This is the first time Fergal has entered an international screenwriting contest. BlueCat founder Gordy Hoffman congratulated Fergal on his win and praised his script which “demonstrated the creative writing excellence that BlueCat searches for in our competition”.
Founded in 1998 by screenwriter Gordy Hoffman, the aim of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition is to develop and celebrate the undiscovered screenwriter. The competition provides written script analysis to every writer for every script entered. With the largest cash prize for a contest offering feedback, BlueCat finalists also receive extensive online promotion and the top scripts are suggested to the best of the industry. The competition is based in Hollywood, L.A.
Irreverent and poignant, Calvin & Skye charts the unlikely friendship between hypochondriac Calvin and terminally ill teenager, Skye.
You can read an interview with Fergal, in which he talks about his writing process, and his award-winning script, here.