Photo: Winning writers Todd Bronson, Scott Huebscher, and Jennifer Ramsey attended the Missouri Stories Fellowship in Springfield.
Submit your Missouri-set screenplays and TV pilot scripts by Nov. 26 for a chance to win an immersive, educational experience with industry professionals.
What kind of scripts win the Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship? Here are last year’s winners!
In Poachers, written by Todd Bronson, teenagers Fiddler Mayfield and Darren Jamison confront monsters on the Mississippi River and struggle to save Fiddler’s father even as a government agency searches for the monsters for their own mysterious reasons.
St. Louis, written by Shawn Mahan, tells the true story of Felix Carvajal, a quiet and diminutive postman from Havana with no official athletic experience who made his way to the third Olympic Games in Saint Louis, Missouri and ended up shocking the field in the 1904 Olympic Marathon.
Scott Huebscher’s The Importance of Proper Lawn Maintenance, follows the story of when depressed man’s 61-year-old mother gets pregnant in a small town, and he grows to a height of 30 feet tall.
And Jennifer Ramsey’s Peculiar, Missouri, is all about a big city journalist in search of a story that could jumpstart her career, and she discovers more than one supernatural mystery hiding in the frontier town of Peculiar.
Maybe this year your script will win!
What do the winning fellows get?
The 2023 Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship took place in Springfield, Missouri. The winning fellows were joined by mentors Ron McCants (Speechless, Chicago Fire) and Jessica Larson (Single Drunk Female), both of whom spent many years in Springfield. Over four days the group ate great Ozark meals together, spent time in group sessions and got one-on-one time with each mentor.
Writers do not have to be from Missouri to enter! Get all the details at MoFilm.org/MoStories