Kightlinger, born and raised on Madagascar before transplanting to South Dakota, was awarded $7,000 in cash prizes for his feature script at the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Writers Guild of America West on Thursday night at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills. The event drew about 170 attendees.
“Great White Shark” tells the story of estranged siblings who embark on a scavenger hunt in South Dakota to secure their inheritance after their loathsome father dies.
The Slamdance Festival was founded as an alternative to the larger Sundance film festival. The 23rd edition of the Slamdance Film Festival will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 20-26, in Park City, Utah.
Slamdance received a record-breaking 3,600 submissions for the 2016 Writing Competition. Shane Andries, who won last year’s Grand Prize for “The Delegation” was