Short Screenplay: DELTA SELECTION by Marty Smith

Watch the August 2016 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay 



Genre- Action/Adventure

A soldier decides to pursue special operations as a career path. This is the story of what it takes to be a highly elite soldier capable of responding to difficult missions at a moment’s notice


NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
JAKE/CADRE MEMBER – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Delta force selection

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Has audience appeal and educational components

How would you describe this script in two words?

Action and toughness

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

The Hustler

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

6 months

How many stories have you written?


What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Personal experience and fascination with subject matter

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Writers block. Condensation of thought

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?


Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Work through the block. Develop an alternate activity which stimulates thought.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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