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Old 04-02-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default BlueCat -- Congrats Jai!

Congrats to Jai Brandon for moving on to the quarter-finals of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition with his feature HAVENWOOD. I was fortunate enough to have my feature selected, as well.

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Old 04-03-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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That is brilliant, well done both of you, fingers crossed for further advancement.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the shoutout, kidd! What's your script about? And thanks derek!
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, Derek!

Jai, here's the logline for my project:

On the Crow Reservation in Montana, a young man strives to make a name for himself by completing the four tasks required to become a War Chief. The only problem is, he isn't sure who the enemy is and who he should be fighting.

What's Havenwood about, if you don't mind sharing? Keeping my fingers crossed for good news for you (and me) next Tuesday.

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Old 04-05-2019, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thanks, Derek!

Jai, here's the logline for my project:

On the Crow Reservation in Montana, a young man strives to make a name for himself by completing the four tasks required to become a War Chief. The only problem is, he isn't sure who the enemy is and who he should be fighting.

What's Havenwood about, if you don't mind sharing? Keeping my fingers crossed for good news for you (and me) next Tuesday.
The premise sounds interesting! Native Americans are mostly portrayed as savages in film, so it's cool to get something different.

Havenwood is a horror, probably the only one I'll ever write. An earlier draft of the script was actually a semifinalist in Screencraft's 2018 horror competition. I strengthened the story and submitted to Bluecat, Screencraft Fellowship, and Specscout - first time ever paying more than $150 for notes, but I liked that it came from 3 different sources. Specscout shot me out of the clouds, I only scored a 62.5 and all three readers passed We'll see what happens with Bluecat and Screencraft. Good luck with your script as well!

Logline: After a battered woman flees an abusive boyfriend overnight, she and her children encounter an all new evil while hiding out in a patron's secluded vacation house.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:37 PM   #6
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congrats to both of you, well done and good luck!
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:40 PM   #7
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Way to go, Jai!!!
Havenwood advanced to the semis!
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:42 PM   #8
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Way to go, Jai!!!
Havenwood advanced to the semis!
Many thanks, I see we’ve both advanced to that top 3%! Here’s to hoping the finals are in the cards as well
And thanks, Lisa!
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:25 PM   #9
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Jai,

I'm pulling for you! Will keep a good thought for Havenwood to advance to the finals.

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Old 04-10-2019, 11:20 PM   #10
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I'm pulling for you! Will keep a good thought for Havenwood to advance to the finals.

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Same here, my man. Itís fun to have a rooting interest in a script other than your own! I got the ScreenCraft results back today - roughly 250 scripts advanced to the QFs (top 10% of 2500), but Havenwood wasnít one of them. I was surprised, even had a newer, stronger draft just about ready to go, but I canít say I was shocked. I donít think any subjective judging can shock me anymore. Iíve still got Bluecat to cling onto!
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