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Early Release (produced)

During a routine assessment a psychologist puts a loaded gun between herself and a convicted serial killer. Teaser Synopsis

Written by: Stephen M. Hunt     [Contact Author]    Interview
Format: Short Screenplay
Budget: Micro
Posted: 09/21/2014
Updated: 06/14/2016
Author Bio: Following film and writing achievements in world-wide film festivals I've accepted invitations to be a jury member of the 11th Marbella International Film Festival and also the 2nd London Indie Film Festival.

Emmy Award winner Miguel Guerreiro selected "Early Release" to be his first English language short. IMBd On the international film festival circuit this film has won "Best Script", "Best Short", "Best Crime","Best Actress", "Jury Merit Award", "Runner-up Best Actor", has been nominated for "Best Film", "Best Performance" and has been an official festival selection 14 times.

Miguel subsequently commissioned three other shorts from me which are now slated for 2016 production. Miguel has also optioned "Saving Swans" (aka A Potholed Path").

I optioned my feature "Edgar Allan Poe's The Oval Portrait to Concord Films LLC, Florida. Avanti Productions signed a Shopping Agreement with me for my WWII feature "Precious Vengeance".

I'm an English published and produced playwright turning to film. Most of my staged works featured Royal Shakespeare Company actors and includes an award winning regional tour.

Contest Results: SENE Film Festival (First Place)
The Monthly Film Fest (TMFF) (First Place, category win)
iHolly (First Place, category win)
Short Screenplay (Second Place)
Rio Festival (Second Place)
River Bend Film Fest (Finalist)
Marquee Lights (Finalist)
Richmond Fest (Finalist)
Aura Screenwriter Awards (Finalist)
Brightside Tavern (Finalist)
Woods Hole (Finalist)
Hollywood Screenplay (Finalist)
California (Finalist, Orson Welles Awards)
Karmic Shorts (Finalist)
Oregon Film Awards (Finalist)
Artists Alliance Short (Semifinalist)
Shore Scripts (Quarterfinalist)