2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Mehul Desai“I’m doing a lot of multi-task juggling at the moment. I’m developing a new science fiction short film for the UK Film Council (no doubt thanks to the PAGE Award!) and I’m also polishing a number of feature scripts for contacts made via the Award. Thanks again for all your support!”

Mehul Desai
Leicester, England
2009 Grand Prize Winner

“We have signed Dazzle Land with PAGE Judge Mike Kuciak of Samurai MK. Gotta say, we’re flyin’. We truly wouldn’t be where we are without the PAGE Awards. Thank you so much for your interest and your time and your faith.”

Steve Schoen & James Loos
Portland, Oregon
2009 Bronze Prize Winners

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Phyllis Heltay“The new year is starting off great! I just found out that my feature comedy Miracleville received funding through Telefilm Canada. The producer, Rob Neilson of Etch Media, is aiming to shoot it this summer (fingers crossed)! I also have a short film called Hitman which is just wrapping production in L.A., so this might be the year I actually get to see something on the screen.”

Phyllis Heltay
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009 Bronze Prize Winner

“After winning the prize I was interviewed for several newspapers and magazines, and even on BBC Radio, which was all very exciting. I also had a meeting with an agent in London who was very enthusiastic and wants me to build up my portfolio. Romance Class is now in development and is hopefully moving into pre-production in February.”

Michael Cumes
Edinburgh, Scotland
2009 Gold Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Robert Sudduth“Great news! I signed with Adesuwa McCalla at MetaMorphic Management. She loved Going to Gunn and really believes in its potential for getting produced. And because of the contest win, I’ve met with a handful of producers who I’m establishing relationships with. Of course I’ll keep you updated.”

Robert Sudduth
Los Angeles, California
2009 Gold Prize Winner

“Radar Pictures has attached themselves to produce and finance my PAGE Award-winning script Endangered. I have also been hired to adapt a graphic novel for producer Stephen L’Heureux of Solipsist Films. Thanks so much for putting on this contest and providing a forum for up-and-coming screenwriters to gain recognition and publicity.”

Mark Kratter
Los Angeles, California
2009 Silver Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Alex Hollister“Thanks to my PAGE win, I found representation with Jeff Belkin at Foremost Films. We’re currently polishing my 2009 PAGE Award-winning script Shotgun Cinderella, as well as my 2008 PAGE Semi-Finalist While Rome Burns. I’ve always been a fan of your contest and it seems fitting that it was you lot who ultimately gave me the foot-up to the first rung of a very long ladder.”

Alex Hollister
Bristol, England
2009 Silver Prize Winner

“I received the wonderful prize package. Thank you so much! I’m in the process of filming To Rest in Peace as my USC thesis project. (Here’s our website: www.restinpeacefilm.com) In fact, I’m in the edit suite with my editor right now, preparing for our trip to Kuwait to shoot b-roll. Looking forward to sending you the film!”

Fawaz Al-Matrouk
Los Angeles, California
2009 Silver Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Sean Mick“I’ve just signed with Mark and Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management. Mark and I are working together on both of my PAGE Award winning scripts, Silencer and Resurrection Run. I’ve also finished a draft of my short drama 10-50 Frank for independent filmmaker John Matysiak. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I know I haven’t felt this positive or this much energy about my writing in a long time.”

Sean Mick
Carson City, Nevada
2009 Bronze Prize Winner