Heidi R. Willis
A horror/thriller feature based on true events, Black Sunday tells the harrowing story of a Depression-era family that gets trapped in their rural Oklahoma farm house by the worst dust storm in U.S. history, only to find their safe haven turned into a house of horrors when they take in two disturbed drifters seeking shelter from the storm.
The script recently won Heidi one of three 2016 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowships. She'll fly out to LA in August for meetings, mentorship and (fingers crossed) management. Also announced in the Hollywood Reporter.
Black Sunday was also recently named one of three winners in the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Heidi attended their writers retreat in April 2016 and workshop Black Sunday with three industry professionals.
Finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Competition and the Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay competition.
Semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition, Screencraft’s Horror Screenplay Competition and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Screenwriters Residency Program.
Quarterfinalist in Final Draft's Big Break screenplay competition
Status: complete, 96 pages, available
Haunted House Hunters
Short script: In this parody of the popular HGTV reality show, a ghost couple, with the help of their ghost realtor, search for a new house to haunt, but a pesky clairvoyant could send them packing for good.
Finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, DC Shorts Screenplay Competition, and the Holly Shorts Film Festival screenplay competition.
Status: complete, 15 pages, available
The Road Home
Ditching her life in LA, a failed, alcoholic actress drives east in her packed car to move back to her small hometown in upstate New York. After encountering odd people and events along the week-long roadtrip, she finds herself at a reunion she never expected.
Status: in major rewrites.
In progress: slasher horror feature
In progress: supernatural horror feature
What are Mothers For
In this comedy/drama feature, an openly gay couple’s quest to adopt a child is derailed when one’s closed-minded, secretly-ill mother descends upon their world.
Winner of 2012 SoCal Feature Screenwriting Competition
Status: complete, 110 pages, available.