Over the summer of 2021, two more finalists advanced to phase two of “Create it Here!” We had nine submissions this time: all of them put some very good stories on our table, which made it difficult to pick these final two.

“In Their Shoes” – Written by Duchant Johnson and Errol M. Wright,

 

J.C. Christensen graduated from Florida State University’s Film School – the Conservatory of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts – with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television in 1992.  His graduate studies at the Conservatory pertained to screenwriting for motion picture and television productions. Now a lawyer residing in Winter Garden, Mr. Christensen continues to write screenplays and develop his projects.

“Harmony Village” – Written by James McNulty, travels into the disturbing world of child kidnapping, delving deeply into the pysche of both the parents of victims and the kidnappers themselves.

 

James McNulty was born and raised in Pompano Beach and now lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the managing fiction editor at Driftwood Press. Mr. McNulty holds an Honors B.A. in creative writing from the University of South Florida and MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

“Create it Here!” received 22 screenplays during its first submission period from late-September 2020 to January 2021. 

J.C Christensen

“American Band” – Written by J.C. Christensen, is based on the storied history of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100, the originator of the famous swinging style that today is universally emulated by marching bands everywhere.

 

J.C. Christensen graduated from Florida State University’s Film School – the Conservatory of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts – with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television in 1992.  His graduate studies at the Conservatory pertained to screenwriting for motion picture and television productions. Now a lawyer residing in Winter Garden, Mr. Christensen continues to write screenplays and develop his projects.

“Tiger in the Woods” – Written by James McNulty, travels into the disturbing world of child kidnapping, delving deeply into the pysche of both the parents of victims and the kidnappers themselves.

 

James McNulty was born and raised in Pompano Beach and now lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the managing fiction editor at Driftwood Press. Mr. McNulty holds an Honors B.A. in creative writing from the University of South Florida and MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

James McNulty

Due to the popular response to “Create it Here!,” we plan to relaunch the program in late-April 2021. There will be increased focus on demographic inclusion, issues that are relevant to Florida either historically or contemporaneously, Florida locations, and Florida as a primary character to the story. We intend also to have separate queues for feature film and limited episodic television production.