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Other Worlds Austin Names 2017 Screenplay Contest Winners

As part of its ongoing mission to encourage work in Science Fiction, Other Worlds Austin held its third annual SciFi Screenplay Contest to reward creativity in its earliest stages and encourage writers to keep working in the genre. The contest is sponsored by Save the Cat!®

This year's Other Worlds contest garnered an impressive array of scripts from all over the country. The Grand Prize winner is the feature script GRAVITATIONAL MASS by Kris Kapp. The Teleplay winner is THE QUENCH by Bryan Abrams and Michael Keller. The Short Screenplay winner is THE TRANSPORTER DEVICE by Alan R. Howcroft.

2017 Other Worlds Austin Screenplay Winners:

Screenplay Feature
GRAVITATIONAL MASS by Kris Kapp

A punk loser who could hack anything but a future, risks everything in pursuit of a beautiful off-world agent offering a last chance at redemption in this sci-fi tale of greed and betrayal.

"GRAVITATIONAL MASS utilizes varied and imaginative set pieces and compelling characters, to tell an intricate story about family, duty, failure, and betrayal, making it exactly the kind of thing we look for at Other Worlds," says Eric Harrelson, OWA Programmer and Screenwriting Director.

Screenplay Teleplay
THE QUENCH by Bryan Abrams and Michael Keller

When machines begin to replace more and more skilled workers, how will society adjust?

"THE QUENCH shows us how advancing technology affects the daily lives of everyone, from the laborers replaced by robots to those who create the replacements," says Harrelson. "It uses a near future setting to explore our current fears and anxieties."

Screenplay Short
THE TRANSPORTER DEVICE by Alan R. Howcroft

A young academic recruited to military intelligence learns of a revolutionary technology, which only she can acquire.

"THE TRANSPORTER DEVICE shows how authority uses the threat of technology and the guise of security to exploit the relationship between father and daughter," says Harrelson.

As the Grand Prize winner, Kris Kapp (GRAVITATIONAL MASS) receives a $500 cash prize.

2017 Other Worlds Austin Screenplay Finalists:

Screenplay Feature
GRAVITATIONAL MASS by Kris Kapp
PARALLEL by Julia Grubbs
THE LAST PRISON by Richard Geiwitz

Screenplay Teleplay
A SMALL FACET by Tony Park
EUGENNICA by Dan Horrigan
THE QUENCH by Bryan Abrams and Michael Keller

Screenplay Short
DAKOTA CAVES by Robert J. Rogers
THE TRANSPORTER DEVICE by Alan R. Howcroft





Updated: 01/11/2018
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