The Allure of Black Fish a Finalist in FilmFesto 5-Day Mashup

Black Fish Top 20 Finalist

Well in a 5-day screenwriting contest where I actually had only 3 days to write, my sports horror/thriller short, The Allure of Black Fish, was named a Top 20 the FilmFesto’s 5-Day Mashup.

Not bad for a quick, on-the-fly draft!

For the mashup contest, I was assigned two story genres. I had to utilize elements of both genres in an overall story, producing a script of no more than 10 pages.

My assigned genres were: Sports & Horror/Thriller.

I chose Ice Fishing as the sport. Featured it a two contestant contest that was officiated by the grim reaper himself, DEATH.

The contest liked how I chose a non-typical sport, and enjoyed how I mashed up the two genres, loving my twist ending.

The script has more action than dialogue, so it’s doubtful I’ll win the contest since the prize is a filmed Table Read of the script.

But, who know?

The winner will be announced May 1st.