Barry Brennessel — Mystery, Romance, Suspense & Humo(u)r

Screenplays/Teleplays/Stage Plays

Anh Sang (Screenplay)

(Grand Prize, 2017 Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition;

Winner, Feature Screenplay, LGBT Toronto Film Festival, November 2017;

First Place, June-July 2017 Edition of The Monthly Film Festival Screenplay Competition;

9th PLACE, 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition;

Silver Prize Winner in Drama, 2017 Hollywood Screenplay Contest;

Quarter-Finalist, 2017 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, TeaDance Film Festival Screenplay Competition;

Honorable Mention, WriteMovies June/July 2017 Featured Script of the Month)


Sideways Down the Sky (Screenplay)

(Grand Prize Winner, Barren Branches LGBTQ Screenplay, Rhode Island International Film Festival;

Finalist, 2017 Contest of Contest Winners Screenplay Competition;

Semi-Finalist, 14th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest;

Top 75, 2016 Tracking Board Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Competition;

Finalist, 2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Competition;

Semi-Finalist, Carmesi House International Screenplay Competition;

Finalist, Great Gay Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, Cannes Screenplay Contest)

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Paradise at Main and Elm (Screenplay)

(Finalist, TMC London Film Festival;

Finalist, Great Gay Screenplay Contest)

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Branching Out (Spec Script)

(Winner, WILDsound October 2013 Screenplay Contest)


Nagasaki (Short Screenplay)

(Nominee, Toronto International Film and Video Awards;

Finalist, 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Competition;

Quarter Finalist, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition;

Nominated for the Culture & Heritage Award and the Diversity & Inclusion Award  in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition)


The Celestial (Screenplay)

(Finalist, Global Script Challenge; Finalist, Best Overall Concept in the 2017 Oaxaca International Film Festival;

Finalist, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Competition;

Honorable Mention in the Canada International Film Festival/Write Brothers Screenplay Competition;

Finalist, Great Gay Screenplay Competition;

Gold Award Winner, International Independent Film Awards;

First Place, 2014 Rhode Island International Film Competition;

Nominated for the Diversity & Inclusion Award and the Humanitarian Award in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition;

Quarter-Finalist, Bluecat Screenplay Competition, Features category)


Reunion (Screenplay)

(Silver Award Winner, International Independent Film Awards;

Semi-Finalist, Marquee Lights Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Competition;

4th Place, London Film Awards Screenplay Competition;

Nominated for the Diversity & Inclusion Award  in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition)


Ficelle (Stage Play)

(2nd Rounder, 1st Annual Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition)


The Gift: Home Is Where the Hearts Are (Pilot)

(Finalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, 2006 & 2008)


The Simpsons: She Derided Me With Science (Spec Script)

(3rd Place Winner, 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition;

Semi-Finalist, WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition)


The Simpsons: What a Revoltin’ Development (Spec Script)

(3rd Place Winner, Scriptapalooza TV Competition;

Silver Award, American Movie Awards;

Finalist, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest;

Finalist, 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Competition;

Honorable Mention, 74th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition;

Semi-Finalist, WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition;

Semi-Finalist, WriteMovies.com International Competition #14)


The Simpsons: A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down (Spec Script)

(Grand Prize Winner, American Movie Awards;

Finalist, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest;

Semi-Finalist, WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition;

Top 100 (#36), 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition)


Tinseltown (Screenplay)

(Finalist, WriteMovies.com International Competition #27;

Top 100, 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition)


The Gifted (Pilot)

(Finalist, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest;

Quarter-Finalist, Final Draft Big Break Contest;

2nd Round, Austin Film Festival)


Kill Them With Kindness (Short Screenplay)

(Selected to the top ten percent in the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, Shorts category)


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