HCSP Testimonials


“Thank you so much Scriptwriters Network for giving me this life changing opportunity to produce my award-winning 2023 SWN High Concept Feature Screenplay EGO DEATH as a short story. 

In lieu of the other awards and prizes provided through the Scriptwriters Network High Concept Screenplay Program, I chose to work directly with Melessa Sargent on creating this project and she has been guiding and advising me every step of the way, as I gather a team of fellow students and artists to work together.  With her consultations, I was able to audition, cast and work with others to bring this project together. I am looking forward to directing and starring in this promotional trailer / short for my upcoming neo-psychedelic power ballad, EGO DEATH, which was inspired by the musical “The Wall” by Roger Waters, and by the compositions of Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.

The feedback that SWN’s professional Readers gave me was crucial in giving me the momentum to get this project started, and I wanted to thank everybody associated with the Scriptwriters Network for this amazing chance to start my career. I look forward to seeing the completed short of EGO DEATH to be added to SWN’s Roku streaming channel in the near future.

A nonstop musical score set to the tempo of 144 bpm, EGO DEATH is an experience in the minor mode of C, which I would hope one day to get the screenplay in the hands of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton, who are my Heros, and I would love to work with and learn from them!  Thank you, Scriptwriters Network!!!”

Rollyn Crows

March 2024











“When receiving coverage, we hope the reader will love it – end of story. But when improvements are required, we expect the criticism to be constructive, which is why I appreciate The Scriptwriters Network readers providing opinions that permitted me to think more broadly about my screenplay.

Rather than making direct suggestions on how a scene should go or changing a piece of dialogue, the readers formatted comments in an open-ended way so that I could explore the possibilities as it pertains to the story I’m trying to tell.

The feedback I received resulted in another rewrite that changed the structure and story beats that have been in since early drafts .”


Peter Levedahl

June 5, 2020


“Even though I knew the SWN High Concept Screenplay Program (fmly: High Concept Screenplay Competition) was one of the newer ones out there, I’d heard such good things about it, I decided to enter. When I was named one of the 30 top finalists, I became eligible to apply for the exclusive, Plume & Pellicule Screenwriting Workshop in Europe.  They even waived the application fee.  You cannot imagine my sheer delight when I discovered that I was one of ten writers chosen internationally to attend this all-expense paid workshop in the Swiss Alps…with top screenwriters and filmmakers from Hollywood and Cannes doing one-on-one mentoring with us on our scripts. I’ll even be eligible to take my script to AFM in the fall.

I am about to embark on a life-changing (and quite possibly career-changing) experience… all because of the Scriptwriter’s Network.  Thank you SO much, Scriptwriters Network!“


Luke Yankee

Luke Yankee
April 9, 2012