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Official Selections - Screenplay Category

We want to thank everyone who submitted their projects into the 3rd Annual I See You Awards®! Each year, the number of submissions grows, which means that the judges' work isn't getting any easier! But, it also means that more and more indie filmmakers appreciate the work we are doing, and we couldn't be more proud! So, a big thank you to all of the indie filmmakers who have submitted their projects -- starting with year one through the present! And, of course, that includes screenwriters, because without a great script, you definitely can't have a great movie!

Speaking of screenwriters, without further ado, following are the screenplays (in alphabetical order) that are official selections of the 2019 I See You Awards® in the category of Best Screenplay! Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Caroline Buxton's Lipstick Posse

Kelly Jean Karam, screenwriter

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Caroline Buxton’s Lipstick Posse is a heartfelt drama about a charming but disadvantaged housewife bonding with a group of unconventional saleswomen who help her find the courage to leave her abusive husband, confront her dark past, and find true love.

Indian Billy Ice

Jerry Stephen Ice, screenwriter

Synopsis: Indian Billy Ice begins with his unexpected kidnapping as an eight-year-old boy. For the next 9 years, he survives abuse as a prisoner of the Blood River Mohawk tribe until he escapes with his first love, North Star. The runaways start their life in bliss, but their plans are cut short when she dies in childbirth. Brokenhearted, Billy is caught unaware and shot by Indian raiders.

By a stroke of mixed luck that follows Billy, a cabin appears on the horizon. The settler living there saves him. Once healed, Billy strikes out to the nearest city, but he doesn't fit in among the settlers of Philadelphia. Serving in the militia, Billy distinguishes himself as a scout and translator fighting in several major wars. Fighting side by side with historic figures and fellow enemies of the Blood River Mohawk, Billy now known as "Indian Billy", gets his chance for revenge. Billy serves up bloody frontier justice, but the acts haunt him.

Knife to a Gunfight

Gemal Woods, screenwriter

Synopsis: Shot in the head and left for dead, the surviving, streetwise Kirk McCants seeks out the origin of the bullet, only to find himself defenseless against both edges of a knife.

Mickey Hardaway

Marcellus Cox, screenwriter

Synopsis: As his life begins sprawling out of control after years of physical, verbal abuse and betrayal both personal & professional, a young man visits a well- renowned psychiatrist in an attempt to prevent himself from causing harm towards others.

Wishing the best of luck to all of the screenplay nominees! Every screenwriter who entered will receive detailed notes on their scripts.

Coming soon: the official selections and the nominees in the Short Film, Feature Film and Documentary categories. Those selections are scheduled to be revealed on Sunday, July 14, 2019, so stay tuned!

The Third Annual I See You Awards® will begin on Thursday, August 22, 2019 and conclude on Sunday, August 25, 2019. All events will be held at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside of Detroit.

I See You Awards® complete lineup is as follows:

Thursday, August 22

Full day of film screenings

(Screening Schedule TBA)

Friday, August 23

Film industry seminar and networking

12 – 2 p.m.

Saturday, August 24

Free Day to explore Metro Detroit

Sunday, August 25

Black Tie, Blue Carpet Awards Ceremony

Tickets to all events are available via Eventbrite and FilmFreeway. Filmmakers whose projects are official selections will receive two complimentary tickets to Thursday’s film screenings and to Sunday’s Black Tie, Blue Carpet Awards ceremony.

The 3rd Annual I See You Awards® are sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, Final Draft, Paramount, Limo World and WWJ Newsradio 950, with additional partners Randazzo Formal Wear, The Lee Group and ES Communications Agency. Thanks to all of our sponsors and partners who help make the I See You Awards® possible!

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