THE contestant—feature-length drama, 107 pages
After realizing that the seemingly random pattern on a television game show is anything but, an unemployed ice cream truck driver hustles his way onto America's biggest game show—winning more money in a single day than he'd have made in a lifetime. Redeemed in the eyes of the family that had once taken him for a fool, Michael returns home to Ohio not just a hero, but emboldened by his success and certain he can make even more money. But as investment after investment goes bad, he grows ever-more distrustful of his own family and uncertain of what's real and what's artifice.
Awards and Recognition
Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, Second Round
ScreenCraft Film Fund Semi-Finalist
Austin Film Festival, Second-Round
PAGE Screenwriting Awards, Second-Round
Edinburgh International Screenwriting Competition