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."
STOP BEING A JERK
A self-absorbed yuppie tries to make things right. Comedy.
Writer: William G. Jones. DE: Allen Wolf
A young son prepares a gift of love for his mother.
Writer: Peter Xifo; DE: Jack McClintock
Years after a tragedy, Jay must decide whether to hold onto his guilt or accept forgiveness.
Writer: Aaron Kamp; DE: Rowena Kuo
A teenager learns the horrors of distracted driving.
Writer: Jay Sherer; DE: Alyson McHargue
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
A woman struggles with her impending walk down the aisle and a violent stalker.
Writer Tami Outterbridge; DE: Diane Butts