An industrious 5 year old bakes her way into business as “Mia’s Homemade Cupcakes & Lemonade Stand” is opened. The neighborhood kids are thrilled as delicious cupcakes satisfy their sweet tooth(s) and ice cold lemonade is poured on a sweltering summer day. A meddling neighbor with too much time on his hands doesn't appreciate commerce on his street. He sets into motion a chain of events that have a profound effect on all involved.

  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Animation, Family, Drama
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    August 28, 2015
    Official Selection - Best Short Screenplay
  • International Independent Film Awards

    May 29, 2015
    BRONZE WINNER - Best Short Screenplay
  • Digitalmation Awards

    May 22, 2015
    Official Selection/Nominated - Best Short Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    June 12, 2015
    Official Selection/Nominated - Best Short Screenplay
  • Scriptamation Awards

    June 5, 2015
    Semi-finalist - Best Short Screenplay - Children/Family/Fantasy
  • Manhattan Short film Festival
    August 20, 2015
    Official Selection - Best Short Screenplay
  • Scriptamation Awards

    June 11, 2015
    Semi-finalist - Best Short Screenplay - Drama
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    July 31, 2015
    Semi-Finalist Best Short 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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