Join us online for the celebration of the Grand Prize winning pilot script for the 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Competition: Austin - Nantucket by Mugs Cahill.
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Nantucket is a mysterious and thrilling pilot that tell the story of a trauma psychologist who, after her daughter unexpectedly dies, withdraws to the seclusion of a mysterious lighthouse, abandoning her wife and practice to strike a bargain with a 19th century whaling captain who claims her daughter is alive.
WHEN: Friday, February 11th at 6pm PT / 9pm ET Check your time zone
WHERE: Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Heidi Sulzman (Hell or High Water), Kelsey Scott (How To Get Away With Murder. 12 Years a Slave), Peter Larney (Mask Tour), Wil Bowers (Scandal), Rebecca Sohn (Sensorium), Pierce Robert Livingston, Sal Rendino (Billions), Jeanette O'Connor (Baskets), Paul Antonio Hutton (Scrap), Anthony Bertram (This Is Us), and ISA's Molly Kasch as narrator.
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Mugs Cahill - Grand Prize Winning Writer
Although she once felt that her destiny was to be a covert operative or a preschool teacher, Mugs compromised by combining the skill sets of each to pursue a writing career, originally as an advertising copywriter and then transitioning to screenwriting.
A founding partner of Against Type Films, currently in pre-production on the indie feature DETROIT ROUNDS, Mugs is the Grand Prize Winner of the Table Read My Screenplay, 2021 Austin Film Festival for her one-hour drama pilot NANTUCKET. In addition to receiving numerous awards in both film and television, her screenwriting has been workshopped with the prestigious Stowe Story Labs and the Rocaberti Writer Retreat/Spain, and she has been selected to attend the Talent Lab at the 2021 Reykjavik International Film Festival. Her screenplay for DETROIT ROUNDS is a Finalist in the 2021 Detroit Trinity International Film Festival, an Official Selection of the Montreal International Film Festival and is in the top 30 for the 2021 Raindance Film Festival Screenplay Competition, the largest indie film festival in the UK.
After studying philosophy at Boston College, Mugs graduated from Trinity University with a B.A., Economics and has a post-graduate degree from Musician’s Institute. She is presently a Sundance Collab Creator and a writer on the ISA Development Slate, and she believes that the voices not heard are the ones we should amplify. Mugs lives in Los Angeles with her wife producer Deidra Dwyer.
Anne Renton - Director
Anne Renton graduated from Sydney University, Australia with a B.S. in Physiotherapy. Her passion for the healing arts led her to travel internationally and study many forms of complementary medicine, psychology and spirituality. When living in New York City, Anne studied acting and her inspiration for directing developed through a love of script analysis and storytelling. In 2007, Anne directed the award winning short LOVE IS LOVE featuring Emmy winner Jane Lynch. THE PERFECT FAMILY starring Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel (BONES), Angelique Cabral (LIFE IN PIECES), Jason Ritter (RAISING DION, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS), June Squibb (NEBRASKA) and Richard Chamberlain was Anne’s first feature film. It premiered to critical acclaim for Kathleen Turner’s performance at the Tribeca Film Festival. Prior to the film’s US theatrical release, it screened at many festivals worldwide. Anne also executive produced the thriller PRESERVATION, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2014 Tribeca Film festival.
In Television, Anne has directed THE GOOD DOCTOR for ABC, THE RESIDENT for FOX, MACGYVER for CBS, THE BOLD TYPE and THE FOSTERS for Freeform and JUST ADD MAGIC for Amazon. Most recently Anne directed several new untitled shows for Apple TV+. She also directed the digital series TOYMAKERS, which was featured as Best of the Web on Funny or Die.
In addition to directing, Anne is currently writing and developing various projects for film and television. Anne’s current credits on IMDB
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