Write This Down
Bethany Armstrong Johnson
A young woman interviews for a job she desperately needs, but there's only one person standing in the way of her getting it: herself.
Interview by Jorge Pacheco
Why Me? by Matthew Yongue
It's the opportunity of a lifetime. The stakes are high as your main character is mere moments away from interviewing for their dream job. Your character is nervous, but excited. Landing this job will change their lives for the better and they've spent hours preparing for this big moment. After all, first impressions are everything. Your character is seated in an office when there's a knock on the door and the hiring manager enters. Your character's stomach drops, recognizing the person. Write the scene that picks up from this moment. Who is this person and what is their relationship to the main character? More importantly, what is their conflict? And how does the interview go? Your final written submission can be in any genre and should be no more than 10 pages.
Your written work cannot exceed 10 pages.
Deadline to submit: April 30 , 2021 at 2PM PT.
Our monthly challenges are open to everyone in the Sundance Collab community. One entry per person, per challenge. All submissions will be viewable to the community. All submissions will be given equal consideration and the final winner will be determined by the consensus of the designated Sundance judges.
Only those submissions that meet the criteria outlined in the submission guidelines can be selected as the winner.
The challenge closes on April 30, 2021 at 2PM PT.
If you have questions regarding the challenge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact members of the jury directly.
Winner will receive:
- The winner will have their work featured on Sundance Collab
- One-on-one mentorship session with a Sundance Advisor
- Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership (12 months) which includes:
- Invitation to monthly Member-only Advisor Q&A Live webinar
- Opportunity to receive feedback from a Sundance Advisor on work-in-progress you post to Share Your Work
- Eligible to participate in online Writing Groups (coming soon)
- Final Draft screenwriting software (12-month license)
Runners-up (two will be selected) - Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership (12 months)
One entry per person, per monthly challenge. The limits for monthly challenge submissions are the following: scripts – 10 page limit.
Scripts: PDF format only, please
Other: If your file format fits outside these formats, please contact us and we will see if we can accommodate it.
(Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.)