Irish writer finalist in BlueCat Screenwriting Awards

Dublin-based writer Fergal Rock has been named a finalist in this year’s BlueCat International Fellini Screenwriting Awards with his feature script Calvin & Skye. Rock’s screenplay was one of 42 finalists chosen from 1600 submissions with five winners will be announced on 15th May 2011.

Founded in 1998 by screenwriter Gordy Hoffman the aim of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition is to develop and celebrate the undiscovered screenwriter. The competition provides written script analysis to every writer for every script entered. BlueCat finalists also receive online promotion and the top scripts are suggested to the best of the industry. The competition is based in Hollywood, L.A.

Calvin & Skye charts the unlikely friendship between hypochondriac Calvin and terminally ill teenager, Skye. The script marks Rock’s first foray into the world of international screenwriting contests. He is currently seeking development funding for his proposed feature script, Sanctuary.

Rock is also the writer/director of the award-winning short Henry & Sunny, which earned him a nomination for Best Director at the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood. The film has screened at numerous festivals across Europe and the US and last month was voted Short Film of the Day by American website, Film School Rejects. Henry & Sunny is viewable at http://vimeo.com/13745998

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