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Timothy Jay Smith

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Timothy Jay Smith's new screenplay already making waves...

FIRE ON THE ISLAND, Timothy Jay Smith's newest screenplay to hit the contest rounds, is already making its first small waves. In Screenplay Festival's competition, the first contest to report, Fire on the Island is is a semifinalist; and even before the contest closed, one of BlueCat's judges had this to say about it:

 

"The first element that really stands out is the originality of Fire On the Island.  What might feel like too many subplots in any other script, Fire On the Island does a great job at tying in all of its storylines and characters together, never straying far from the main story arc or dragging on into irrelevant scenes.  The story has a good pace... and a nice balance between drama and suspense. For a script with plenty of characters, it’s successful at creating distinct personalities and voices for each, especially through engaging dialogue that helps move the story forward."  

Tags: BlueCat Screenplay Competition , Screenplay Festival
THREE screenplays advance to semifinals in 2016 Screenplay Festival Contest

THREE screenplays advance to semifinals in 2016 Screenplay Festival contest.

In drama, FIRE ON THE ISLAND, adapted from Timothy Jay Smith's latest novel. An FBI agent, investigating an arsonist’s threat to burn down a Greek island village, becomes embroiled in conflicts dating back generations.

 

In action/adventure, COOPER'S PROMISE, adapted from my novel published in 2012. A gay deserter from the war in Iraq promises to save a young girl trafficked into prostitution to redeem himself for an earlier promise he could not keep.

 

In thriller, NORTH 40, an original screenplay. A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive.

Tags: Screenplay Festival
COOPER'S PROMISE SCORES AGAIN! Cooper scores again! Hus screenplay adaptation of his own novel, Cooper's Promise, is a Finalist in the Circus Road Films screenplay competition.That's almost thirty contests this screenplay has won or placed in! Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest
Timothy Jay Smith named semifinalist in Table Read My Screenplay (Austin)

In this psychological thriller, A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive.

 

This is the 7th time North 40 has won or placed in a contest. It's Straw Dogs meet Ordinary People with some Hitchcock thrown in. 

Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest - AUSTIN!
Story of gay soldier continues to place in more contests

Timothy Jay Smith's gritty story of a gay deserter from the war in Iraq continues to wow contest judges. "Cooper's Promise" has advaced to the semifinals in contests sponsored by Circus Films and Screenplay Festival. In other contests, the Cooper character has won Best Male Lead (Capital Fund) and Best Original Drama (Houston WorldFest). 

 

More info on Cooper's Promise on www.timothyjaysmith.com

 

Tags: Circus Road Screenplay Contest , Screenplay Festival , Worldfest Houston International Film Festival