These are the nominees
Barbiedoll Resident - Kidnapped.
Miss Emily - SUCCUBUS, The motion picture.
Nik Arlington- A Blank Canvas.
Raelin Jestyr - Night Shift.
The best story usually mimics best film, and why? Well, they are almost one in the same. I think this category is more designed for having a different writer and director, and not them be the same person!!! I have nothing against this category, just that it shouldn't have just 1 of the best film nominees in it, and a preview should not be considered a story!!
How did Succubus get nominated in this category but not in best film you ask? Well apparently there were less movies submitted in this category and the judges for it had enough time to judge it. It's good enough for best director & story it should be good enough for best film!!!
Two more things, why only 4 were nominated for this category is unclear, from what I have heard there were more then 4 entries. The second is I also heard Succubus should not be nominated in this category because it wasn't original. Well, it's an adapted screen play, just like movies made from books (most of the popular movie out right now) and since there wasn't a category for adapted screen play I entered it here.
Most couldn't even comprehend what it takes to take a full length movie and cut 1/2 of it out and add 50 minutes of sex to it!! Oh yea it seems real simple cut 10 minutes out of it in 5 place!! But to cut 50 minutes out of it and keep the story intact is an horrific amount of work!! Every second counts in that type of editing.
I don't get off on SL porn (I prefer the real thing) I look at this more as art and story telling, so it's sad to see a director believes most just skip the story to get to the action. The hundreds of IM's from fans telling me how much they enjoy my movies and the story's they tell say it's not just the action people want to see.
So yes, Succubus should be in this category and even win!!
**** Note, Serenity has nothing to do with this years awards, if she did I do think things would have been handled completely differently!! No blame goes to Serenity for any of this in my eyes!