Academy Nicholl Fellowship Reader Comments

Here are a few excerpts of what the six Academy Nicholl Fellowship readers had to say about my screenplay Tin Can Buffaloes, a coming-of-age adventure drama set in Goa, India:

Round 1 – Read 1 Comments:

“Wonderful story and writing! […] A world rarely seen or glimpsed”.
“A satisfying dramatic journey […]. Very well-crafted”.
“Rich, authentic voice”.

Round 1 – Read 2 Comments:

“An original voice”.
The setting “is brought to rich, vivid, and authentic life”.
“Fresh and intriguing ”.
“Truly memorable”.

Round 1 – Read 3 Comments:

“A unique coming of age story”.
“Vivid and powerful images”.
“A well-crafted script”.
“Powerfully written”.
“We truly delve inside [the protagonist’s] emotions, knowing that this is a memory that he will never forget”.

Quarterfinal Round – Read 4 Comments:

“The writing is really good”.
“The final scenes […] are truly sad”.
“A unique and interesting voice”.
“Really takes you to places you never even considered”.
“There’s certainly magic here”.

Quarterfinal Round – Read 5 Comments:

“Crazy pressure cooker of a story with a big operatic ending”.
“A great read with really strong world building and visuals”.
“Defies your expectations”.
“The writer has a voice and a special skill in how characters are dropped into the story and established”.
“The dialogue is exceptionally good throughout”.

Quarterfinal Round – Read 6 Comments:

“Completely original premise”.
“The story, characters and setting feel utterly authentic”.

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Tin Can Buffaloes now an Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist

My feature film script Tin Can Buffaloes, an adventure drama set in Goa, India, is now an Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist.

Tin Can Buffaloes “is one of only 375 entries to escape the First Round. With 7,442 scripts entered, the initial round was extremely competitive. […] Reaching the Quarterfinal Round means Tin Can Buffaloes will be placed on our contact list for distribution to agents, development executives, managers and producers” (Academy Nicholl Fellowships 2015).

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