Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Two screenplays written by Alex J Ankrom, Castles Made of Sand, which is soon to be a novel, and Jin, based on the short film of same title and also soon to be a novel, were named 2013 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalists.
To put that in prospective, this year 7,251 scripts were entered (nearly 1,100 by past quarter and semifinalists) and only 372 made it past the first round.
This is the fourth and fifth time a screenplay by Alex J Ankrom was named a quarterfinalist. The is the third time Castles Made of Sand has been named as a Quarterfinalist. It made it to the Semifinalist round in 2010.
In 2009, his screenplay Going South was also named a Quarterfinalist.