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Below are synopses along with screenwriter contacts of some of the screenplays entered into the MANHATTAN SHORT Screenplay Competition. Screenplays are listed in no particular order. If you are a filmmaker looking for someone to collaborate on a short film with, you may find what you're looking for below. Feel free to contact a Screenwriter.

Best Screenplay Winner 2016

SCREENWRITER:
Ben Abrass

TITLE: Wisdom
SYNOPSIS: In New York's tight-knit Russian community, an empty beauty struggling to climb the social ladder fights for life and soul when a routine tooth extraction rapidly devolves into a hellish exorcism.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 15
Contact the Screenwriter: benabrass (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Colin Mercer

TITLE: Simplex
SYNOPSIS: A mid-20's couple moves into their first apartment together only to discover that they haven't been entirely truthful about their sexual histories.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 10
Contact the Screenwriter: colintmercer (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Charlie Jones

TITLE: Quiz Night
SYNOPSIS: 19.
NUMBER OF PAGES: When the Quizzards of Oz finish as pub quiz runners-up to The Earwigs once again, team leader Simon switches teams. While playing for his bitter rivals, Simon realizes that taking part in the quiz was less about winning and more about spending time with friends. He switches sides once again, and the Quizzards of Oz win the pub quiz for the first time.
Contact the Screenwriter: cj93_2007 (AT) hotmail.co.uk

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SCREENWRITER:
David Holscher

TITLE: Cedar Lake
SYNOPSIS: The story of two lifelong pals whose lives are turned around when training for a long distance swim.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 9
Contact the Screenwriter: david (AT) mrjones.org

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SCREENWRITER:
Jennifer Katz

TITLE: Film Festival Fodder
SYNOPSIS: Time is running out. Stress is building. Welcome to the chaos that is Opening Night of the Film Fest.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 15
Contact the Screenwriter: Jennifer.Katz4 (AT) verizon.net

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SCREENWRITER:
Alan R. Howcroft

TITLE: The Transporter Device
SYNOPSIS: Are some advances too dangerous to allow? A young academic recruited to military intelligence learns of a revolutionary technology only she can acquire.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 14
Contact the Screenwriter: ahowcroft7a7 (AT) ntlworld.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Alison Moir

TITLE: Silent April
SYNOPSIS: Set in a world of virtual reality, April must decide if Technology is bridging the gap of communication or isolating her and will it be enough to draw her out of her silence?
NUMBER OF PAGES: 13
Contact the Screenwriter: silentaprilshortfilm (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Jake J Mackintosh
 
TITLE: Long Live The King
SYNOPSIS: The Thick Of It meets Six Feet Under. A black comedy which follows Nancy, a lonely talent agent who only represents the estates of dead celebrities. After Nancy discovers Olivia, a high-profile author on her books, faked her own death; Olivia searches for a comeback while Nancy searches for companionship with her only living client.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 18
Contact the Screenwriter: jake.j.mackintosh (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Bia Borin

TITLE: While You Are Away
SYNOPSIS: A mid-30 Brazilian nanny lives alone and illegal in the US. During her birthday (one day after President Dilma was impeached by the Congress) she's trying to figure out what to do with her life. But the 5 year old boy she's taking care, eventually pushes her limits.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 15
Contact the Screenwriter: bia.borin (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Michael A Griffin

TITLE: The Veil
SYNOPSIS: A heart breaking story of a pretty young woman and her search for justice after she suffers horrific disfigurement from an acid attack to her face as punishment for allegedly dishonoring her family.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 12
Contact the Screenwriter: Michael.griffin09 (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Eileen Hong

TITLE: Last Night’s Dream
SYNOPSIS: Confronting a cold case of her husband’s violent death, an ethic Chinese woman from Vietnam, who is haunted by a multitude of unanswered questions, prays to the Goddess of Mercy for justice.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 19
Contact the Screenwriter: eileenhongwrite (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Vincent Thibault

TITLE: Quondam
SYNOPSIS: She’s lonely and somehow believes she’s ugly. Life is boring until unknown callers reach out for her and claim to be using “Quondapp, the application that lets you call the past”. But they can’t really be calling from the future, can they?
NUMBER OF PAGES: 12
Contact the Screenwriter: vincent (AT) vincentthibault.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Stephen Olson

TITLE: What Could Have Been
SYNOPSIS: Two culturally different young couple meet after 911 but their opportunity to form a relationship is destroyed by the interference of societies’ prejudices.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 16
Contact the Screenwriter: solsonIII (AT) msn.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Mark Flake

TITLE: Sweetpickles’ Rattlesnake Rodeo
SYNOPSIS: A drifter is drawn into a mystery at a sinister rattlesnake ranch
NUMBER OF PAGES: 22
Contact the Screenwriter: woodrec (A ) yahoo.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Manisha Gupta

TITLE: Fall in Spring
SYNOPSIS: Beautiful, shy, poor young girl becomes a famous fashion model, participates in the Fashion-week, India, when an unexpected anticlimax occurs
NUMBER OF PAGES: 6
Contact the Screenwriter: icmanisha (AT) rediffmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Emanuel Nisan

TITLE: Roller Coaster
SYNOPSIS: A financially desperate father must find a way to entertain his son without him discovering his secret.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 14
Contact the Screenwriter: emanuelnisan ( AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Joe Esposito

TITLE: Hersona
SYNOPSIS: When an app developer’s personal shopping app mistakenly places cancelled orders, the team scrambles to prevent hundreds of gifts being sent to ex girlfriends.
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Contact the Screenwriter: JWEsposito ( AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Jim Norman

TITLE: The Street Photographer
SYNOPSIS: In this homage to Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone, an old street photographer offers free portraits to anyone who “tells me why.”  His ancient camera changes what’s seen on the ground glass and people’s lives
NUMBER OF PAGES: 20
Contact the Screenwriter: JimNormanWriter (AT) gmail.com

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Best Screenplay Winner 2015

SCREENWRITER:
Sheri Davenport

TITLE: Easy on the Eyes
SYNOPSIS: A Couple meet in a downtown bar in NYC to discuss their immediate future.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 5
Contact the Screenwriter: Sdaven23 (AT) Gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Michael Curtis

TITLE: Gravel Heart
SYNOPSIS: A 14-year-old puts his life in jeopardy when he confronts a violent neighnor for killing his dog.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 11
Contact the Screenwriter: mc (AT) filmstigator.org

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SCREENWRITER:
Stuart Creque

TITLE: Vodoun
SYNOPSIS: Michael Dumont used a wax voodoo doll to double cross his Vodoun mentor, M . LeBrun, so he could sell his own services to the corrupt M Toussaint. But neither Dumont nor Toussaint understood just how powerful a priest LaBrun was.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 8
Contact the Screenwriter: iscreque (AT) sbcglobal.net

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Best Screenplay Winner 2014

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Best Screenplay Winner 2013

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SCREENWRITER:
Steven Canfield Crowley

TITLE: Gone Fishing
SYNOPSIS: A ten year old anxiously waits to be taken out of school early for a fishing trip with his Dad. But when his father arrives he informes his son that his older brother has died. Based on a true story experienced by the screenwriter.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 13
Contact the Screenwriter: iFallendogfilms (AT) Gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Cary Anderson

TITLE: Extra School
SYNOPSIS: A failed actor teaches people how to become film extras.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 12
Contact the Screenwriter: Anderson_Cary (AT) hotmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Mark Lowe

TITLE: One Man's Island
SYNOPSIS: A Tobacco addicted man finds himself on a deserted island.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 7
Contact the Screenwriter: marklowe3 (AT) hotmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
HB Morrell

TITLE: Flagstone
SYNOPSIS: Two aching unremarkable people rub together by way of the same floor flats in a city neighborhood. Both are unraveling inside, but don't show their problems. Finally one cracks, and the other inadertently saves him.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 21
Contact the Screenwriter: hbmorrell (AT) ca.rr.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Steffano Jay Bozzo

TITLE: Lois, Superman and Willy
SYNOPSIS: Things gety awkward when Superman hires Lois Lane's new boyfriend to be his personal assistant.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 15
Contact the Screenwriter: Sefanojay (AT) me.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Marc J Grimaldi

TITLE: Tihe Realization Room
SYNOPSIS: In a world where you are born into different Tiers, one man is fed up and wants to break free of the bondage which has kept him from excelling. However, when he gets to the top, will it be everything he had hoped it would be?.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 20
Contact the Screenwriter: mgrim97919 (AT) aol.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Michael Bellanova

TITLE: Mailbox
SYNOPSIS: A Distraught man must accept change when his local mailbox disappears.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 5
Contact the Screenwriter: Michaelbellanova (AT) yahoo.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Steven Canfield Crowley

TITLE: ATMO-SPHERE
SYNOPSIS: Benjamin and his dog discover an unusual, metallic sphere near their home. Soon after strange occurrences missing people, and mysterious ailments begin to plague a small town. But will anybody be prepared for what happens next?.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 13
Contact the Screenwriter: falendogfilms (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Cheryll Ganzel

TITLE: Hell Group
SYNOPSIS: A nurse, a mobster, a cranky old lady, and a beautiful woman have a lot in common, they're all murders. They're all dead and they are all under the care of a paranormal psychologist.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 7
Contact the Screenwriter: gabby.ganzel (AT) gmail.com

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SCREENWRITER:
Steve Deery

TITLE: Lucky Jim
SYNOPSIS: Jim is down on his luck and it just got worse. He decides to go to the dog track. What could possibly go wrong?
NUMBER OF PAGES: 30
Contact the Screenwriter: isteve.deery (AT) ntlworld.com

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