Second Time the Charm?

Last year I submitted the Broken Dreams screenplay to the Austin Film Festival. Although the script had good success at other festivals, winning several, the script was not selected for the Austin festival – one of the majors.

For filming purposes, a rewrite for Broken Dreams was recently done. With the filming of Broken Dreams pushed back so Swamp Witch could be filmed next year, it become possible to submit to a few other festivals for next year. So today the Broken Dreams rewrite was submitted to the Austin Film Festival. Hopefully the second time is the charm.

The Austin Film Festival – to be held on October 22 – 29, 2020.

One More Time

The Broken Dreams short screenplay was suppose to finish up it’s film festival circuit run at a Florida festival in which it was accepted, which will be held in February 2020. I was looking forward to attending the last festival, but after getting information from the festival, they are charging filmmakers extra to attend the awards presentations.

I have attended many festivals this year, not only with Broken Dreams, but also for my newest screenplay Swamp Witch and our film The Exit Bag. Not once was filmmakers charged extra to attend the awards ceremony. After spending submission fees for all three projects totaling $120, I refuse to spend extra just to attend the awards. So I will not be attending that festival.

In an effort to attend Broken Dreams last festival, I have submitted to one last festival – the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco, Texas on August 6 – 9, 2020. No guarantee that it will be accepted, but I am hopeful.


We are waiting to hear from the Forth Worth Indie Film Showcase today. Today (Friday, May31, 2019) is their notification date for the 2019 festival, to be held on July 25-27. We have submitted three projects for their consideration. Broken Dreams (Screenplay), and the newest screenplay by Ron Hervey, Swamp Witch, have been submitted. A short film, The Exit Bag, written and produced by Ron Hervey was also submitted. We will post the news here as soon as we get it.

Another Broken Dreams Screenplay Win

The Broken Dreams Screenplay has won the best short screenplay at the Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival, held on Saturday, May 18th just outside Lake Charles, Louisiana.

This is the third fistival win for the screenplay, taking top short screenplay awards at both the Red Dirt Film Festival and the Sunny Side Up Film Festival earlier this year.

The wins bolster our confidence that we have a great screenplay to make our film from.

The script is also in consideration for three more festivals before it completes its film festival circuit run later this year.