Screenplay Semi-Finalist

Because the Night

In October 1977, seven students are murdered from Islands High School over the course of six weeks. After multiple failed attempts to stop the gruesome killings, the Chatham County PD send in a rookie female undercover cop as a high school senior in a last ditch effort to catch the killer.  

Lee Voelkel

Lee Voelkel is a New Orleans native who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film in 2003. He’s worked off and on in the New Orleans film industry for almost twenty years. Lee taught screenwriting, film, and art at both the New Orleans Video Access Center and for the gifted and talented program at Jefferson Parish Public School System. Lee is currently writing screenplays full time. He’s written seventeen feature length screenplays over the last 20 years. He’s had seven different screenplays place in over ten major screenwriting competitions in the last three years alone. Lee’s sci-fi script The Last Spear as well as his romantic drama, Delicious Kiss having placed multiple times.