Local script wins at WILDsound Canada

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  • October 12, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Local script wins at WILDsound Canada

wildsoundAucklander Glenn Wood has won a screenplay competition at the WILDsound Film Festival in Toronto.

His sports comedy screenplay Heartbreak Knoll, "in the vein of Dodgeball and Blades of Glory", was selected from over three hundred entries as one of three winners in their fall festival. The first act will be performed by some of Toronto’s leading actors at a festival night at the end of October.

The Heartbreak Knoll logline reads: "An adventure race fanatic’s obsession with winning causes him to lose the woman he loves and he must overcome a broken leg, a bitter rival and the toughest adventure race in the world to win her back."

glenn woodWood has been writing professionally for the past 20 years, including copywriting stints Saatchi and Saatchi, Mojo and Colenso. He’s written scripts for Funny Business, Away and Laughing and Shortland Street. He's complete six feature-length screenplays and Camera Shy is currently under development in partnership with the NZ Film Commission. And in his spare time he’s written two novels, The Laughing Policeman and Cop Out.

WILDsound is run by the independent film production company Wildcard Pictures Corp and supported is by the National Film Board of Canada. The festival is held 12 times a year, showcasing a different kind of writing each month – TV, shorts, feature or 1st act. Each festival night is like a workshop as well. At the end of each screening or reading, the audience is led in a moderated discussion to give feedback to the writer or filmmaker.

Competitions for scripts and films are ongoing. Enter and view past winners at www.wildsound.ca.

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