Doncaster writer’s script inspired by Charlie Sheen wins top international award

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. I have placed the script on a website call InkTip which is the number one marketplace for scripts like this and others in Hollywood so hopefully something will come through that.”

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.