BEA Screenwriting Honors: Congratulations to Wesley Moots and Rachel Wilson

Please join the TRFT Department in congratulating Wesley Moots and Rachel Wilson for their achievements at this year’s BEA!

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2016 Student Scriptwriting Competition Gallery
Feature Film

Winner Status  • 1st Place

Wesley Moots

Wesley Morgan Moots, San José State University

Hunter of the Vale

“Hunter of the Vale” is a modern fantasy story of a woman who protects humanity from the supernatural predators that would threaten them and supernatural entities who humanity would destroy if they knew existed. It is an original story of my own creation which borrows mythical creatures from German, French and Celtic folklore.

Winner Status • Honorable Mention


Rachel Wilson, San José State University


In this darkly realistic family drama, Josie Goldstein, a 17-year-old, plucky, pickle-loving recent high school graduate finds out her father only has two weeks to live. With the help of her girlfriend Abby, Josie sets off to find her estranged half-brother Simon to convince him to reconcile with their father before his death.

News from Justin Germono, RTVF Grad 2012

JGRecent RTVF grad Justin Germono checked in recently with Professor Scott Sublett and offered the following update:

After graduating from the department in the Spring of 2012, I made the move down to Los Angeles diving right into freelance production work, specializing in non-fiction television. I quickly climbed the ranks, landing my first producing job on hit CBS reality series ‘Big Brother’ in the Summer of 2013. Since, I’ve done several more seasons of ‘Big Brother,’ and associate produced other hits such as FOX’s ‘MasterChef,’ CNBC’s ‘Restaurant Startup.’”

I just launched a website, too;” 

Sounds as if things are going great for Justin! RTVF graduates rock!

From Professor Scott Sublett: Kudos to SJSU Screenwriting Students!

Michael Quintana, Finalist-1

Michael Quintana, 2nd Place, Feature Screenplay

Once again, SJSU Screenwriting Students Have Triumphed at the CSU Media Arts Festival

The awards were made at a ceremony last night in Los Angeles.

RTVF major Mark Hertzler won 1st Place in the Short Screenplay category. His script, “Becoming the Wild,” is a western about a religious man forced into violence. Mark wrote the script in our online RTVF 160 class.

Michael Quintana won 2nd Place in the Feature Screenplay category. His script, “Hare,” is a modern take on an Aesop fable. Michael, who recently graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing from SJSU, wrote the script in our RTVF 160 class. Last year Michael took 1st place in the same category for his script “White Rabbit,” which has been optioned by a Hollywood producer.

2015 marks the eighth year in a row that SJSU students have won first place in a CSU Media Arts Festival screenwriting category. Congratulations to our unstoppable screenwriting students!

Congratulations also to RTVF major Kourosh Ahari, who won 3rd in the Narrative cinema category for his film “Malaise,” and to Animation Illustration major Natalie Corsie, who placed 4th in Animation for “Home.”