A/EXPOSURE Monthly Script Contest



Winner February 2012

Martin_K_ZitterMarty Zitter
Paradise Redux

BIO -"Marty Zitter is or has been a beatnik, hippie, air traffic controller, sexual revolutionary, stock broker, sports entrepreneur and, only now, a screenwriter.  He and spouse Carol, parents of two 20-something sons, reside in Pasadena, California.

“Paradise Redux” is cinema roman a clef, a thinly disguised recounting of an often very funny “trip” among the canyons and peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains that he and some 9,000 others took as travelers in the heyday of the human potential movement.

If you were of age in the mid-60s in Los Angeles (or San Francisco or New York, for that matter) and have retained some memory of the era, recall what a heady time it was; with personal, cultural and scientific optimism that seemed to know no bounds.

With the singularly horrific exception of the escalating Vietnam War, art, music, theater, fashion, film, literature, the space program, the counter-culture, the sexual revolution and a sense of social and economic mobility promised a marvelous, exciting future.

All the while, looming over it all were some very conservative local governments and communities working themselves up to mortal combat over some of those emerging alternative lifestyles that they considered unholy.

“Paradise Redux” is also a story about what may have been one of their greatest such challenges. "



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A/EXPOSURE Monthly Script Contest



Winner January 2012
PhilipSedgwickPhilip Sedgwick
Frost on the Pumpkin

BIO - Philip wrote his first screenplay in 1989 largely due to the prompting of a writer friend. Since then, working as a self-taught screenwriter, he has penned more than thirty screenplays in virtually every genre. The second script he penned, Neon Cactus, landed a berth as a Quarter-Finalist in the Academy's esteemed Nicholl Fellowship (1990.) Since then, nine of his scripts have received acclaim in screenwriting contests, film festivals and writing fellowships, many of those screenplays accruing multiple awards. He recently completed the first draft of the sequel to Frost on the Pumpkin, entitled Scarecrow in the Snow, as well as an action-adventure political thriller. He is working on a collaborative screenplay development project of an evocative WWII love story for Presence Films of Sydney, Australia. The end result will contain the writing of several screenwriters from different continents.

Philip has written published fiction projects and several non-fiction treatises as well. In late 2005, he released his first collection of short stories, Glimpses - Stories From Around the Bend. These stories relate tales that could be true even though many reside in what would be termed non-ordinary reality.

Leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election, Philip wrote a column for the Huffington Post's website (Huffpollstorlogy) that accurately tracked polling and the outcome of the election. Philip has also written for MediaVillage, a television entertainment website based in New York. As well, he wrote as a columnist for the Science Fiction Channel's website, and the America West Airlines Magazine. One of his favorite pieces of writing was a column for the Science Fiction Channel's website that preceded the not so life-threatening Y2K. His weekly column, YNot2K, blasted the hysteria and fear-mongering that surrounded the turning to the new millennium and provided a humorous antidote to a frantic society.

www.philipcsedgwick.com

Frost on the Pumpkin: A centuries old, previously exorcised ghost is resurrected by a gathering of unwitting cheerleaders, and now seeks to fulfill its ancient yearning for revenge, no matter what.



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A/EXPOSURE Monthly Script Contest



Winner December 2011
DownDistance_225Brian De Palma
The Prodigy

BIO - Brian J. De Palma is a graduate of U.C.L.A., The New York Film Academy, and The Writers' Bootcamp. He was a story analyst and then wrote and Co-Directed the award winning film, "Falling Sky" with Brittany Murphy and Karen Allen, currently on Netflix. The opening 10 minutes of his most recent film, "Escaping the Rush", can be seen at...

www.escapingtherush.com

The site includes logline, script, budget, business plan, location photos, and bios of stars Brian Bosworth, Master P, Romeo Miller, and Gary Busey. He hopes to finish the film in 2012.



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A/EXPOSURE Monthly Script Contest



Winner November 2011
2010-03-04-NataliesNatalie Hanson
A Sadness of the Heart

BIO - This biography won't belabor Natalie's time at Yale, or what big name producer she interned for, or her time doing relief wok in Honduras with the Red Cross. Because she has done none of those things.

The truth is - Natalie is a factory. She eats, breathes, dreams, and lives writing screenplays. Much to her husband's disappointment, when she reaches towards him in the middle of the night, it's usually for paper to write down an idea.

Natalie has written nine feature length screenplays. She won first place at the 2011 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto for her script "Aftermath." That screenplay also placed second for best dramatic screenplay at the 2011 United Film Festival.

Her other scripts have won and placed in many other festivals and contests. Natalie has won the Greenlight.com contest 4 times (4 different scripts) over 12 months. Last year at the Action on Film Festival she was nominated for Best Dramatic Screenplay and Best Scene.

Natalie is repped by the Nancy Chaidez Agency. She is open to wirting on spec.


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A/EXPOSURE Monthly Script Contest



Winner October 2011
Richard BrettRichardBrett
Love Is Blind

BIO - Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Richard grew up in a small town in Illinois. As a teen, he watched Jaws, fell in love with movies, and never looked back. A graduate of the film programs at both The University of Iowa and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he has worked as a production assistant, videographer, video editor, continuity director, and script reader for two agencies. Several of his previous screenplays have placed in national competitions, and he has optioned a feature-length mystery/thriller script, Time Trap, to a Los Angeles production company.

Recipient of a Cine Eagle and a Regional Emmy for his short films, Richard is currently an Associate Professor of Cinema at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where he teaches courses in film analysis, production, and screenwriting. Two of his favorite films are the 1926 silent comedy The General with Buster Keaton, for its brilliant visual storytelling, and 1942’s Casablanca, for its sparkling dialogue. The best 3-D movie he’s ever seen is Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller Dial M For Murder. Love is Blind is his fifth screenplay and his first attempt at romantic comedy.



LOVE IS BLIND

PITCH - Mandy doesn’t trust men, thinking they are only interested in her looks.  So, in order to date her, Jonathan pretends to be blind.

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