Through three rounds of judging, one script rose above the rest!
Our winner of the inaugural K.I.T.S. National
Short Screenplay Competition
is Rodney Jackson-Brown Rodney Jackson-Brown Rodney Jackson-Brown for his short
script, Bully, about a father and son who are
struggling to maintain their relationship
after a tragedy has struck
their family.
For winning 1st place, Rodney will get to
see his vision come to life as K.I.T.S. will
be producing his film later this year.
In addition, Rodney will get a free 1-year
membership for Masterclass, a free
6-month subscription to International
Screenwriters’ Association (ISA), and K.I.T.S.
will also cover the cost to register his script
with the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Rodney Jackson-Brown, Winner Best Short Screenplay

2nd place winner, Bai-Inga Hudson, and 3rd place winner, Jesus Ledezma, will each have their scripts registered with the WGA as well, and will also receive a free 6-month subscription to ISA.

“I think all the kids came up with great concepts, ideas, and stories
that need to be told. I work with these stories every day, but mostly
from the Child Welfare/Mental Health provider side. So it is really
fascinating and vital to hear the stories from the kids’ side, in this
creative context. This powerful means of storytelling is one of the
most valuable gifts that KITS offers, both to the kids in having the
opportunity of doing the telling, and to the audience for the
opportunity of witnessing, listening, and getting woke.”
– Harvey Canter, Dept. of Mental Health

We are so proud of our youth and so thankful for all of the judges, actors, volunteers, mentors, community partners, board members, and staff that have made our first
competition a success.

If you would like to make a donation to help ensure that Bully gets produced later this year, one of our board members has offered to match all donations that come in to support the film — up to $1,000 — so your contribution to KITS will be doubled.