Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on April 8, 2020

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition. Selected from over 1,200 submissions, Who Killed Buster Sparkle? by John Bateman has been named as winner and Anna Incognito by Laura Preble has been named runner-up. Caravaggio: A Light Before The Darkness by Ken Mora has been named the winner of the graphic novel category.

Who Killed Buster Sparkle? follows a black ghost with partial amnesia, meets the only person who can see him: a gender-fluid drag queen. As they solve the ghost's strange mystery, they quickly learn they need each other more than they realize.

In Anna Incognito, when Anna Beck, a woman with severe trauma and extreme OCD, receives a wedding invitation from her therapist/would-be lover, she takes to the road to stop the wedding.

Caravaggio: A Light Before The Darkness follows the life and works of Italian artist, Caravaggio, whose works resuscitated a struggling church and a secret love affair led to his tragic death.

The following projects have also been selected for special consideration:

Richly Drawn Ulvrik "Wolf" Kraft
Sanguinity Point Peter Palmieri
Send Patty Blount
The Curse of The Romanovs Staton Rabin
The Desire Card Lee Matthew Goldberg
This Is How I Save My Life Amy Scher
This Is the Dead Land Chelsea Judy
Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives Anne Michaud

In addition to the ScreenCraft Team, this year's jury was comprised of literary agents from  The Gersh Agency, United Talent Agencyand 3 Arts Entertainment.

Both the Grand Prize winner, Bateman, and runner-up, Preble, will each receive cash prizes and have their material circulated to ScreenCraft’s network of agents, managers, and producers. Mora will also receive consultation from the ScreenCraft team and have his material circulated and developed.

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

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