2018 Virginia Screenwriting Competition Winners
The Long, Black Veil
Fiona, a young woman in 19th-century Ireland, is married off by her father to Sean, an older man. She finds romance with his younger brother Michael, but when Michael is murdered by the British peacekeeping force, she must mourn him in disguise. There, in the cemetery, under her long black veil, she falls in love with the most unlikely person: her husband.
The Audition is a coming of age story about a high school musical prodigy who receives a request to audition at the prestigious Curtis of Music in Philadelphia. But before he leaves home, his mother persuades him to take a detour to pick up his recently paroled bank-robbing father (a man he thought was dead) and deliver him to his assigned halfway house, with the hope the father will reveal the whereabouts of the missing bank robbery cash.
Blind Justice tells the story of a blind black lawyer, George Washington Fields. Fields must face the dark parts of his past life as a runaway slave, when in 1912, he agrees to represent Virgie Christian, a black girl accused of murdering her white boss. It is based on true events.