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Announcing the Diverse Voices Spring 2018 Semifinalists

By May 15, 2018 No Comments

Thank you to all the amazingly talented writers who submitted to this season of Diverse Voices and shared your story. Together, we raised $3,327 for Array – a nonprofit dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally.

Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This year the contest brought together so much amazing talent and so many incredible stories that we’re advancing 230 semifinalists. There were still so many extremely talented writers who did not advance. The competition was fierce and just because a project may not have advanced doesn’t at all mean that it isn’t a fantastic story. In fact, we’re certain that some scripts not advancing will bring their writer success in the very near future.

We also want to extend a sincere congratulations to everyone advancing. If you are advancing it means that after two reads, your judges agreed that this is a standout story that needs to be told.

And now, the Diverse Voices Semifinalists:

A FREE MAN written by John Richo
A Girl from Haiti written by Nicole Taylor- Roberts
A Man Called White written by Randy Hines
A Portrait written by Nicholas Perlman
African Black Sheep written by Michelle Sam
After Rain, Comes Fair Weather (Ku Areba Raku Ari) written by Emi Sano
After You written by Phaylen Fairchild
Alien Allies written by Emily Harper
Alt-itude written by Xavier Rogers
ALWAYS PLAY SOME BLUES written by Gary Cifra
American Carnage written by Matthew Mixon
American Mata Hari written by Timothy Kestrel
An Unbalanced Line written by Kristy Leigh Lussier
Angels written by camille griffin
Avalon written by Brian Whiteman
aWOKEning written by Jana Schmieding
BEANSTALK  written by Aarthi Ramanathan
Beard written by Stephanie Cavagnuolo
Below The Belt written by Mark St. Cyr
Bent Not Broken written by Jamaal X
Between Two Worlds written by Aimee Dansereau
Beyond Revolution written by Neda Davarpanah
Black & Blonde written by Jon Davis
Black Future written by Florencia P. Marano
BLACK GIRL WALKING written by SUNDAY SABBATH
Blackwell written by Tracey Bradley
BLOOD AND IVORY written by Robert Porter
Blue on Blue written by David Dasilma
Blurs written by Jonterri Gadson
Bonti Bay written by Linn Markussen
Boyle Heights written by Diane Weipert
Breathe written by Dillon Bumpus, Cassandra Bumpus
Brixton Green written by Martyn Eaden
Brute written by Charlie Tidmas
Burning Orchard written by Mary LaMont
C0DE_R3D written by MW Wilson
Callie Earlene written by Scott Simpson
Captain C! written by John Paul Su
Chalk written by Christopher Logan
CPS: Child Protective Services written by Michele Rodriguez
Cranes written by Michael Choi
Crossing The Cowhouse written by David Lykes Keenan
Curse and Judgment written by Corey  Moore
Dead Money written by Liza Johnson
Delia written by Amy Hutchins
DELPHI SEVEN written by Edwin Turner
Devils from the Goats written by Christina Masciotti
Diplomatic Corps written by Nadia Fares
DNA written by Heather Farlinger
Dogs In The Nighttime written by Michael Leung
Donald’s Block Party written by Matt Rhoden
Dotbusters: The Musical written by Surjyakiran Das
Drive Slow written by Terrence Thompson
DroneGames written by John  Kim
Dukkha written by Rachana Suri
Dysfunctional Dystopia written by Daniel Shaw
Edison Sparks written by Melissa Alfredson
Elements written by Dustin Drye
Extreme Happiness written by Diane J. Wright
Fade Away written by Ann-Drea Small
Fara’s Flowers written by William Driscoll, David Nelloms
Fight of the Century written by Craig Williams
Flesh written by Lin Que Ayoung
Forget Me Not written by Allison Chaney
Frankie Day written by GARY KING
From the Wilderness written by Christina Tucker
Ghost Pete written by Nisha Mehta
Ginger Rose written by Melanie Thomas
Giraffes written by Kalena Ranoa
Good Luck, Don’t Die- Pilot written by Kelsey Pfeifer
Good Saint Binky written by Tom Batha
Hattie McD written by Sylvia-Anne Parker
Hayman House written by JG Macak
Headlights On White Roses In The Driveway written by William Paul Smith
Homeschooled written by Kristiana Roe, Mike Roe
Horse Up a Tree written by Terry  Lynam
How Grace Got to Run the World  written by Kaela Crawford, Reeve Segal
HURDLES written by Tina Powell
Immolation written by Arun Croll
In Eden written by Michael Choi
In The Valley Of Shadows written by Kathy Smith
Indians in America written by Shane Sakhrani
Intentional written by Janice Naehu
International School written by Devi Gowni
Interwoven written by E. Daly
Into the Glade written by Dean Lewis
Into the Green Line written by George  Ghanem
Irish Coffee written by Tevin Simpson
IRON ANIMALS written by Todd Ramsay
Janet Leslie written by Steven Berry
Journey to Fisterra (R-4.1) written by Alan Lambert
JUST SOUTH OF NORMAL written by Ellen Gerstein
Karmic Slip – We Did It To Ourselves written by Onil Lad
Kibou written by Cassie  Hayasaka, Keith Hayasaka
Kid Coke written by Mark Christopher Boyd
Kindred Spirits written by Ross Brooks
La Fabulosa Conchita: Private School Girl written by Sophia Lopez
Lara And The Dead Boy written by Erin Reinelt
Late Bloomers written by Amy Stewart
LEGACY written by Kellen Hertz
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  written by Stacy Hullah
Life’s a Stage written by Joshua Essenburg
Lifers Anonymous – “Pilot” written by Sean Collins-Smith
Lost Eden Canyon written by Alan R. Baxter
Martha written by C.M.  Landrus
Maryam and Marianne written by Meghana Mudiyam
Meena written by David Waters
Mending Memories written by Alex Achimore
Milligan’s Son written by Ramona Kones
MIRIAM’S MAKEOVER written by MANU CHOPRA
Model Minority written by Amy Thomas
Mommin’ Ain’t Easy written by Imani Lukunku
Mrs. Lee’s New Year Reunion written by Philip  Yao
MS Degree written by Alexis Siegel
Nations written by Kathleen Cromie
Native Land, Rising Sun written by Ren Hanami
Nearly Super Nova written by Annie  Nishida
Nefertiti written by Ladarrion Williams
Neon Creatures written by Lane Bachelder
ODIUM – A REQUIEM FOR LOVE written by Annika Pampel
ONE & DONE written by Eric Westlake
Our Father written by francesca nider
Out Cold written by Tracy Scarlato
Ozell’s Gym written by Jess Waters
Parallelograhams  written by Ryan Johnson
Past Due written by Wallaine Sarao
Payload written by Trey Stokes
Perdido written by Eduardo Maytorena
PK & FRIEND written by Maria Rosario A. Yano
Plan A written by Tara Hall
Playhouse written by Amy Tasillo
Poppy written by Linda Niccol
Post No Bills written by Tania  Meneguzzi, Page Nazarian
Private Thompson’s Secret War written by Gina De Angelis
PRNX – Pilot written by Michael Lee
Pure: La Purisima written by Kara ‘Chavez’ Sachs
Queen Kahena  written by Yasser El hardouz
Queen of the Morning Calm written by Gloria  Kim
Róisín (Working Title) written by Bronwen Keyes-Bevan
Radicalized written by Bandar Albuliwi
Red Tuesdays  written by Hashim (Pudding) Wali
Republic written by Faith Liu
Resist written by Nancy French-Gerlach, Susan Morse Miller
Resurrection written by Christina Shaver
Rice, Fish, and La Croix written by Naomi Iwamoto
Ring written by Charlotte Daniel
San Francisco written by John Perez
Santa Muerte written by Gia Montenotte
SEX APPeal written by Tate Elizabeth Hanyok
SHOOT THE GIRL written by Tony Hendriks
Sight Unseen written by Stephanie Rosenfeld
Sight written by Sarah Whorton
Silicon Curve written by Heidi Nyburg
Silk Road Runaways written by Christine inserra
Sin Lottery written by Kate Lauryn
Slave Ship written by tyler true
Special written by Jay Cundiff, Kyle Jorgensen
Stage Five written by Alexandra Timmer
Stagecoach Mary written by Taylor Hopkins
Starshine and Clay written by Kendra Arimoto
STAYING IN AMERICA written by Rishabh Bhavnani
Survivors: B.S. written by Julia Skikavich
Teri and the Pirates written by Virginia Youngren
THANK YOU COME AGAIN written by Chelsea Steiner
The Abandoned Isle, Pilot written by Ana Quinata
The Air Factory written by W. W. WEBB
The Baltimore School of Charm written by Kelli McNeil
The Bench written by Cjay Boisclair
The Black Cat written by Chris Bancel
The Boise Brothers written by Jonathan Curtiss
The Case Manager written by Eric Westlake
The Compassionate Stranger written by AA Hein
THE CORNERS written by LAWRENCE LAMOVEC
The Dawn of Eve written by James Bingham
The Dead Line written by Gabriel Durán
The Desert written by Leslie Murphy
THE DIVIDE written by Rashmi Singh
The Endless Fortune of the Barefoot Ship Breaker written by Nicholas Camacho
The Fourth Psalm written by John Martins III
The G.O.A.T. written by Sid Grey
The Great Divide written by Jack Comeau
The Hammer:  Subjugated written by Ryan Jaroncyk & Jim Massie
The Hill written by Nevil Jackson
The hive written by Danny Shoshan
The Innocence Project written by Fatou  Samba
The Last Abortion Clinic in Kansas written by Tammy Caplan
The Memoir written by Noelle Nelson
The Morning After written by Leanne Mangan
The New Negro written by Sonhara Eastman
The Ones Who Know written by Barbara Johns
The Out Crowd written by Brittany Ashley
The Pioneer written by Ziyad Saadi
The Port written by Mellori Velasquez
The Recovery Agents written by Marco Santiago
The Road to ISIS written by Devi Gowni
The Sin Eater written by Samantha  Talbot
The Son of Gun written by Matthew Mendez
THE SPY SLAVE written by James Foye
The Sun Ghost written by Arun Croll
The True Revelation of Midas Bordeaux written by Cheran Rush
The Witch of Pungo written by J Darin Wales
There’s Something Wrong with Kate written by Mia Borders
Time & Place written by De’Shonte’ Brooks
Tinian written by Jon Davis
Toni/Tony written by Rachel James
TRANS-CRYPT written by Breda Paccione
Transfat written by Matthew Kelly
Trash written by clark brolly
Turnabout written by Bill Hanan
Turnback written by Jeff S. Gordon
Tuxedo written by Ruthie Prillaman
Two Harriets written by Sharon Ewell Foster
Uncatachable written by Kofi Oliver
Under Ice written by Don Ammon
Valley of the Shadow written by Michele Gendelman
Veldt written by Madison Flannery
VERONA written by Tracy Grant
Wedding Season written by Shiwani Srivastava
What If? written by Alvaro García Lecuona
When the Truth Comes Out written by Lissette Camacho
Whiskey Ginger written by Alan Kelly
White Coyote written by arla bowers
Who Was Cary Grant? written by Jon Davis
Whose Sky is No Less Grand written by Amanda Norman
Wild Flower written by Bing  Li
Winter Jasmine written by Jennifer Cooney
Year Zero written by Brooke Sebold, Ruby Marez
You Don’t Get Me written by Alison Wong
Young Cleopatra written by Nadia Fares
Young, Black written by Marcus Stricklin

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