Hall of Fame
Welcome to our Rocaberti Writers’ Hall of Fame! This page is designed to celebrate Rocabertians’ (all those who’ve attended a retreat) successes - and also to inspire and encourage other writers!
If you’d like to share your success stories with us: awards, projects in development, representation found - then please contact [email protected].
WHEN POMEGRANATES HOWL
Hewad is an irrepressible kid hustling everything from pomegranate juice to protection from the evil eye in the streets of Tehran. His real ambition is to be a movie star, and this comes a step closer when he meets an Australian photographer.
Australia’s Official Selection, Academy Awards 2022
THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
When life deals you a shit hand, grow a garden.
2nd Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2021 (out of 15,000 submissions, THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN is noted amongst the top 20% in the Comedy division)
Quarterfinalist, STAGE 32 Comedy Pilot Contest 2021
Quarterfinalist, Shore Script Comedy Pilot Contest 2021
Quarterfinalist, Screencraft 2022
MEETINGS WITH MARTY
Forced to choose between the career he craves and the father who abandoned him, a Kiwi film director wreaks havoc on his personal and professional life as he pursues a project with a Hollywood legend.
Top 3 Finalist, Raindance Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Semi-finalist, Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition
Semi-finalist, Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
Quarterfinalist, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Quarterfinalist, Titan International Screenwriting Awards (Industrial Scripts)
Quarterfinalist, We Screenplay Feature Screenwriting Contest
Quarterfinalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Quarterfinalist, Miami Screenplay Awards
Top 20 Dramas on The Red List, Coverfly database of unproduced screenplays
Finalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
#5 Drama Feature, Coverfly’s international database
Quarterfinalist, 2022 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
A diverse group of cruise ship employees from around the world must battle each other’s idiosyncrasies, guests who’ve abandoned common sense on land, and crazy celebrities, all the while trying to make this the vacation of a lifetime for everyone else.
Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab - TSL Screenplay Contest 2021
Semi-finalist, Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards Season 6
Finalist, Screencraft Virtual Pitch 2020
Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2020
Semi-finalist, Filmmatic - Pitch Now Screenplay Competition 2020
Official Selection, Rocaberti Retreat Logline Competition 2019
Official Selection, Toronto Cold Read Series 2019
When three lazy best friends (two British and one American) discover they’ve won the lottery, they’re forced to embark on a perilous journey across the state to claim their winning ticket, all the while being hunted by the most cunning creatures on the planet: their mothers.
Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Feature Competition 2021
Linda Caryn Jenkins
LOVE AND OTHER GUISES
An actor with a reputation for being a womanizer masquerades as a woman to trick a wealthy man out of his fortune, but finds love getting in the way.
Semi-finalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2013
Semi-finalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2015
Semi-finalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2016
Quarterfinalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2017
Finalist, Final Draft Big Break 2019
Semi-finalist, The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest 2021
Special Mention, FilmMarketHub UK PitchBox 2022
A once brilliant surgeon suffers from agoraphobia, triggered by the death of his wife.
Quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break 2017
THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN
A hardened small-time criminal without prospects helps kidnap two small children for a ransom and discovers that he’s the only person who can protect them from their abusive stepfather.
Semi-finalist, Atlanta Screenplay Awards 2021
Finalist (Best Feature Script), Beyond the Curve International Film Festival 2021
Semi-finalist, NYC Screenplay Awards 2021
Honorable Mention, Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards 2021
Semi-finalist, Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest 2021
Finalist (Feature Screenplay), San Francisco Indie Fest 2022
Third Place, Hot Springs Screenplay Competition 2022
A young boy in backwoods Louisiana tries to stop his mother’s drinking, only to discover that he is the legacy of an even greater horror.
Winner (Best Short Script), Beyond the Curve International Film Festival 2021
Quarterfinalist, Creative World Awards 2021
Finalist (Short Script), GenreBlast Film Festival 2021
Semi-finalist, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film & Screenplay Competition 2021
Best Short Horror Script, International Indie Gathering 2021
Quarterfinalist, Raindance Script Competition 2021
Honorable Mention, Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards 2021
Best Short Script, Siren Screenwriting Festival 2021
Best Horror Short Script, Summer in the South 2021
Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay Short Script Screenwriting Contest 2021
Semi-finalist (Short Screenplay Competition), San Francisco Indie Fest 2022
HOLOCAUST OF A SOUL
A ‘hidden in plain sight’ German-Jewish scientist finds that even working for Hitler cannot save his family from the horrors of war, or the machinations of the enemies of his own making – himself and his best friend.
Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 Drama Screenwriting Contest
Four hundred years ago, a young woman took revenge on her rapist in oils and became one of the most successful painters of her time.
Finalist, The Golden List 2021 (The Golden Script Competition)
Semi-finalist, Screencraft Fellowship 2020Found representation with Dench Arnold Agency, London as a result of her mentor from the retreat recommending her.
DATE OF DEATH
When a man, down on his luck, discovers he’s going to die within a week after purchasing a writing software that generates stories about his past, present, and future, he vows to do anything to avoid an early demise.
Quarter-finalist, Scriptation Showcase Script Competition 2021 for Best Drama 2021
Quarter-finalist, Stage 32 Feature/Comedy Screenwriting Contest 2022
When a reluctant cat-sitter switches bodies with the cat she hates the most, they are separated and set out on epic journeys to get their bodies back and mend their bond.
Quarter-finalist, Page Awards for Best Family Feature 2021
Quarter-finalist, Stage 32 Family-Friendly Screenwriting Contest 2022
The Healdsburg Home for the Terminally Sexy
When one of their own hears a devastating diagnosis and her family’s plan to force her into a Florida nursing home, a group of sassy sorority sisters in their 70s escapes to a fire-ravaged California wine town to live out their lives on their own terms.
Top 5%, coverfly.com Jan 2022
Semifinalist, Screencraft Comedy Competition, 2020
Semifinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall 2020
Quarter-finalist, Page International Screenwriting Awards Competition, 2020
Finalist, Inroads Fellowship (3rd), 2020
Official Selection, Script Summit, 2020
Finalist (3rd), Pitch Finale, Austin Film Festival, 2018