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2021 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on May 5, 2021

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2021 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,200 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on June 9th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Quarterfinalists:

"If Not For Fiona" Heather Lehrman
1066 Sam Wright
1892 P.D. Hogan
3 Daring Nobodies Bradford Richardson
8:32 Brendan Ethredge
A Dangerous, Glamorous Job Rangeley Wallace
A Grozny Affair Zed Martin & Thomas Joseph
A Jury of Her Peers Conner Conway
A Living Sacrifice Michelle Cutler
A Long Time Ago Jordan Smith
A Tale of a Thousand Nights Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli
Abiding Hope Jeff Shevlowitz
Adarna Arvin Panganiban
After Neverland E.R. Womelsduff
After the Cinders Adam Bertocci
Afterburn Lawrence Cremo
Alaska Dawn John Collins
Alek- Episode 1: Visible Speech Dylan James Amick & Daniel Glenn Fissmer
Amelia Earhart Michael Dunker
American Doctor Veronica Reyes-How
American Infamy Takeo Hori
American Kingdom Sonia Sebastian & Deborah McNulty
Antillia: Conquest Gold Jason Todd
Aqua Tofana Daryn Robinson
As Reported By Miss Genevieve Forbes Rachel Coomes
Assassin Ben DeHart
Badlands Bully Nick Davis
Ball Humbug! Michael McIlraith & Heather Wilk
Bandit Bae Cierra Lockett
Be Nimble: An Appalachian Fairytale Alex Clark
Becoming Tennessee Judith Richland
Begin Again Ioanna Lagonika
Below the Radar Gemma Crofts
Bethune Contona Thomas & Dhyana Ziegler
Betrayal of Reason C.Hope Belmont
Big Winner Mike Anderson, John Clavier
Billy & Ray Mike Bencivenga
Black & White Roland Millien
Black Moon Rising Gary DeMoss
Blood Over Water Stephen Parker
Bloody Williamson Kristel Taylor
Bodhisattva Adam Tran
Bold Kate McLaughlin
Bonny Tanner Moody
Brutal Journey Tom Freyer
Built By Hart Alison Bonn
Cake After Cake After Cake Jill Brennan
Casey at the Bat Jay Kenworthy
Casualties of Truth & Lies Brian Thompson
Cavalier Sydney Painter
Chopin The Series Alex Balassa, Victoria Orvañanos & Marisol Mijares
Cimarrón Jonas Watson
Citizen Nowhere Kevin Ramlal
Cleopatra In Rome Jon Davis
Come Tuesday Jason Holmes
Cop Killer Greg Goodness
Crimson K.B. Lewis
Crush the Monster Alex Odaguar
Damaged Goods John Purvis
Damn With Faint Praise Hossein(Shahin) Karbalaeetaher
David Boder Jason Ruscio
Debating X Adam Pachter
Delusions John McKinney
Denmark Robbie Robertson
Desire Street Christopher Eaton
Diane Nash Cierra Lockett
Diary of a Madman John Henderson
Dog Of War Katterina Powers
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow Matt McKinzie
Doux: The Yvon Durelle Story Brent Rouleau
Dracula Madison Sean Flannery
Dragon Rider Michael Tracy
Driven To The Edge Christopher Pizzurro
Empire of the Clouds A. E. Synenko
Eon Marine Mondelot
Expatriate David Fraser
Fair Game Kent Reason
Fever Carl Byker
Fire on Ice Courtney Suttle
First Drop of Rain James Brosnahan
Foolish Woman Jared Neumark
Four Floors in Raqqa Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli
Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus Jared Firstbrook
Fraternize Michael Colucci
From the Whorehouse to the Whitehouse: The Scandalous, True Life Story of Victoria Woodhull Julie Austin & Adrian Colesberry
Fuck New Rome Erik Sternberger
Galahad Nicholas Pangilinan
Garment Shannon Amborn
Giant / Episode: "Gremlins" Laura Swanbeck
Good City Natalia Chown
Gore Vidal  J.R. Howell
Gramercy Park  Christen R. Carter
Granuaile: Ireland's Sea Queen Laura Murphy
Harlem's Own Justin Burgess
Harvard Secret Court Cory Krueckeberg 
Have You Heard About Harvey? Sam Wright
Henry David Wayne Baltz
Hesse Jill Bayor
Home Game Michelle Massie & Tim McHugh
How Things Work David Baden
Huracán Jesse J Cook
I Enjoy Being a Girl! Brandon Krajewski
I Want My Own Name Back Florence Buchanan
I'll Be OK Mimi Hayes
Ida Dru Murray
Ida Tarbell Mark McDevitt
If They Were Of Us Rosemary Griggs
Immortalis Deborah West
Imre Matthew Lashua
In Ponzi We Trust Victor Rounds
Into the Lion's Den Jane Gideon
Japanese for Baseball Ray Keller
Johnstown John Radzniak
Just One More Thing Lisa C. Della Rocca
Just Watch Me - The True Story of Churchill's Favorite Spy. Barry Siskind
Killdozer Sonny Priest
Kingfisher Will Horne
Kiss of Darkness Michael McClung
La Maupin Christina Hulen
Lady Driver Stephanie Diaz
Lady Reporter Michael Lucid & Michael Lannan
Lafayette Square Katherine Martinez DeLeon
Lil Ellen Dolan
Lily Mike Fardy
Lioness Fred Nutter
Long Live John Africa! Sean Slater
Madame of Fire and Vice Alison Wroblewski
Madeleine's Reflection Ariane Hahusseau
Mama Hospital Sara Vitale & Ellen Klein Pillsbury
Mansa Rubiahna Vaughn
Maplewood Joanne Caputo & Michael Ivey
Married At Fourteen Terry Borst & Lisa Lucas
Martha Casey Beck
Mary Mallon  Anna Vecellio
Mary+Flo Lia Langworthy
McGwire & Sosa Josh Bradley
Mé - Miniseries Episode 1: Scars Lynn Morris
Messenger Dogs Clark Ransom
Miske Louis Spirito
Monsters: Introducing the Invisible Man Will Vega
Morale and Safety Daniel Johnson
Motherkiller (contact info on title page) Terry Lynam
Mrs Washington Roebling Daphne Rozenblatt
N.R.A. Dan Williams
Newspaperwoman Vivian Kerr
No Good Deed  Heather Farlinger
No Second Prize Michael Wormald
Not My Brother Kathryn Orwig
On Paper Wing’s Nick Davis
On-The-Roof Gang Matt Zullo
Once the Sun Rises Shaun Crawford
Opera Valley Nathaniel Nauert
Our Spirits Will Not Break Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Russel
Paranomia Anthony Vivian
Passāre: Ulysses Beyond The Odyssey Charles Beckwith
Patty Hearst Matthew Tennant
Peace Fury & The Dynamite King  Lynwood Shiva Sawyer
Pearl of the Desert Rowena Squires
Persuasion Zoë Hodge
Peshmerga: The Desert Peacock  Ana Gamundi
PETA Brent Delaney
Petrov Ryan Patch
Polynia Vera Neverkevich & Daniel Libman
Ponzi Josh Durst-Weisman
Publishing Hitler Jordan Schursky
Red, White, & Juan Ross Fischer
Republic Of Maryland Jamie Noel
Ride! John Foster
Ripples & Waves: A Modern Queer Retelling of The Little Mermaid L.A. Witt
River and Boone Leave Babcock Morgan Herrmann
Robin Jessica Sieff
Robyn Jennifer Smith & Kate Smith
Rosetta's War kenneth lueders
Run the Devil Matthew Evans
Run! Run! Run! - The Lives of Abbie Hoffman Michael Shapiro
Saint Dorothea Chris King
SCOTUS Alan Jenkins
Searching for Tutankhamun Ariane Hahusseau
Sellout Robert Chimento
Seven Eternities Mirella Christou
Severed Souls - "Uline Ice Company" B. Isabella Bodnar
Séverin Maggy Torres-Rodriguez
Sew Ann Lowe Nicole Newman
Shadows Over Innsmouth Bradley Stokan
SINder Danielle R Erlich
Sleepy Hollow Halloween Robert Janda
Small Boys Robert Ivey
Small Decisions Gary Rose
Sonder Brian Deininger & Charlie Taft, Ian Young
Soul to Squeeze Alex Arabian
Spiced Hunter Cline
Spinner & Marie Joanne Thomson
Spring-Heeled Jack Nicholas Horwood
Stripped Brittany Angley
The American Barkeeper Stephen Krespel
The Arrow Collar Man Ellen Ireland
The Astrologer Ray Keller, Richard Schmidt
The Bluff Darius Turbak
The Boy Who Lost His Shadow DJ Mineheine
The Burning Cold William Drew Weinbrenner
The Cosmonauts' Keeper — Episode 1 — "Cedar" B.C. Bell
The Crick Dan Howlett
The Dead Travel Fast Zach Roe
The Doodler B. Bill Randal
The Electric War Arthur Tiersky
The False One Andrew Kevin Fawn
The Fierce Angel Of Chinatown Jason Chan
The Four Fingers Nico Bellamy & Chase Pestano
The Fourth Stowaway Robert Hough
The Futurist Manifesto Against Biographic Cinema Tom Wateracre
The Good Hike Amanda Moresco
The Great Houdini Alan Starzinski
The Greatest Race Adam Somang Karlson & Joe Hayes
The Illegal Howland Crowe
The Kallikak Crusade Pilot Tom Holowach
The Last Trail CJ Landers
The Light Princess David McGranaghan & Julian Miller
The Little King Warren Bouchier
The Longest Trail Tracee Beebe
The Loss Of Innocents Paul Walder
The Louis Braille Story Susan Mestl
The Maharaja Amar Rehal
The Man From The Getty James Booth
The Man in the Brown Suit Elizabeth Ditty
The Neverlands: Hangman's Tree Jonathan Scott Parker
The North Village Marya Sherron
The Other Actress Zoe Miller
The Pearl of Gloucestershire Paula Podgurski
The Pepper Christine Garver
The Players Chris Connolly
The Porter and The Stone  Nuh Omar
The Press Robert Mellette
The Radical Stephanie Stanley
The Rainbow God Box Tripp Mills
The Red Pyre Donald Grail
The Republic of West Florida Sam Jay Gold
The Revolutionist Xander Bernstein
The Ring, Episode 1: "Dionysus" William Gerrard
The Rose and the Lion Charles J. Musser
The Savior of San Westone Calvin Leslie
The Sea Dragon Adam Sharp
The Sixth of September Lincoln Alabaster
The Sky Way Robert Bertrand
The Soap Maker of Correggio Tonissa Saul
The Son: Joshua ben Joseph Cheryl Boyles
The Telltale Light Joshua Rebell
The Twenty-One Gun Salute Ronald Ecker
The Unattainable Mary Hoogasian
The Understudy David Hoffman
The Unfinished War Eduardo Presa
The Utopians Scott Winfield Sublett
The Valentich Disappearance Christopher Eaton
The Very First Powder Puff Derby John Purvis
The Yugo Aaron Pollock
They Skate My Dream Melody Mundy
This Is America Lyric Fergusson
Thomas/Thomasine Evan Garrone
Thrums Brett Stanning & Evlampia Papadopoulos
Tragic Beauty Jace Serrano
Twenty Thousand Leagues Jacob Mulgrew
Uncharted Mere Spitzmiller
Uncivilized Vadim Egoul
Unsinkable Sam The Gideon Brothers
Valentine Debra Sharkey
Valley of The Lion Joshua Katz
Vargas Carlos Lozano
Vegas Baby Sheliza Mitha & Marissa Hoeppner
Voice Levi Buchanan & L. Kris Gowen
Wampus Cat Jessica Wei
Washington's Revolution Ryan Smith
We Flew When The Birds Walked Daniel Leventhal
We Never Sleep Peter Bettinelli 7 Matt Nickley
Western Approaches Andrew Judge
What Would Walt Want? Alex Rubin
When the World was Square Irwin Greenstein
When Wendy Grew Up Jenna St. John
Where Is Shruti? Kelly Lamphear-Dash
Where We Came From Julia Morizawa
Will Scarlet B.C. Bell
Wuthering Eyre  Christopher Cayen-Cyr
Young Arthur and the Lady of the Lake Barry Ambrose & Juan Castro
Young Widow Coffin Scott Carneal

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