Screenwriters Workshop member David Pollard has won first place in an online screenwriting contest at MoviePoet.com. Pollard is a member of Screenwriters Workshop’s Sunday evening script group.
Each month, MoviePoet runs a free online five-page screenplay contest. The goal, per the MoviePoet website, is to “help writers improve their craft, celebrate our best work, and connect writers and their scripts with filmmakers.” The contest Pollard won, entitled “One is the loneliest number,” challenged writers to come up with a story with one character, no dead bodies, and no off-screen voices. Pollard’s script, entitled “When it rains,” is about a female thief who has a rough night.
“I am surprised to have [won] with this short,” says Pollard, “because I wasn’t greatly pleased with it myself and kept trying to come up with something else to put in the… contest – but hey, what do I know.” Shortly after winning the contest Pollard was contacted by filmmaker Jim Montgomery at SFG Media seeking to produce the piece.
Read Pollard’s winning entry and others here. Congratulations, David!