We're proud to announce the finalists for our Showtime Tony Cox Short Screenplay Competition. The winner, to be announced in the coming weeks, will receive $500, an all access pass to NFF '19 and much more! Read on for the three scripts.
Angels Live in Tunapuna
Synopsis: Two estranged buddies get one last chance to repair their fractured friendship after death, but before Heaven.
Bio: Sonja Dumas is a writer and arts consultant who also creates choreographic works and films in her native Trinidad and Tobago. Her documentary feature, Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers, was adjudged the Best Local Film at the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, and most recently, her short film, Tickle Me Rich, was nominated for a 2014 Africa Movie Academy Award.
The Last High
Synopsis: The Last High is a comedy about a woman on vacation in Amsterdam who finds herself in charge of six sweet little old ladies from the States who are just dying to get stoned.
Bio: Doug Bost’s writing credits include Diminished Capacity, starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda, the short films Kubuku Rides (This Is It) and Focus Group, and two features in development, Rubber Room (dir. Terry Kinney) and Maggie Cassidy (adapted from the novel by Jack Kerouac). He is a member of Steppenwolf Films.
Synopsis: When Brian is given special day release from a mental health facility to attend his mother's funeral, he impulsively takes his six-year-old son on a road trip that neither of them will soon forget.
Bio: Mimi Jeffries received her MFA with Honors in Film from Columbia University in 2013. She currently resides in Brooklyn and is developing several feature length scripts.