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Everybody up for writing gong

Allan George’s short script Everybody Has a Thing has made it into the semi-finals of ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest. One of c70 still in the running, George’s script has proved funnier than at least 1,234 others submitted.

Allan George

Allan George (L) at last year’s imagineNATIVE

The judges, who include Sean Covel (producer, Napoleon Dynamite), Mark O’Connor (producer, The Hangover) and even Funny or Die’s Joe Farrell said

Everybody Has a Thing is a great idea for a charming comedic short. 
 The premise is fun and easily relatable, which allows for a fast set-p, 
 which this script provides.”

George is no slouch when it comes to comedy, having twice won Tropfest NZ’s Best Māori Director gong: this year for On the Rocks and last year for Sounds Perfect, for which Greg Stubbings also took the Best Actor gong.

Allan George’s Sounds Perfect

Sounds Perfect has been selected for a dozen international film festivals including imagineNATIVE and Austin. Last month George was in Hong Kong for a Film Fest Lab workshop with Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Scandar Copti (Ajami).

The winners of the ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest will be announced later this month.

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