Winning SHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER by Kelly Jean Karam

Winning Screenplay – BREW MASTER
Written by Kelly Jean Karam


NARRATOR – John Fray
SARA – Victoria Urquhart
GINA – Andrea Meister
DOUGLAS – Gabriel Cameron
JUSTIN – Peter Mark Raphael
MAE – Cynthia Crofoot
TIMMY – Brian Carleton


Genre: Drama, Horror

The principled wife of a brewery redefines ethics when her business begins to die.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The principled wife of a brewery redefines ethics when she catches her husband cheating and her business begins to die.

What genres does your screenplay under?


How would you describe this script in two words?

Brew. Bitch.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

For the same reason one should have a drink after a hard day of work. It’s fun to escape your problems by watching another person’s drama. And it’s deliciously wicked fun to view a scorned spouse.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Birds.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six months.

How many stories have you written?

Too many to tell.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

After coming off of a win in South Carolina, my girlfriend PATTY brought me to several breweries. As the owner of Brown Iron Brewery in Michigan, she droned on and on about hops, barley, fermenters and the business. After a twelve flight of beer, I fell asleep and dreamt she killed her husband by throwing him into the fermentor.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Not getting too trashed while writing the story.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love to listen to women tell their stories.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

This fabulous festival renders a phenomenal opportunity for aspiring writers to receive copious notes from a team of professionals whose goal is to have you and your story rise to a level worthy of being read by actors and eventually brought to the screen.

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By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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