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Posted by: Reef Dreamer, February 2nd, 2014, 1:55pm
Top 10% released today.

Nearly 6000 entries, not bad.

Just wondered who has entered and got through?

Think I've spotted Mo, Breanne and I have one myself.

Any others?
Posted by: marnieml, February 2nd, 2014, 2:04pm; Reply: 1
Congrats Bill!  And Breanne & Mo! Not sure if Zach is a member here, he is at MP. He's on the feature list for Frog Boy.

Best of luck in the next round! Over 6000 entries is insane!
Posted by: Bogey, February 2nd, 2014, 2:08pm; Reply: 2
Have 2 features that advanced.

On a related note (given that BlueCat is Gordy Hoffman's baby), Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his NY apartment today. Tragic. Only 46.
Posted by: Reef Dreamer, February 2nd, 2014, 2:57pm; Reply: 3
Well done bogey - sorry don't know your name - buts that's impressive.
Posted by: wonkavite (Guest), February 2nd, 2014, 2:59pm; Reply: 4
Hey, congrats to all who moved on.  Holla!  :)
Posted by: nawazm11, February 2nd, 2014, 8:22pm; Reply: 5
Good job, everybody. I saw Steve on there as well and one other person whose name I've forgotten. I thought Phil Clarke would make it too, that's unfortunate. Did anybody else enter? Here's the link for those who are interested.
Posted by: Toby_E, February 3rd, 2014, 8:43am; Reply: 6
Congrats, everyone! That's great news.

Mo, did you get the rewrite for MOAFL finished for this then?
Posted by: Breanne Mattson, February 3rd, 2014, 7:25pm; Reply: 7
Thanks, everyone. And congratulations to the others who advanced. Best of luck. :)
Posted by: Bogey, February 3rd, 2014, 8:15pm; Reply: 8
Same here- thanks for the well wishes and congrats to all who advanced. I'll be rooting for you.
Posted by: nawazm11, February 3rd, 2014, 9:41pm; Reply: 9

Quoted from Toby_E
Mo, did you get the rewrite for MOAFL finished for this then?

Not the rewrite I should've done ;D. Skimming over the script I sent, there's just a lot of amateur mistakes, a lot of poor dialogue, lot of poor beats, and the writing has no flare or style. Wrote this around a year ago and I think if I were to write this again today, not a lot would be the same. I'm planning on giving it a full do over later in the year, plenty of things that need changing. Surprised that it got this far. I think it might've been just how accessible and relatable relationship stories are. We'll see how it fares in the later rounds though. Thanks for asking though. :)

Good luck everyone!

Posted by: Breanne Mattson, February 21st, 2014, 1:02pm; Reply: 10
Congrats to Mohammad and Bill for advancing. Looks like everyone moved on but me. :'( Oh well, my genius has always gone unrecognized. ;D

Bogey, I don't know your name so I don't know if you advanced. If so, congrats. If not, join the club of overlooked geniuses. ;D

Also, congrats to anyone I've missed.

Here's a link:
Posted by: Bogey, February 21st, 2014, 1:13pm; Reply: 11
"If not, join the club of overlooked geniuses"

Are there dues?
Posted by: Breanne Mattson, February 21st, 2014, 1:34pm; Reply: 12

Quoted from Bogey
Are there dues?

No, that's the Misunderstood Geniuses Club. This is the Overlooked Geniuses Club. :)
Posted by: Bogey, February 21st, 2014, 1:46pm; Reply: 13
Then I'm in.

I'd like to thank....
Posted by: GM, February 21st, 2014, 1:48pm; Reply: 14

I gotta place in a comp...someday :(
Posted by: Guest, February 21st, 2014, 3:15pm; Reply: 15
I didn't make blue cat, but I was able to submit to Script Pipeline.

Best of luck to you guys in this one.

Posted by: Reef Dreamer, February 21st, 2014, 5:20pm; Reply: 16
Thanks Breanne

The funny thing is i won the London Film Awards with my script the Grieving Spell, ahead of my other script Inner Journey.

In Bluecat TGS failed to get past the first 10% when IJ did. Hey ho, its all subjective

The more I'm involved the more i realise i have take it with a pinch of salt...yet...i enjoy the fight, the challenge. Let that carry on.

SS is a great site with some great potential in so many writers. I would hate to think they didn't think they were worth fighting out  a competition when i think this is actually a great breading ground for writers.

all the best

PS I'm pissed, so apologies if this makes no sense...too much booze!!
Posted by: irish eyes, February 21st, 2014, 6:22pm; Reply: 17
Congrats Bill and Mo on progressing

Posted by: nawazm11, February 21st, 2014, 8:32pm; Reply: 18
Thanks, everybody! I've noticed that with competitions, it highly highly depends on which reader you get. Very subjective and there's no doubt certain stories do better than others. The comp gives you a nice chin up more than anything. To maybe tell you you're not as bad as you seem. ;D
Posted by: Toby_E, February 22nd, 2014, 6:19am; Reply: 19
Great work Bill and Mo! That is awesome news :)
Posted by: nawazm11, February 22nd, 2014, 8:04pm; Reply: 20
Thanks, Toby!
Posted by: Reef Dreamer, March 16th, 2014, 3:04am; Reply: 21
Well I'm still in, now up to the semi finals, down to the last 34.

I think Mo has fallen out but quite frankly the feature competition is over twice the size of the short so he should be damn proud of that. I don't have a feature script worthy of that.
Posted by: nawazm11, March 16th, 2014, 4:04am; Reply: 22
Great stuff, Bill! Two thumbs up, 34/1000 is awesome. Good luck!

Of course, like anybody, I was rooting for my script to go through but really, it didn't deserve to. I finally got off my arse and actually looked at it two or so weeks back and decided the only way for it to work was to do a page 1 rewrite. Shows you how much confidence I had in it!
Posted by: pale yellow, March 16th, 2014, 6:58am; Reply: 23
Billllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll   .....super congrats!!! Figured I would click on the site just to see if I recognized any of the names and there was Bill Sarre!!!! Do it to me man! Congrats!
Posted by: irish eyes, March 16th, 2014, 7:10am; Reply: 24
Great stuff Bill... now onto the finals.

Posted by: SteveUK, March 16th, 2014, 5:43pm; Reply: 25
Congrats Bill, that's great news. Unfortunately my feature didn't make it past the quarter final stage. When are the finalists announced?
Posted by: Reef Dreamer, April 3rd, 2014, 3:46pm; Reply: 26
Alas didn't win - only four finalists named, which is a tad weird. Well done to them.

Anyway, she made the semi finals which is cool, along with being a Page Finalist, American Gem finalist and a Gimme credit placing.

I can now retire Inner Journey after her - I feel my scripts are female like boats - own journey.

She's done me proud and I'm glad to say she was born on Simply scripts  :)
Posted by: KevinLenihan, April 3rd, 2014, 3:50pm; Reply: 27
Sorry to hear, but a great, great run. Probably harder to be a semi-finalist and finalist in all of those than it is to just win one. To win requires luck...but to do well in so many means the script is truly good.
Posted by: nawazm11, April 4th, 2014, 2:44am; Reply: 28
Exactly what Kevin said. Truly a shame, Bill, you should dab your hands in features more, you definitely have the talent for it. It definitely takes skill to place (and win) in so many comps. Be sure to send me your MP feature once you finish if you need a read on it. :)
Posted by: Reef Dreamer, April 4th, 2014, 4:44am; Reply: 29
thanks guys.
Posted by: Toby_E, April 4th, 2014, 1:08pm; Reply: 30
Sorry to hear that, man. But getting as far as you did is a major achievement in itself! You should be real proud of yourself.
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