Friday, September 25, 2009

The Finalist Destination

Recall a few days ago, when I said we semi-finaled at Austin?

Yeah, that's right: I got the call from Alex, the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition coordinator, about an hour ago.

The Sensitivity Program made it to the final round.

This is incredibly big.

This means our humble little narrative is in the top 0.1 percent of the 4000 entrants, and there are only one or two other finalists in our category.

More later. But for now, just... Wow.


  1. Cheers man! You're good with a pen, good with a're makin' the rest of us look bad!

    Hey, I'm teaching a Creative Writing class this you do class visits to discuss the art of screenwriting?

    Rick in San Leandro

  2. OMG This is amazing! Does this mean that you will no longer have time for my favorite blog?

  3. Meh, I'm not surprised. Script is that good.

  4. In order:

    Yeah, Rick, I'd do that. Sounds like a blast. Screenwriting is a good way to become a cruel self-editor.

    And I still have time for the blog. Hey, this is a blog marketing opportunity. Wait 'til we get some festival coverage.

    And Dan: You are a nice man. And your opinion is based on a version I sent you about five drafts ago.

  5. Congratulations Skot! Found out from Karen. Soo happy and excited for you!!!

    Stacy - her friend since 5th grade. ( :

  6. Congratulations and we're all looking forward to seeing your name up in lights! :-)

    Watch for the sign of the Saint... he will return.

  7. Congratulations, Skot-- From Shefali and Dan, the folks with lots of kids who are always mooching at Karen's parties