Kleer Bros Story To Screen Award Winner

Our Mission

Our award is for new writers who have not yet had a script produced as a feature film. Any genre of story may be entered, but bear in mind that we are seeking character driven stories that can be produced on a very small budget, stories that rely more on emotional interactions than on special effects, grand scale pageantry, or elaborate costumes or set construction. Bring us a story from the heart and for the heart, something that illuminates the struggles and passions of the human spirit, something that can be captured in a contemporary setting with small cast and crew, and something that can result in a film of lasting beauty. We look forward to reading your stories!


Congratulations to our 2018 Winner!

December, 2018: We are pleased to announce that Dane Bowling is the winner of the 2018 Kleer Bros. Story to Screen Award for the screenplay Punk Noir" written by Dane and his writing partner Ethan Stanislawski. These writers worked very hard during the mentoring phase of the award to complete their screenplay at a high level of excellence. It's not easy to take a story from synopsis to completed script in only three months, but Dane and Ethan took on the task with enthusiasm, and guided by mentor Kirk Ryde they have produced a script that Kirk believes will lead to a film of lasting beauty. Dane and Ethan are great writers," says Kirk, "collaborative, creative and open minded, and they showed consistency of effort throughout the writing phase of the award. I'm excited to be producing "Punk Noir" and look forward to premiering this film at AOF Megafest 2019. See you all in Vegas!" "Punk Noir" is the story of a detective investigating a grisly murder in the punk world of 1980's Los Angeles, winding his way down a mohawked path of anarchists, mobsters, junkies and lawmen, all the while chasing the one thing he could never have: the girl. Pre-production is currently underway!

Winners of the 2018 Kleer Bros. Story to Screen Awards

Kirk Ryde with Dane Bowling and Ethan Stanislawski, the writers of the winning screenplay entitled "Punk Noir," at the 2018 Action On Film Festival.