On the strength of her short film script titled 6:18 to Omaha, Brooklyn-based actress, writer and filmmaker Leah Curney has won the first CinemaStreet Pictures Women’s Short Screenplay Competition.
Curney wins a $1,000 option on her script, which will be produced by CinemaStreet Pictures, a certified woman-owned production company owned by Dana Offenbach, who will direct the short.
The writer offered up the following synopsis of the short: Set in the late 50’s, this is the story of Ed Merriweather, a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman who stops at a sleepy, small town diner on his way to catch the last train out of town. Hoping to grab coffee and a second wind, he gets a whole lot more than he bargained for when he encounters a local housewife with a penchant for profanity and skeletons in her closet. Their conversation is overseen by Grace, a young waitress with big dreams and a battered copy of Popular Science. All three have More