Local Writers Win Third Award For Screenplay Boarders

bordersDenice Hughes Lewis, Skip Clark and Suzan Noyes add a silver win to their first place trophy from the Santa Catalina Film Festival and an honorable mention at the Mexican Film Festival.

In a press release from the Oregon Film Awards, representatives said, “Our selection committee reviewed several hundred projects originating from many countries around the world, with your select group of films and screenplays emerging as the very finest. Congratulations on your outstanding work!”

Boarders is a comedy about family relationships. To Carmen, a stressed newlywed, paradise never looked so bad. She inherits an ancestral land grant after losing her job and home in Sacramento. Arriving in Santa Catalina with her reluctant husband and spoiled stepdaughter, she wonders about her sanity when she hears two ghosts – her clumsy relative and his thieving parrot. Coping with her unbelieving family is only the beginning.

A smarmy con man after buried gold, his jailbird offspring and ghost hunters further hound wired-up Carmen. Her marriage crumbles along with hopes of a home when she stumbles upon one last secret: illegal Mexican children squatting upstairs. Carmen needs to change to have a shot at paradise. Can she blend the living and dearly-departed into the real family she needs?

Hughes Lewis writes screenplays, juvenile fiction, YA fiction, songs and lyrics. She is a graduate of the Institute for Children’s Literature and an award winning juvenile author for her pre-teen eBook, Dragon Cloud. She has an IMDB film credit for a short film.

In her spare time, she keeps busy with membership in a performing choir – Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus, the High Desert Writer’s Guild, Bend Children’s Writers and SCBWI, the Society of Children Book Writer’s and Illustrators.

Clark graduated with an AA in business administration and went on to earn his minor in political science at San Jose State University. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in communications completing twelve month’s postgraduate work with Tad Danieleskwi in a writers/directors workshop.

Clark has been awarded a Golden Eagle Award and an Addy Award as well as those for co-writing Boarders. He also created The High Desert Writers Guild in Bend in 2010.

Noyes is an artist/writer by way of Connecticut, Maine, California and Alaska. She was an award winner in PAINT AMERICA in 2008, one of only a hundred chosen in the United States.

She believes Central Oregon is the place to be. Her debut play, a new romantic comedy, Crazy About Me, will run April 12-27, 2013, at 2nd Street Theater in Bend with writing-partner, Hughes Lewis as director.

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