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”.

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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