2018 Virginia Screenwriting Competition Winners

  • Caroline Hoover

    The Trip

    Jane is a control freak.  Jane’s husband has cancer.  Traditional treatments aren’t working, and Jane’s husband wants to join a study that examines the effects of psilocybin mushrooms on end-of-life depression.  This should turn out well.

  • Eric Carlson

    The Audition

    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.

  • Ramona Taylor

    Blind Justice

    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.

Finalists