Listed below are our Semi-Finalists for the 2017 season of The Finish Line Script Competition. This was a remarkable year with the majority of Quarter-Finalists sending in rewrites, proving that rewriting is indeed an intrinsic part of the success of the craft. While many of the scripts listed below went through rewrites, some did not nor did all purchase notes through us. We don't care how you get there - we just want to help you improve your writing.

The next step? The administration, script consultants and select industry pros from our list will carefully comb through our script consultants scores and comments to help pare this list down to a final three (combined TV pilots and screenplays), which will then be assessed by our industry judges and put in order of Grand Prize Winner, First Runner Up and Second Runner Up.

Notes can again be purchased through FilmFreeway.com. Final resubmissions are due on September 20th. Please allow at least 2-3 days for notes to arrive. You may also resubmit without purchasing notes through us. Winners will be announced online and through FilmFreeway on September 26th. 

Thank you to those who submitted this year. Reducing these lists has not been easy at all. That is a testament to the seriousness and intention our entrants have to get their scripts in the best shape they can be. We thank you and applaud your hard work.

 

TELEVISION PILOTS

 

ALCUS by David Neubert

AMERICAN SAGA by Zachery Halem

BEFORE MARS by Shruti Saran

CONNECTION by Jace Lacob

DIVISION I (previously titled MOUNT EVANS STATE UNIVERSITY) by Christopher Crane

IMMACULATE by Charles McNamara

INFAMOUS by Phil Brody

JETLAGGED by Jeff Opdyke

JUPITER by Zachary Volker & Brandon Weaver

LIGHT OF THE SOUTH by Samuel Christie

MIDDLE MEN by Matthew & Jayson Zambito

PROOST by Anne-Marie Caluwaert

SET THEM FREE by Matthew Duriez

SUGAR LAND by R.B. Ripley

THE RESET by Kate Traill Price

THE ROAR by Lynsey Murdoch

WHISPER IN THE VINES by Sasha Siljanovic

 

SCREENPLAYS

 

00:16 TO SHINJUKU by Erik McEver

13 EAST by Enrique Posner

A FISH FOR RUDY by Helen Darvall

AUDACITY by Juli Del Prete

BLOOD ALONG THE ROAD by Bobby Marino

BLUE UMBRELLA SKY by Michael Sloane

BRINGHURST'S EQUATION by Steven Cegelski

CHOKE JOB by David Johnson

CHOKEPOINT by Eric LeDrew

CLAY TOMMY by Jared Egol

CRESCENT by Edward Worthy

CRUSH THE MONSTER by Alex Odaguar

DANCING WITH THE NOBODIES by Jerry Perez

DESERT RAIN by Colleen Burns

DIE WELL by Maziar Lahooti & Steven McCaal

D.T. by Ken Comer

FEAR GOD by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli

FELLOW MAN by Brian Smolensky

HEADSHOT by Paul Harker

HOLLOW CHILD by Rachael Blackwood

JACKY BOY by James R. Ridley

LEGATO by Steven Wexler

LOVE IS FREE WILL by Amanda Samaroo

MUD SWIMMERS by Angela Ryan

NIGHT FORCE by Alexandre Mullen

PICKLE by Steven Lowery

PORTCULLIS by Eveline Powell

POSER by Susan Boyer

RUSTAM'S SOUP by Tiago Paulos

SPEAK ENGLISH by Kieran Angelini

STELLA INCARNATED by Avi Glick

THE BEASTS OF RAMREE by Alastair Collinson

THE COWBOY by Brian Molloy

THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE by SG Cannon

THE SNOWMAN by Nick Cammilleri

VERBATIM by Jake Quinn

VICTORIOUS by Rigel Dawson