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Filmarket Hub’s TV Pilot 2022 Screenwriting Contest SEMI-FINALISTS

After careful consideration from the jury, we are delighted to announce the semi-finalists of our 2022 English language TV Pilot Contest!

Three of the semi-finalists will go through to the final round, after which we will announce the winner. Stay tuned for the announcements of the finalists (September 13th) and the winner (September 20th).

Many thanks to all who submitted scripts and congratulations to all involved!

MEET THE SEMI-FINALISTS:

  • Dead Man’s Hill

Written by Martin Bell

Genre: Crime Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 60 mins

Logline: In 1962, a petty London crook is about to be hanged for the infamous ‘A6 Murder’, and begs his family to clear his name after his death. Meanwhile, the plucky survivor of the crime must come to terms with her new life in the public eye, while her injuries confine her to a wheelchair.

  • How to Assimilate an Astronaut

Written by Bodhrán Mullan

Genre: Road Movie
Country: United Kingdom

Logline: After two underestimated and disabled teenagers discover a comet, they run away on a road trip to meet their astronomer hero before their overbearing carers catch up.

  • Private Investigations

Written by Brendan O’Connell

Genre: Dark Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 6 x 60 mins

Logline: When a terrified woman finds her husband murdered, her quest for justice is thwarted at every turn by a dystopian privatised criminal justice system.

  • Promises to Mum

Written by Olugbeminiyi Bammodu

Genre: Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 45 mins

Logline: When his mum passes away, Michael struggles to honour the promises he made to her on her deathbed.

  • Rabbit Hole

Written by Simon Kay

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 6 x 30 mins

Logline: After suffering a heart-breaking miscarriage, successful children’s author Harriet’s life takes a surreal twist when the grown-up version of the fictional rabbit from her stories appears in the flesh and refuses to leave.

  • The Girl With the Devil Eyes

Written by Toby Marks

Genre: Crime Drama
Country: Canada
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 60 mins

Logline: 20 years after being sentenced to life for murder, a woman with haunting red eyes must finally uncover the truth about the crime she doesn’t remember, determining if she’s the monster that everyone thinks she is, before she too becomes a victim.

We were honoured to have James Capel, Screenwriter and Founder of UK Scribe Lounge; Josie Cyrus, Development Manager at The Ink Factory; and Aadip Desai, Screenwriter and Marketing Consultant at Roadmap Writers on this year’s jury panel.

Many thanks to all who submitted scripts and congratulations to all involved!

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