Doncaster writer’s script ‘Hookers Vs Scarecrows Vs Charlie Sheen!’ scoops award in New York Screenplay Contest

Justin Scott with his award.
Justin Scott with his award.

A Doncaster-based writer has his sights set on Hollywood - after his script about actor Charlie Sheen won a top international award.

Justin Scott swapped working in the planning department at a water company for a writing career about a decade ago and has had a number of his scripts performed on stage and radio.

The 43-year-old Conisbrough man submitted his latest script, called ‘Hookers Vs Scarecrows Vs Charlie Sheen!’, to the US-based 2015 New York Screenplay Contest and found out he had won the grand prize in his category.

The win bagged him a trophy, certificate and valuable feedback from industry experts.

He has now uploaded the script to the InkTip website and is hoping it will get picked up by a Hollywood producer.

He said: “I was really honoured and surprised that I won. It is a really prestigious competition.

“I was inspired to write this script after seeing those films like ‘Sharknado’ and ‘Crocosaurus’.

“The script is very post-modern in that respect as in the script he is playing a version of ‘himself’ where he complains about playing himself all the time.

“The horror and comedy genres are very popular in Hollywood at the moment so I would hope to be able to option the script with a production company in LA.”

Justin’s previous successes include winning the stage play award for his work ‘Stop at a Winner’ at last year’s New York Screenplay Contest.