Screenplay Semi-Finalist

Open House

A pregnant African American veteran, married to a fellow ex-marine now former prison warden, desperately struggles to protect her family when deadly invaders from her husband’s past pay an unwelcome visit.

Sean Jourdan & John Ingle

John Ingle, who graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Film Studies, works as a writer. He has completed six feature screenplays and a graphic novel. Ingle is also the producer and co-host of the podcast, Alien Minute.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sean J.S. Jourdan now lives and works in Denver, Colorado, where he relocated after obtaining his MFA in Film and Video at Columbia College Chicago. Following this, Jourdan studied chemical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in that field after graduation. Soon after, Jourdan’s lifelong interest in storytelling and human nature led him to Washington University in St. Louis, where he obtained an MA in drama. His interests gradually moved from theater to film, where he worked as an award-winning screenwriter and director. Jourdan counts a number of prestigious honors among his accomplishments, including among many others: Silver Hugo – Chicago International Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle; Top 7 (Horror) – Slamdance Screenwriting Competition; Finalist (Horror) – Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition; Winner – Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship; Finalist – ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition; and Best Screenplay – LGBTQ Toronto Film Festival. Jourdan currently teaches screenwriting and directing at the University of Colorado Denver.