A little boy’s quest collides with a villainous fishing captain’s hunt for a legendary fish. Below the water’s surface, a ragtag team of young fish embarks on a mission to save the lake’s most respected inhabitant.

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    Family, Animation, Adventure
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    United States
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  • British Animation Film Festival
    August 14, 2015
    WINNER- Best Unproduced Screenplay
  • San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    August 28, 2015
    WINNER - Best Feature Screenplay
  • StoryPros Awards

    June 1, 2015
    Quarter-Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay - Family/Animation
  • International Independent Film Awards

    May 29, 2015
    Bronze Winner - Best Feature Screenplay
  • Digitalmation Awards

    May 22, 2015
    Official Selection/Nominated Best Feature Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    May 9, 2015
    Official Selection/Nominated Best Feature Screenplay
  • Alaska International Film Festival
    June 15, 2015
    2nd Place Best Feature Screenplay
  • Colorado International Film Festival
    Colorodo, USA
    July 17, 2015
    Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay
Writer Biography

Tim is an International Award-Winning screenwriter, who is driven by his innate love and passion for storytelling. His mission as a screenwriter…to write original tales of legend, tales of the unimaginable, and tales that showcase the enduring and endearing human spirit. He writes primarily for the animation genre, where anything is possible and where there are no limits to what the mind can reveal. His screenplays are often inspired by everyday childhood experiences and are usually told from a child’s point of view. He writes stories that are wholesome, captivating, and truly impactful in meaningful ways.

Benson's stories have been widely embraced across the 2015-2016 International Film Festival circuits where he has been honored with over seventy writing awards including multiple Best Feature and Best Short Screenplay honors. Timothy has worked as a freelance screenwriter and story consultant and has served on international jury panels where he has judged both film and written works. Benson is Owner/Chief Creative Officer of Story Giant Films with writers in NY, Los Angeles & Europe. He is currently producing his multi-award winning short script, CUPCAKES, into a 3D animated short film - completion expected in '17.

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Writer Statement

HOOKED, the screenplay, has exploded across the global film festival circuit, winning over two dozen screenwriting awards across 2015-2016. Benson, as an avid Northern Pike fisherman, was inspired to write HOOKED based on his own fishing adventures and his fascination with the theme of legend. HOOKED’s high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy’s quest for a legendary fish vs. a villainous fishing captain’s thirst for fame and fortune. The story weaves between the human and fish worlds in an epic tale filled with humor, high-stakes, and edge of your seat adventure.