2022 ScreenCraft Comedy Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on August 17, 2022

We are excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Comedy Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 2,000 submissions. A huge congratulations to this year's winners!

Overall Winner

Black Mormon by Rory Kulz, Eric Stroud

When a repressed, mixed-race Mormon is promoted to head the Church’s Black outreach, his racial awakening provokes him to live without inhibition, fraying his relationships with his family, his work, and his God.

Feature Winner

Hillbilly Bath by Lauren Kleeman

After her boyfriend dumps her, a trailer trash sexagenarian joins the county fair beauty pageant in an attempt to win him back, along the way inspiring other older women to compete, creating her own definition of beauty, and discovering self love.

Pilot Winner

Tapped by Sarah Martellaro

A dysfunctional couple vacations to Vermont in an attempt to save their relationship but becomes entwined in the dangerous French-Canadian maple syrup cartel.

Mentorship Prize Winner (with 3Arts manager)

Mr. Shaky-Choky by Danny Galvin & Brad Pike

Mr. Shaky-Choky, the thing that goes bump in the night, is arrested and sent to prison for 40 years. Upon his release, he struggles to adapt to a world where spooks no longer spook - until he finds himself at the centers of a missing persons case that forces him to confront monsters from the other side of the law.

Honorable Mention

Crips by Brian Koukol

When a disabled man discovers that his long-time girlfriend and caregiver has been cheating on him, he must decide where to draw the line in this comedic tale of life, love, and progressive neuromuscular disease set in the un-accommodating world of suburban Los Angeles.

We'd like to thank again our esteemed jury that included: Justin Lee of Lord Miller Productions, Emma Broughton the Head of Scripted TV at New Regency, Bre Andrade the Creative Executive at Party Over Here, and Grey Cusack the former Director of Development at Columbia Pictures.

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable projects. View the quarterfinalists,  semifinalists and finalists by clicking the corresponding link.

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