2023 JumpStart Writing Competition - Top 5 Features

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2023 Jumpstart Writing Competition

 

Top 5 Features - 2023 JumpStart Writing Competition

Roadmap Writers is thrilled to announce the Top 5 Features from our 2023 JumpStart Writing Competition.

JumpStart leverages the reach and resources of Roadmap Writers to advocate for these exciting emerging voices. This year's judging panel includes execs and reps from companies such as Good Fear Content, Odenkirk Provissiero, Heroes and Villananthology-styles, Writ Large, and more,  

And now we’re pleased to announce the...

TOP 5 FEATURES

Script Title

Writer(s)

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HI, LIBIDO

Farook Qais

On her journey into adulthood, a devout Muslim woman navigates the delicate balance between her family's expectations, sexual fulfillment, and the idea of marrying for love.

NOBODY'S HEROES

Michael Elliott

A disillusioned Vietnam combat vet defies the FBI to help a notorious antiwar activist escape to Canada.

SINK

Kyle Jutkiewicz & Alexander Seltzer 

A closed-off young woman returns home to the remote Canadian Oil Sands to bury her estranged father, but when his bitter legacy resurfaces as an ancient evil that feeds on trauma, she must finally confront her past… or drown in it.

TWO KGS OF MARMALADE

Megan Mazer


In German occupied Poland, following the erection of the Warsaw Ghetto, a Polish youth establishes the Jewish Fighting Organization with his brother and their friends to resist the Nazi rule. 

WITCH HUNT

Valerie Burnham

In the 1980s, a decorated Naval officer is falsely accused of a "sexually deviant act" faces a relentless investigator, a homophobic captain, and a prejudiced culture, as she fights to prove her innocence and avoid imprisonment in a society where homosexuality is criminalized.

TOP 25 FEATURE WRITERS

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Farook Qais

Farook Qais

HI, LIBIDO

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Kyle Jutkiewicz

Kyle Jutkiewicz & Alexander Seltzer 

SINK

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Megan Mazer

Megan Mazer

TWO KGS OF MARMALADE

BIO

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Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

NOBODY'S HEROES

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Valerie Burnham

Valerie Burnham

WITCH HUNT

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