Awards & Reviews
Rebirth spans the bridge from European classics to Hollywood high concept, and then reaches out and touches the heart of the American Heartland.— Mark Hastings, Screenwriter/Judge, Project Greenlight, NYC
Captivating from the lead-in right through to the rewarding climax. Solid entertainment value.— Larry Myles, Red Inkworks, Toronto
Rebirth has it all, from the love and romance, to the martyrs and heroes staking their lives on the quest for peace and justice… I LOVED IT!— Sasha Lauren, Epiphany Scripts, Los Angeles
A classic. I recommend Rebirth to anyone seeking a, certain, international hit.— Steven P. Mark, Entertainment Attorney, NYC
Rebirth is the best written script that’s come across my desk in weeks. Your action scenes are particularly good.— G. Hoffman, BlueCat, Los Angeles
The rich symbolism in Rebirth, is what makes it a story to be re-read or a film that will be seen again and again.— Rose DuSeigneur, French History Scholar
The two leads/love interests involving political intrigue a la Elizabeth, Braveheart, Marie Antoinette, the Tudors, etc. The religious persecution, lust/conquest transforming to love, taking a stand and fighting for one’s beliefs are timely and timeless. The film should make for an engrossing experience.— Film History Professor, USC
What an impressive epic love story! It has all the elements necessary to make a good film. It has romance, betrayal, murder, war, noble men standing for a noble cause. These elements are what sell this script: the massive nature of this story and the complexity of the events.— Jeff Swanson, Story Pros
Lessons in wisdom and honor… A timeless and timely statement against intolerance makes Rebirth relevant to the civil liberty struggles in today’s world.— Judge, Brass Brad, L.A.
Rebirth is a historical epic of the Huguenot repression in late 16th-century France. It is very well written, fast-paced, and full of action, blood and passion. The story is well-researched, and the script moves along quickly and maintains a good balance of intrigue, fighting, and romance. There are many characters to keep track of and many threads to keep together, and the writer does both well. In many historical dramas, the history gets in the way of and even trips up the drama. Not here. The script could use one more edit and proofread (as could all of ours, no doubt), though mistakes are few. This is a very good script. Four Stars.— Davvy
REBIRTH is an iconic classic in the making. The audience is whisked away to an atmosphere pulsing with energy, the characters rich with insight and dripping with humanity. This larger-than-life tale is not to be ignored. All the markings of a classic Hollywood success.— ScriptVamp, 2009 Dream Quest Winner, https://scriptvamp.com/Featured_Writers.html
REBIRTH has what we call the holy trinity — sex, violence and a well crafted story. The writer has captured the essence of a tumultuous time in world history and delivered it to the page like a newborn — naked, screaming and with tenderness. Bravo!!! Recommend!— The-Greenlight.com
Written with epic proportions, in a message that spans the generations … an extraordinary work.— Barb Doyon, Los Angeles, Extreme Screenwriting gives REBIRTH a Recommend
Two lovers struggle to survive, while maintaining their commitment to each other and the shattered humanity around them. Written on an epic scale, and based on a true story… weaving considerable tragedy with hope and Rebirth.— Big Apple Film Festival Review Excerpt, First Place Winner, Given a “commercial potential” score of 10.
The characters, locations and story are exciting, rich, and would dazzle any audience.— The-Greenlight.com
REBIRTH is a classic masterpiece, a sweeping romantic adventure that transcends generations. This is the type of story that is critically acclaimed, wins awards and attracts actors. Strong Consider.— Terri Zinner, Los Angeles, http://www.afilmwriter.com/considerscreenplays.html
Rebirth, the story, while currently structured as a screenplay, is complex and multi-layered, full of historic and dramatic resonance and could easily spin off and extend in many directions over numerous episodes and seasons.— Joseph Kenny, Award-Winning Screenwriter
Rebirth is a timeless Love Story that transcends a turbulent time, a French counter to England’s Tudors, that reminds us of the perils of unbridled power, and ultimately inspires us to never lose sight of the true power of love and honor.— A. K. Remillard, Script Editor
FIVE FIRST PLACE AWARDS
- First Place – The-Greenlight.com feature screenplay competition.
“The characters,locations and story are exciting, rich, and would dazzle any audience. It has what we call the holy trinity: sex, violence and a well crafted story. One the best scripts we have ever read! Bravo!!! Recommend!!!”
- Grand Prize Winner – Dream Quest.
“Rebirth is an iconic classic in the making. This larger-than-life tale is not to be ignored. The story is engaging from page one, and doesn’t miss a beat thereafter. Danger, romance, passion, and betrayal are used to weave the story into a historical tapestry of epic proportions. Rebirth is a lucid and lively work that will engage both lovers of romance, while appeasing those who are more engaged by sequences of action. It manages to make the period come alive, and whets the appetite for more. Recommend.”
“All the classic markings of a Hollywood success.” – ScriptVamp coverage for Dream Quest.
- First Place – Big Apple Film Festival 09
Scorecard: Commercial Viability Score of 10, and 9 Out of 10 Overall
- First Place – Epiphany Screenwriting Contest
“This script has it all — from the love and romance, to the martyrs and heroes staking their lives on the quest for peace and justice, to the heartbreaking tragedy, death and despair. I LOVED IT!” – Sasha Lauren, Epiphany Scripts.
- Top 5 Finalist European Spiritual FF, Paris.
- First Place (tie) – Beaufort Film Festival
- Second Place – Blazing Quill Screenwriting Competition
- Second Place – Brass Brad Mentorship
- Top 5 Hollywood Screenplay Competition
- Top 25 Finalist – Page International
- Top 10 Finalist – Contest of Contest Winners
- Top 10 Finalist – Creative World Awards
- Finalist – Red Inkworks Screenwriting Competition
- Finalist – Moondance Film Festival
- Finalist – WriteMovies/TalentScout
- Finalist – Scriptshark Insider
- Finalist – Project Greenlight
- Top Five Finalist – Charleston International FF
- Top Five Finalist – Philadelphia Screenplay Festival
- Top 20 Finalist – StoryPros Awards
“What an impressive epic love story! It has romance, betrayal, murder, war and noble men standing for a noble cause. These elements are what sell this script: the massive nature of this story and the complexity of the events.” – Story Pros
- Finalist – FirstGlance
- Finalist – FilmMakers
- Semi-finalist – Cinestory
- – La Femme Top Ten Finalist
“Rebirth is a classic masterpiece, a sweeping romantic adventure that transcends generations. This is the type of story that is critically acclaimed, wins awards and attracts actors. ” Strong Consider.
– Coverage from Terri Zinner, Los Angeles (ranked one of the top script analysts by Creative Writing Magazine)
BEYOND REASON Awards
- First Place – WILDSound Short Screenplay Festival
The WILDsound Screenplay Reading Festival was held on Wednesday, July 25 at the National Film Board Cinema.
- Third Place – ScriptVamp
- Winner – Women’s Theater, Palm Coast. Directional debut to be announced.
- Winner -Audience Choice Award, Griffin International Film Festival
- Finalist – Gimmie Credit Short Screenplay Competition
- Finalist – The British Short Screenplay Competition