2018 Heart Challenge Script Selections

The Heart Challenge Scripts Selections

Congratulations. Out of 39 scripts submitted, those below have been selected to participate in The Heart Challenge.

That means that you secured a screening spot in the premiere event in February, as long as you submit your complete film by February 3rd.

It also means that your film is an important part of the OIF Screening  and Awards’ event.  The last event was great, lets keep that momentum as much as possible, get the right person for the specific part, interesting locations, production design (pay attention to background and foreground colors, picture composition), do your best with audio, in general, challenge yourself to make the best film possible! There are plenty in the group to assist.

As a collaborative group, we expect to see collaboration.  Post casting calls, allow actors to audition for you (even online) before you select “the one”, embrace new crew members that may add to the overall production or learn from it. When collaborating with others, you can learn what to do better as well as what NOT to do.

Count down begins now.  Feel free to reach out to whomever tagged themselves in the poll.  Post a cast/crew call, use your logline when posting.  If you don’t know where to start, pair with a producer or director to get things going.

We choose the scripts based on seniority, your past contributions and stories. If your script wasn’t selected, we suggest you help others this time around and submit for the next one.

Let’s keep stepping it up!


AmiraTwo former assassins are forced to come out of retirement and fulfill one last mission to reunite with their kidnapped daughter. – concept by Samantha Burton written by Shiminga Forney – (Drama)

Digits – An evening takes a grizzly turn after a couple gets robbed on a first date – Gary Kennedy – (Thriller)

Absolutely Lemonade – An industrious boy finds a way to fulfill his monetary dreams with a lemonade stand and his adult patrons that need to “take the edge off”. – submitted by Joseph OConnor – (Comedy)

Missed You Baby! – A woman that leaves for work, comes home for lunch unexpectedly to a surprise – Gene Culver – (Drama)

Come to me Miss Ripples A very low budget movie being made about Count Dracula and the love of his life Mildred Directed by an A Lister Hollywood Director who has a temper problem. – Wayne Thomas – soundstage4   (Comedy)

How do I let you go – A godmother tell her story of her pain, after her god-daughters failed suicide attempt. – Maria Celli – (Drama)

A Kung Fu Anniversary – When their anniversary is threatened by crime ring, a couple must battle to make their dinner reservation – Matthew Burgess – (Comedy)

Someday, This Morning – A scientist spend one last day with the wife he ignored. – Jason Roper – (Drama)

Anything you can do – During election season, an elderly man tries to outdo his neighbor. – Laura VonMutius – (Comedy)

Believe – A scrappy writer on a verge of eviction, struggles finishing a story for a cash price.  – Tzvia lorusso – ( Drama)

The Tragic Tale of Two Bars – On the one year anniversary of meeting, a couple retrace their footsteps until an encounter with a palm reader ends in tragedy. – David Kashner – (Drama)

A Musical Short Film – Two robbers break into the home of an unsuspecting dancer. – Lexa Davis – (Drama)

HeArt of the Holidays – A story of coming to terms with death and the longing to belong to a family during the holiday season all while navigating becoming a teen, a new school and learning to find HeArt. – September Ruddell-Cosgrove – (Drama)

The Last Act – An orphan must find the courage to love himself before committing to his hopes and dreams, but it won’t be an easy journey. – Zainab F. Raza – (Drama)

Noticeable Differences – A Millennial and a Boomer. Age makes no difference when love is real. – By Alexandra Balda – (Comedy)

Kat – An elderly man with dementia struggles to cope over the loss of his wife, Katherine, and begins a relationship with his cat. – Paisley Greer – (Drama)

Return to Sender – A space station package clerk is forced to train his new replacement. What could go wrong? – Joel Otero – (Comedy)

Lost & Found – After a young girl loses her dog, she not only finds him again but gains another friend. – Michelle Rivera – (Drama)

MINE FOREVER – A young couple’s Valentine’s Day dinner takes a turn down a dark path leading to unforeseen consequences. Ron Baker – (Horror)

Proxy – A young man becomes claustrophobic in his unhappy life and attempts to escape by replacing himself with a simplified clone. – Jeptha Valcich – (Drama)

Behind the Scenes – It’s just one day in the life of a Production Assistant. Her personal family drama of parentage and romance comically plays out amongst the crew behind the scenes on the set of a film production. – J.P. Smith – (Comedy)

What Are You Thankful For – A love story about a man losing his wife to cancer and his struggling to find love again. – Kelly Weaver – (Drama)

CereBecca – How many times must we all prepare to “Fit In” to the monotony of everyday life. Finding Facebook & all social media factitious & fabricated. The carefree lifestyle seemed to have left us when we turned in our OshKosh B’Gosh britches for big kid trousers. Wouldn’t it be nice to live as an adult & act just  as carefree as children? Or is the jovial way, trapped within our minds? Shawn Crosby and Aries Smith – (Comedy)

If I could Save Time in a Bottle – A 55 year old woman is warped to her past by a bottle that her love of her life gave her on Christmas Eve – Maribel Lopez Jazylo – (Drama)

I WUUUUUUVVV YOU SO MUCH – A geeky teenager wants to give away a Valentine’s Day card to the girl he likes but first must stop listening to his trouble making friends. – Cecil Battiste – (Comedy)

As I Walk This Path Of Sorrow – Approximately 20% of veteran soldiers in America suffer from PTSD after they return from overseas. This is just one short interpretation that any one person may being going through. – Shaun Koffinas – (Drama)