DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THE SIONNA PROJECT screenwriter competition winners Chad Berry and David Langlinais were announced yesterday during an awards reception at The Highland Dallas. They received a $10,000 cash prize from Executive Producer David Kiger for their winning screenplay, THREE DAYS IN AUGUST. In addition to the cash prize, their screenplay will have its world premiere at the 10th Annual Dallas International Film Festival in 2016 and a guaranteed limited national theatrical release from Studio Movie Grill.
“THE SIONNA PROJECT is a unique competition that started last year during the Dallas International Film Festival,” said David Kiger, a longtime Dallas entrepreneur and member of the board of advisors of the American Film Institute. “As an executive producer on this project, I am honored to contribute to and support the careers of Chad Berry and David Langlinais and the burgeoning arts scene of Dallas.”
THE SIONNA PROJECT screenwriting competition invited any writer to submit a screenplay based on a true Texas story of a young woman given away at birth as she searches for her parents and her identity. More than 200 submissions were received.
“It was an honor to review screenplays from talented writers around the world,” said Johnathan Brownlee of Ubiquimedia. “I look forward to producing THREE DAYS IN AUGUST and taking it to the silver screen here in Dallas with our partners the Dallas Film Society and Studio Movie Grill.”
A Denver native, Chad Berry is an award-winning advertising writer and creative director stationed in Dallas. To create his first-ever screenplay, Berry joined forces with Dallas resident David Langlinais, whose collection of short stories titled DUCK THIEF AND OTHER STORIES is due out this fall.
About David Kiger
David Kiger, founder and executive chairman of the global logistics company Worldwide Express, is a major investor and strategic advisor for a diverse portfolio of ventures including Alef Mobitech, Exos Transport Group and beGlammed. Kiger offers advice to entrepreneurs through his blogs on leadership and helping socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidKiger.