The team behind Wish For Christmas, Alexandra Boylan, John K.D. Graham and Andrea M. Polnaszek, have received the highest honour Kairos Pro Prize at the Movieguide Awards for their screenplay “Switched.”
Switched follows the story of two teenagers who are supernaturally positioned in one another’s shoes as the result of a bullying incident at school. “Tired of turning the other cheek, Cassandra prays that her nemesis, the Queens Bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. Her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they switch bodies.”
Movieguide’s Kairos Prize was established to inspire beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God. In this category, screenplays are still looking to be produced and have yet to go into production.
The Movieguide Awards are the top recognition in entertainment for family-friendly and faith-based films. Other nominees and winners on the red carpet for the 26th annual event included actors Tom Selleck, Claire Foy, John Corbett, Tim Allen and Kevin Sorbo.
The team’s first two screenplays under Mustard Seed Entertainment resulted in commercial success. “Catching Faith” was released by Image Entertainment. “Wish for Christmas” was released by Pureflix Entertainment and Universal Home Entertainment.
Both films featured Bill Engvall, comedian and actor, who was also nominated at this year’s award ceremony.
The team’s fourth screenplay, “The “Inheritance” was also up for this year’s Kairos Prize for established screenwriters.
“The fact that both of our projects were nominated was affirmation that I’m on a path that makes sense for the gifts God gave me. Winning for one of them is an incredible affirmation.” Says Alexandra.
At the moment Switched is only a written screenplay and has yet to go into production, though we hope it will get to the stage of being made into a movie as it sounds like it will be a great anti-bulling and awareness movie.