Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on July 10, 2019

We’re excited to feature the scripts listed below that comprise the quarterfinalists of the 2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest. This competition highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Our jury’s credits this year include American Sniper, The Post, On the Basis of Sex, The Simone Biles Story, Romeo & Juliet, 11/22/63, The Crown, and this year's Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Green Book.

And 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.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the semifinalists and grand prize winners here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! Without further ado, here are the quarterfinalists:

A Forgiving Fire Olin Fregia
A Good Story Tony Sbrana
A Piece Of Steak Graham Waldrop
Aaron's Law David Boyd
Abuse of Power Gila Zalon
Accidental Patriot JD Deane
Agent Thumb Alison Parker & Rodriguez Fruitbat
Amazing Grace Jackie Perez
America First Barbara nunberg
An Improbable Life Matthew Myers
Around the World in 72 Days Vijay Varman
Around the World with Nellie Bly Kimberly Stewart
Bakersfield Mist Stephen Sachs
Baron of Havana Alex Simon
Black Widow Begins Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds
Blind Justice Ramona Taylor
Bread Danna Scott
Bully Joshua Cohen
Bunny and Raffles Eliot Routh Routh
Caravaggio Zach Grossman
Carol Susan Polk
Dodger Marty Williams
Dragon Girl Michael Tracy
Ebenezer Duncan Ralston
Esther Nicole Feste
Father Mucker Peter Gazdag
Fever Carl Byker
FIRE GIRL Kevin Hill
Flom Sarah Shockey
Forever Blue Karen Bryson
Four Horsemen Michael Vance
Frank & Stein Danny Baram
Full Metal Gretel Corrin Evans
Goddess Steven Peros
Grace Omalley: Pirate Queen of Connaught Susan O. Wade
Greely's Rescue: Escape from Cape Sabine George Cagala
Greenwood Nathan Patton
H.P. Lovecraft's Tales Of Terror Samuel Ezra Fisch
Heck Chris Hicks
Heloise + Abelard Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough
His Name is Vincent Kelly Luu & Kevin Luu
House of David Melissa Alfredson
Houston: The Man Who Lynched Jim Crow Gregory Lemmons & Marc Theriault
How the Wizard Came to Oz Donald Abbott
Hoxie 29 Marc Moody
Hyde Tony Robenalt & James Barrett
IDA Dru Murray
If the Shoe Fits Diana Regolizio
Into Bloom Ali  Qassim
Ivaylo the Cabbage Sascha Gomberg
Julie La Maupin Jack Steeley
Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours Natalie Paige Bentley
Kings Road Jonathan Protass
Last to Fall Jim Maceda
Little Eva Isaac Rathbone & Joel Willis
Loved by You Trisha Dotson
Ludlow Bruce Leaf
Magician of Light Carla Kanthak & Carl Zittrer
Mariana Katherine Vaz
Martha & George David  Power
Masoch Pete Carboni
Master of Horror Sebastien Blanchard
Miller's Monster Tim Evans
Milligan's Son Ramona Kathi Kones
Milton Hershey: A Sweet Life Mike Runion
Morien John Thomas
Nellie Alice Packard
Night Fall Tom Waters
Novel Endings Christine Bendorf
Outspoken: The Untold Story of Helen Keller Kathryn Fox
Palisades Richard P. Alvarez
Passaic Michael Klausner
PG-17 Araz Edward
Phantom Ulvrik "Wolf" Kraft
Phantom Of The Opera Travis Seppala
Pola Yvonne Potter & Lea Sellers
Potato Dreams of America Wes Hurley
Princess Isabel Jessica Stanford
Red Hand, Black Blood Frank Jordan
Renfield Ellen Ireland
Richer Than a White Man Christine Stevens DeLorenzo
Riva Ridge William Holland
Robert Smalls John Harris
Robyn Jennifer Smith & Kate Smith
Rosaline & Juliet: A Musical W.A.W. Parker
Saints and Sinners Brit Cowan
Savage Lands Colin Gray
Saving America Michael Lederer
Secret Ellington Trai Cartwright
Secret Weapon Gretchen Somerfield
Sedger Mor Catherine Wright
Severed Souls: "Uline Ice Company" B. Isabella Bodnar
Shelby's Last March Kathaleen Brewer
Sinbad and the Sky Thieves Jose Ernand
Slave to Honor Stephen Easton
Small Decisions Gary Rose
Smalls Dave Eisenstark
So Comes Love Meaghan Hynes
Soldiers & Bandits Eduardo Soto-Falcon
Son of a Sheriff Travis  Davidson
Stagecoach Mary Taylor Hopkins
Stir the Children Brennan Howard
Strom Zach Tirone
Suits of Woe Richard Minkoff
Tail Of The Underdog: The Sylvester Stallone Story - Round One David Davies
Taking Back Wonderland Louise Douglas
The Adventurers James Farwell
The Appeal Yoav Potash
The Asherah Ronald Ecker
The B-Files Steven Laflamme
The Brothers Karamazov Tim Olshefski
The Candy Bombers Mark Lorenz
The Copeland Kids Cecilia Copeland
The Empress of Heaven: Mystical City of God David O'Neill
The Fierce White Lady of Chinatown Jason Chan
The Ghost Lindsey Gudritz
The Glass Slippers Faith Rivens
The Gray Mare Jackie Young & Tim Sloan
The Great Adventure of the Bentley Girls Elisa Herrmann
The Great Fire Brad Briggs
The Heart of a Tiger S.R. Kuy
The Heroes of Hosingen Alice Flynn
The Humphreys of Oz John Lagerholm
The Incommunicable Spencer Janes
The Inventors Ronald Drescher
The Keeper Kevin Nelson
The Last Templar Rick Abercrombie
The Lost Girls Dustin Schmidt
The Man in Room Five Simon  Kincade
The Man Who Was Thursday Jason Amareld
The March King's Daughter Robert Fleet
The Marys Amanda Dettrick
The Master of Storms Demetra Pittman
The Most Dangerous Game Evan James
The Mouth of the Wolf Eric Berg
The Napoleon of Crime Mel Evans
The Quake Papers Jane Murphy
The Queen of Magic Roxanne Beck
The Quest for Fire Marat Sarsembayev, Mansur Sarsembayev & Maxud Sarsembayev
The Rough Riders Holly Saunders
The Saxon Louis Spirito
The Sociopath Saint Daniel Choi
The Steagles Jeanie M. Clark
The Vicar of Wakefield Ari Krause
The Whip Karen Kondazian & Ryan Oksenberg
The White Mouse Molly Gardner
The White Mouse: Witch Heather Farlinger
Tillie David Chester & Blake Pinter
Timewarped Gary Sharp
Two by Two Mickey Martinez
Unbought and Unbossed Travis Carr
W. Smith Sophie Hexter
Warbrave Andres Rivera
When The Stars Came Out Paul Walder
When the World Was Ours Steven Hartman
Willi Won't Play L.T. Gordon
With Further Ado Beverly Peders
Young Arthur and the Lady of the Lake Barry Ambrose & Christopher Stapleton

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