2013 Academy Nicholl Finalists

Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Current residence: Menlo Park, CA

 

"Slingshot"

Trapped on a hobbled spacecraft, an astronaut struggles to survive not just the mission, but a crew that's more dangerous than it seems.

 

William Casey

William Casey

Current residence: Los Angeles, CA

 

"Smut"

Two men write an erotic novel and employ their female co-worker to front for them as the author. When the book becomes an overnight sensation, a publicity tour threatens to expose their scheme.

 

Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges

Current residences: Santa Ynez, CA

 

"Legion"

Just days before he is to leave a life of warfare behind him, a Roman Centurion must assume command of a group of misfit soldiers trapped deep within hostile country.

 

Frank DeJohn
David Alton Hedges
Brian Forrester

Brian Forrester

Current residence: Studio City, CA / Atlanta, GA

 

"Heart of the Monstyr"

Hazel Hopfoot journeys with her little sister into a strange mechanical underworld to recover the heart of the boy she loves from the monster who holds her town captive.

 

Noah Thomas Grossman

Noah Thomas Grossman

Current residence: Los Angeles, CA

 

"The Cupid Code"

A woman invents a matchmaking service based on DNA, but when her business misfires both professionally and personally she learns science isn't the best gauge of love.

 

Patty Jones

Patty Jones

Current residence: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

"Joe Banks"

The son of a Nobel Prize–winning novelist via a genius sperm bank is determined to follow in his father's footsteps, but suddenly finds himself on a wild odyssey with his real father, a drinking, man's-man, lothario author of airport novels who was stripped of his own Nobel after a sex scandal.

 

Erin KLG

Erin KLG

Current residence: New York, NY

 

"Lost Children"

The sudden disappearance of a 7-year-old mute girl shatters the lives and exposes the desperate secrets of a small New Jersey neighborhood.

 

Alan Roth

Alan Roth

Current residence: Suffern, NY

 

"Jersey City Story"

A basketball star faces his bitter past when he's pursued by a young boy growing up in his old room in the projects.

 

Stephanie Shannon

Stephanie Shannon

Current residence: Los Angeles, CA

 

"Queen of Hearts"

Inspired by true events, this is the story of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" author Lewis Carroll (aka Charles L. Dodgson) and how his relationship with the real Alice Liddell and her family may have inspired one of the world's most beloved pieces of children's literature.

 

Barbara Stepansky

Barbara Stepansky

Current residence: Burbank, CA

 

"Sugar In My Veins"

When a mutual attraction blossoms between a fourteen year old violin prodigy and her sister's much older boyfriend, it leads to a risky forbidden affair that has both liberating and disastrous consequences for their lives.

 


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