GRAND PRIZE: THE VAMPIRE’S BABYSITTER
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 20, 2020) – Winners of the inaugural Script2Comic contest have been chosen. The winning scripts will be made into comics and published by Scout Comics as well as put into development as a film or television series.
The prize winners will all receive special CGC® Award Trophy slabs with Holofoil, Gold, Silver, Bronze and White labels specially designed for the contest. The top prize winners will also receive a slabbed and CGC® graded copy of their published comic when they are published.
Here is the complete list of winners:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Title: The Vampire's Babysitter by Heather Hale
Logline: A 134-year-old vampire, with the body of an 11-year-old girl forms an unlikely friendship with the awkward teenager she hires to be her babysitter.
1st PRIZE WINNER
Charm City by Josh Eiserike
Logline: A serial killer stalks the streets of modern-day Baltimore -- but what the police don't know is all of the victims are witches, part of an underground secret society living among us for centuries. And when yet another body turns up, it falls on the victim's sister-- a witch who left the community years ago and hasn't used magic since-- to use her contacts as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun to unravel the mystery and catch the killer.
2nd PRIZE WINNER
Title: The West Moon Chronicle by Frank Kim
Logline: Shortly after moving to a small town in the pine forests of east Texas, a Korean immigrant and his grandson suffer a family tragedy and must grapple with the aftermath – all while dealing with a supernatural threat that emerges from the haunted woods near their home.
3rd PRIZE WINNER (TIE)
Title: HEX by Joey Capuana
Logline: While investigating his ex-lover’s disappearance amidst a string of murders in Savannah's gay community, a broken-hearted drag queen taps into the magic of his coven of queer witches only to uncover a powerful evil lurking closer than he ever imagined.
3rd PRIZE WINNER (TIE)
Title: Vectors by Grant Fraggalosch & Timothy Bacon
Logline: A NASA capsule unexpectedly crashes back to Earth after having been presumed
lost in space over 40 years ago. But its sudden return raises more questions than answers when it’s revealed that its crew of three is not only still alive, but haven’t aged since their launch.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE WINNER
Title: Santa Claus Incorporated by Arun Narayanan
Logline: Idealistic office assistant elf Lucy Goodshoe tries to bring the Christmas spirit back to the now-corporate world of the North Pole.
The books will printed by Comic Impressions and published by Scout Comics, one of the top indie comic publishers in North America, with hit series such as Stabbity Bunny, White Ash, The Mall, The Source, Long Lost and Solar Flare, many of which have been optioned for television.
The 2020 Script2Comic Contest was sponsored by Scout Comics, Motor Content, Armory Films, Thunder Comics, Comic Impressions and CGC®. Jordan Moore from Motor Content will help coordinate production of all the comics and serve on the development team to transition the scripts to comics and film and television.
Judges for the contest included Elgin James, showrunner of Mayans MC; Josh McLaughlin, former President of Focus Features; Trevor Engelson, EP of “Snowfall” on FX; longtime CAA agent Jon Levin who is now head of film & TV at Fourward; Adhrucia Apana, EP of Tom Hardy starrer Capone; Pop Mhan, comic artist of Flash, Aquaman, and Shazam; and Lauren Vilchik, Producer of the horror franchise Cabin Fever.
"We had such an amazing group of entrants this year, with such diverse stories from all genres. We expect to see some incredible comic books from these winners," said Don Handfield from Motor Content, one of the sponsors and founders of the contest.
“Scout Comics is thrilled to help bring these stories and storytellers into a medium we feel is the creator’s best friend. These winning scripts are so worthy of a wider audience, we can’t wait to get these comic books out into the world.” said James Haick, President of Scout Comics.
For more information, please visit: www.script2comic.com
ABOUT SCOUT COMICS
Scout Comics & Entertainment was founded to discover, develop, and support content creators in addition to helping translate their projects to different platforms and mediums. Scout currently has projects in development at Amazon Studios and Disney, among many others. Scout Comics & Entertainment is one of the fastest growing independent comic book companies in the world. Scout currently has projects in development at Amazon Studios and Disney, among many others. For more information go to www.scoutcomics.com
ABOUT MOTOR CONTENT
Motor is a content production engine founded by Don Handfield (The Founder, Knightfall) focused on Film, TV and the creation of Intellectual Property. On the film side, the company is producing Switched On at Focus with Emma Frost (White Queen) adapting the best-selling memoir by John Elder Robison, as well as the US remake of the #1 grossing horror film in Vietnam The Housemaid being adapted by Academy-Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious). For more information go to www.motor.ink
Founded in 2013 by Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros, Armory Films is a film finance and production company that creates, develops, produces, and finances high concept and commercially viable content. Armory Films released The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern, which received rave reviews and the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award out of its SXSW premiere, was acquired by Roadside Attractions, and made over $20 million at the box office, making it one of the biggest indie releases of the year; Joe Penna’s Arctic, starring Mads Mikkelsen which made its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where it was acquired by Bleeker Street for North American distribution and released in the US on February 1, 2019; Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair’s horror/thriller Mom and Dad, which premiered in the midnight madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Dee Rees’ lauded feature Mudbound, which Armory produced and financed, starring Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund. The film rose to critical success following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, and after being acquired by Netflix, went on to receive a record breaking four Academy Award Nominations, making the film a milestone in Netflix’s history in the awards race. For more information go to www.armoryfilms.com
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ABOUT COMIC IMPRESSIONS
No matter the size of the run, Comic Impressions is a one stop destination for comic printing and production needs. Parent company, Direct Impressions, has over 25 years of mail and distribution experience. So Comic Impressions can produce and ship comics anywhere in the world. www.comicimpressions.com
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