Re: Non conventional scripts
That first person script you're thinking of is probably A MANY SPLINTERED THING.
It was on the Blacklist and was a Nicholl finalist back in 2011. The whole thing is written in the first person, and so it reads like one long Shane Blackism. The voice is strong, and I can see why producers would be attracted to the writing, but it's all ultimately a gimmick. Underneath it all, the entire story is "A writer who doesn't believe in love falls in love with a girl he can't have."
It was made into a movie called PLAYING IT COOL with Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan.