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Giancarlo Fusi

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Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Wins Southern California Screenplay Competition

The TV pilot script 'Hell Hound' is the Grand Prize Winner of the Southern California Screenplay Compettion. Even better than recieving a monetary award for the win, the contest's founder Theo Davies is getting the script into the hands of possible producers including one on the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black.

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

Tags: The Southern California Screenplay Competition
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Wins Best Teleplay at New York Film & TV Fest

The television pilot script 'Hell Hound: The Legend of Robert Johnson' won Best Teleplay at the New York Film & TV Festival co-sponsored by Final Draft and InkTip. 'Hell Hound' is also in competiton for the top award in the 12th annual American Gem Short Screenplay Competition where it has advanced to the quarterfinals from among 1,139 script entries this year.

 

'Hell Hound' is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition , New York Film
Giancarlo Fusi's 'Hell Hound' Finalist in 1 Contest & Winner of 2 Others

Giancarlo Fusi's TV pilot 'Hell Hound' inpsired by the life of legendary Bluesman Robert Johnson finished as a Top 5 Finalist in the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition. In addition, it was named a Winner of the True Story Screenplay Competition. And it also won Best Short Script in the Independent Horror Movie Awards.

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

Giancarlo Fusi is an ISA Master Class alumni.

Tags: Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition , True Story Screenplay Competition , Independent Horror Movie Awards
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell2Pay Wins 1st Place at Glendale International FilmFest

'Hell To Pay' the short film script version of the already multiple-award winning television pilot script 'Hell Hound' won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the Glendale International Film Festival. The script is also a Semi-Finalist in the Short Film Grants Competition & Awards. And it's an Official Selection of both the Cannes Latititude Film Festival & Script Contest and the Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival.

Tags: Cannes Latitude Film Festival , Glendale International Film Festival , Short Film Grants Competition and Awards , The Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival
Giancarlo Fusi's First of April Finalist - Yes! Let's Make a Movie FilmFest

The short suspense thriller 'First of April' is a Finalist in Canada's Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival. The script was also a Semi-Finalist in the We Make Make Movies Short Film Challenge where it recieved a staged reading by SAG actors in L.A. And it's a Quarter-Finalist in the short script category of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition where it placed in the top 5% out of over 2,000 submissions. In addition, it was an Official Selection of the APM Short Screenplay Competiton.

 

The script is set on April Fool's Day when a radio disk-jockey gets a late night call from his ex-girlfriend, a mental patient, claiming that she escaped the asylum and planted a time-bomb in his DJ booth that will blow him up in 5 minutes. But is she telling the truth or is it all an elaborate prank? 

 

 

 

Tags: Blue Cat Screenwriting Contest , Yes! Let's Make a Movie
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Nominated for 3 Awards at the Oaxaca FilmFest

The televison pilot Hell Hound reciveved three nominations at the Oaxaca FilmFest including Best Horror Script, Best Original Concept and Best Global Script, the festival's top award. As one of the top film festivals in Latin America, Oaxaca has been called the "Sundance of the South" and is one of MovieMaker's Top 50 Festivals in 2016. 

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

 

https://www.oaxacafilmfest.com/p/hell-hound 

Tags: Oaxaca FilmFest
Brown University Holds Table Read of Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound

Hell Hound: The Legend of Robert Johnson was one of only three Finalists in the TV Pilots category at the 15th annual Ivy Film Festival, the largest student run film festival in the world. Special guest speakers this year included Jodie Foster and Robert DeNiro.

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of the iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

 

During the Ivy Fest, a table read of the "crossroads" scene where Robert Johnson makes his legendary deal with the Devil was held at a historic hall on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

http://ivyfilmfestival.org/festival.html   

Tags: Ivy Film Festival
MovieBytes Interviews Screenwriter Giancarlo Fusi after Winning Aura Award

MovieBytes interviewed screenwriter Giancarlo Fusi for his Silver Award win at the Aura Screenwriter Awards for his TV pilot Hell Hound.

http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?tab=tab4&InterviewID=793&ContestNumber=2959

 

In addition, Hell Hound won 2nd Place at the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest. It's a Finalist at the London Film Awards and the Acclaim TV Scripts Contest. It's an Official Selection at the Stargate Galactic Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, the Haunted Horror International Film Festival and the WNY Film, Art, & Music Event (F.A.M.E.) Hell Hound was also selected as an ISA Fast Track Top 50 script.

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of the iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days. 

Tags: Acclaim Scripts , AURA Screenwriter Awards , London Film Awards
Giancarlo Fusi's Violette Hayes Wins 1st Place Award and a Filmmaker Grant

Supernatural short Violette Hayes: A True Story won 1st Place in the Shallow Sea Stories Screenplay Compettion. 

 

http://www.shallowsea-sfc.com/screenplay_competition/2016_screenplay_competition_winners 

 

Violette Hayes was also awarded a Filmmaker Grant at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival to be produced as a MFA thesis film.

 

http://www.loveyourshorts.com/grants/ 

 

And Violette Hayes was also named an Official Selection fo the Guild of Italian American Actors Film Festival. 

 

Violette Hayes is the story of high-school buds Sonny and Jake who drive to their prom down a lonely road in the Florida Keys where they encounter Violette Hayes, a beautiful and mysterious girl who will change their lives forever.

 

 

Tags: GIAA (Guild of Italian American Actors) , Love Your Shorts Film Festival , Shallow Sea Stories Screenplay Competition
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound Selected by FRAPA Fest to be Pitched in Brazil

Hell Hound is the only script representing the United States among ten TV series pilots from around the world being pitched in Brazil at the 4th annual FRAPA – The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – the first event focused on scriptwriting for television and film in Latin America. Go USA! Hell Hound's logline appears at the link below along with the nine others pilots.
http://frapa.art.br/concurso-de-roteiro/piloto-de-serie/

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: FRAPA - The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound - Selected at 2 Louisville Film Fests in 1 Week

Louisville loves Hell Hound! In the span of one week, the television pilot script telling the Southern Gothic tale of the Legend of Robert Johnson was chosen as a Top 10 Screenplay Finalist at the Imaginarium Film Festival and is an Official Selection at the Fright Night Film Festival, both in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/film-festival/

http://frightnightfilmfest.com/film-fest/ 

 

Hell Hound is inspired by the life of iconic Bluesman Robert Johnson who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

Tags: Friday Night Film Fest , Imaginarium Film Festival
Giancarlo Fusi's Hell Hound - ISA Fast Track Top 50 Script

Hell Hound: The Legend of Robert Johnson selected as a Fast Track Top 50 script for the International Screenwriters' Association Fast Track Fellowship out of nearly 1,000 entries. Hell Hound is inspired by the life of the iconic Bluesman who was just a sharecropper during the Depression until, legend has it, he sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads to become the greatest guitarist of all time. But his Fuastian pact unleashed a pair of vicious and rabid hellhounds that doggedly pursue him for the rest of his days.

 

 

Tags: ISA Fast Track Fellowship V