The Hardest Hit

After a star college quarterback at a win-at-all-costs university is accused of sexual battery, an inexperienced attorney persuades her client (the victim) to reject a large settlement and take the case to trial instead. A previous version of 'The Hardest Hit' won Best Screenplay at the 2018 Catalina Film Festival and was a Top Finalist in several other screenwriting contests, most recently placing as a Finalist in the 2020 Hollywood Int'l Diversity Film Festival.

  • Sam Juergens
    Bottled Up, The Interviewers, Kings of Podunk
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    Drama, Courtroom, Sports
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    United States
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  • 2020 Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    February 23, 2020
  • 2019 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    June 15, 2019
  • 2018 Catalina Film Festival
    Catalina, CA
    September 29, 2018
    Best Screenplay
  • 2018 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 17, 2018
  • 2018 StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
    Woodland Hills, CA
    June 8, 2018
  • 2017 WeScreenplay Feature Screenwriting Contest
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 23, 2018
Writer Biography - Sam Juergens

Sam is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker born in Pennsylvania, now residing in Georgia. In 2018, Sam wrote and directed the short comedy 'The Interviewers', which won Best Comedy at the 2018 Franklin International Independent Film Festival.

Earlier in 2018, he wrote and directed a sizzle reel for a faith-based Western film starring Tanya Christiansen ('The Hate U Give'). Sam is on the development team for the feature film, 'Grace', where he'll serve as co-writer and Unit Production Manager slated to go into production in 2021.

'Bottled Up', a faith-based film he co-wrote, directed, and starred in, won Best Short Film at the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Following its festival run, Sam secured a multi-year streaming distribution deal for 'Bottled Up' with Pure Flix Entertainment.

Sam is currently writing a historical biopic feature for Be Brave Media. He is repped by Marasco Management.

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Writer Statement

Striving to bring the best thought-provoking stories to the big and small screens.