Short list announcement!

Just over 3 months ago Hopscotch launched an ambitious competition to find the next big indie horror. Over 350 writers from across the UK and Ireland submitted their nightmarish visions in treatments and scripts. We were overwhelmed by the quality and variety of ideas, but alas it’s time to be selective!

Producer Carolynne Sinclair Kidd and the Hopscotch team were impressed by the strong writing, great characters and originality displayed by our short-listed writers.

Congratulations go to…

Gaby Hull – The 57

Jade Alexander – Baby Alligators

John Bale – 44 Cawdor Crescent


We look forward to meeting with the writers before announcing the over-all winner.  


Our thanks go to everybody who applied and helped to spread the word about the competition!