Monday, August 14, 2006


Over 400 submissions from around the world! Thanks to everyone. There were literally hundreds of good scripts. We are pleased to announce the following finalists, alternates and honorable mentions:

FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)

Finalists will have their films produced later this year in Los Angeles:

1. Marqus Bobesich (CAR JACK)
2. Julio Angel Ortiz (SOUTH TACOMA WAY)
3. Sam Oussama (Untitled)
4. Nathan Pitzel (HELLO, GOODBYE)
5. Michael Schwartz (Untitled)

ALTERNATES (in alphabetical order)

Alternates scripts may be used if finalists do not agree to the production deal.

1. William York Booth (THE CROSSING)
2. Cedar Burnett (CULTURE CLASH)
3. Robert Heske (MILE HIGH CLUB)
4. Steve Knight (HER FIRST, HIS SECOND)
5. Richard Dane Scott (POP ROCKS)

HONORABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order)

The following were in contention unitl the very end...

1. Nancy Finston (GOODBYE)
2. Charles Horn (Untitled #1)
3. Paul Nash (Untitled)
5. Rosario Pellerito (Untitled)
6. Chuck Schierbeck II (PETA)
7. Simon Stafford (Untitled)
8. D.M. Wilbye (GET IT RIGHT)

Once again, thanks to everyone involved. If you were selected as a FINALIST or ALTERNATE you should have been previously notified via e-mail.

SIDE NOTE: If you are reading this and interested in learning more about co-producing this project by helping to secure additional funds, providing administrative support or marketing the final product, please e-mail Note that these positions will receive credit and a possible share of ownership as compensation. Thanks.

Monday, July 17, 2006


The call for submissions is now closed. The five finalists will be e-mailed within one month. Five semi-finalists will also be notified in the event that one or more of the finalists are unable to move forward with the production agreement. Both groups will also be posted on this website on or around August 15, 2006.

Thank you all very much for your work. We are busy reading the hundreds of submissions received. Best of luck.

Joe Boyd
Rebel Pilgrim Productions

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Official Submission Guidelines


It's a very simple concept. Five short films will be made using the exact same dialogue and actors. The "writers" are to fill in the blanks between the dialogue provided to tell a complete and unique story.


This is a low budget, grass-roots level project. The selected screenplays will be produced by Rebel Pilgrim Films. The winning five writers will receive writing credit, a share of future earnings and fifty dollars. They will receive festival exposure for the piece as well, and will have their work produced at no cost to them.


The following guidelines are NON-NEGOTIABLE.

1. DIALOGUE. The film MUST contain the following dialogue. IN THIS ORDER WITH NO ADDITIONS, SUBTRACTIONS OR CHANGES AT ALL. Punctuation is purposely left vague and may be added by the writer. IMPORTANT: To date many people have used the dialogue to begin the scene with more dialogue to follow. This is not acceptable-the following is the totality of dialogue:

"You nervous"
"A little"
"It's my first time"
"Really, you've never-"

2. CHARACTERS. The film must consist of TWO and ONLY TWO characters: One MALE (25-35 yrs old) and one FEMALE (25-35 yrs old). Since all five films will use the same two actors, the writer MAY specify character attributes that are easily changed such as hair color, but must be careful to leave characters RACIALLY and PHYSICALLY open to interpretation. Any line of dialogue may be said by either characer so long as the order is exactly as it appears above. Remember, no other characters including "extras".

3. STORY. The five most compelling stories will be selected. Have a beginning, middle and end. The dialogue should exist in one moment in time and in one setting or a logical progression of settings. (ie. The characters can start in a car, get out and walk into a shopping mall. But they can't start in a car and cut to an hour later in a shopping mall.)

4. BUDGET. If a story is unreasonably expensive to produce it may be rejected on such grounds.

5. LENGTH. Approximately one minute or 1-2 standard pages.

6. SUBMISSION. Email with the following information:

-Your Name, phone and e-mail.
-Your Film PASTED in the email. (It should not be too long to paste.) NO ATTACHMENTS.

7. DEADLINE. Submissions are due by JULY 15, 2006. Winners will be notified no later than AUGUST 15, 2006. The films will go into production this year. There is a maximum of three (3) entries per person.

Thanks and we look forward to reading your work.