Write of Passage Winning Scripts

This page lists the winning scripts and finalists for the Write of Passage Competition. To read a script, click the name.

Producers may "bid" on the rights to produce a Write of Passage script for the 168 Film Project competition. Write of Passage films compete in their own category. 168 management has sole discretion in granting permission to produce.

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2013 Write of Passage Finalists

The theme for 2013-2014 is "The Gift." The foundational verse for all scripts is Matthew 5:23-24:

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift."

FIRST PLACE:
STOP BEING A JERK
A self-absorbed yuppie tries to make things right. Comedy.
Writer: William G. Jones. DE: Allen Wolf

SECOND PLACE
PB&J
A young son prepares a gift of love for his mother.
Writer: Peter Xifo; DE: Jack McClintock

THIRD PLACE
STUCK
Years after a tragedy, Jay must decide whether to hold onto his guilt or accept forgiveness.
Writer: Aaron Kamp; DE: Rowena Kuo

FOURTH PLACE
OCTOBER 23
A teenager learns the horrors of distracted driving.
Writer: Jay Sherer; DE: Alyson McHargue

FIFTH PLACE
SPECIAL DELIVERY
A daughter's emergency surgery brings a tsunami of memories.
Writer: Dana Cowden; DE: Doug Braddock

ONLINE AUDIENCE FAVORITE:
CIRCLE OF BEADS
A man haunted by tragedy must sacrifice his heart to find healing and reconciliation.
Writer: James M. DeVince; DE: James O'Keeffe

FINALISTS (also potential scripts for a Write of Passage Spotlight Film)

THE BULLY GIFT
A kindhearted kid gives the bully an unexpected birthday gift with riotous repercussions. Comedy.
Writer: C. Joshua Crawford; DE: Martha Cotton

The Silver Cross
A bounty hunter must protect a woman whose husband he killed years earlier.
Writer: Jay Sherer; DE: Mike Rinaldi

Son of a Shogun
A prince who seeks his father's approval must firsts reconcile with his brothers.
Writer: Rodney March; DE: Liz Hewes

Veiled Threats
A woman struggles with her impending walk down the aisle and a violent stalker.
Writer Tami Outterbridge; DE: Dianne Butts

First Place Table Read

Click to watch the "table read" of Stop Being a Jerk, the 2013 Write of Passage Winner.

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2012 Write of Passage Finalists

2012 Theme: Atonement: Winning the Other Side


1st Place 
ABIDE

A husband's love for his Alzheimer afflicted wife lasts thru thick and thin.
Writer: Derek J. Samms, DE Chloe Anderson

2nd Place 
THE DIVIDE
A father and son's loyalties are divided at the close of the Civil War.
Writer: Jay Sherer, DE Doug Braddock

3rd Place
ATONEMENT
Martin writes to his son's murderer Sammie, expressing his emotions.
Writer: Josh Harris, DE Michael Deschamps

4th Place
1440
A retiring teacher is asked at gunpoint to adopt the son of a former student gangster.
Tony Gapastione, DE's Ted and Karen Eachus

5th Place
UNION DUES
Jesse Chapman; DE Andre van Heerden

Finalists (also potential scripts for a Write of Passage Spotlight Film):

IN HIGH HEELS AND MIRRORS
Joshua Crawford; DE's Ted & Karen Eachus

IN THE DARK
Mary Ashley; DE Chloe Anderson

INFLUENCE

Kathy Wilson; DE: Claire Hutchinson

LITTLE THINGS
T. Stan Dunn; DE: Claire Hutchinson

MILES APART
Keith Wilcox; DE Leilani Downer


2010 Write of Passage Finalists

2010 Theme: "Second Chances"


1st Palce A CLIP IN TIME*
Alan Tregoning

2nd Place PREDATORY
JJ Bailey

3rd Place COVERING YOUR TRACTS
Torry Martin/Marshal Younger

A COWBOY'S FAITH
Dianne E. Butts

A NOT SO SIMPLE MISTAKE
Daniel Fazzina

RESCUED*
JD Medlock

UPSIDE DOWN
Rhonda Morgan

LOCKED IN
Alberto Portillo

MEET THE WHITES
Amy Robertson

180 HOURS
Andrew Tuttle

RISK TOLERANCE
Jonathan Vermeer

*Spotlight film in 2011

2011 Write of Passage Finalists

2011 Theme: "Promises"

1st Place
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION** Jason Walter Vaile, Frisco, TX
Development Exec: Rick Garside

2nd Place
BROKEN Writer: Lisa England, Milwaukee. WI
Development Exec.: Ted and Karen Eachus

3rd Place
REBIRTH* Paul F. Spite, Cookeville, TN
Development Exec: Rowena Kuo 

AFTERSHOCK 
Nancy Liu, San Francisco, CA
Development Exec.: Dominic Iocco

BABYDOLL  
Camille Godwin-Austen, Tujunga, CA
Development Exec.: Leilani Downer

BELLE* 
Christopher Gooch, Torrance, CA
Development Exec.: Allen Wolf

MEN'S GROUP 
Joshua Sheridan, Canyon Country, CA
Development Exec.: Travis Mendel

MIRROR, MIRROR* 
April Manor, San Francisco, CA
Development Exec.: Ian Eyre

ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS
Derek D. Bullard, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Development Exec.: Dominic Iocco 

WHAT LIFE IS LIKE
Writer: Mirachelle Canada, Winnetka, CA 
Development Exec.: Peter Forbes

*Spotlight Film in 2012
**Spotlight Film in 2013


2009 Write of Passage Finalists

2009 Theme: "Hearing God"

1st Place REGULAR CHARLIE CHURCH
Alan Tregoning

2nd Place THE STARS OF AFRICA
Kathy Larson

3rd Place ISA
Owen Kingston

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Belinda Bessant

THE DEVIL AND DONNY GILLESPIE
David Buehrle

MR. DIMAS
Natalie Hope MacMillan

TIGHTS AND TUTUS 
Emman Sodorra

EVER HEARING
Randall Colpean Jr.