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Bones of Ribbon

When a new teacher arrives in the Australian Outback, he unites with a strong-willed, compassionate student counsellor to fight the systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, and child abuse plaguing the town.

  • Ashley Sanders
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  • Los Angeles Film Awards

    March 3, 2020
    Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)
  • FilmCon

    March 9, 2020
    Best Feature Screenplay, Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)
  • Changing Face International Film Festival
    Sydney, Australia
    March 11, 2020
    Best Screenplay - Monthly Winner
  • New York Film Awards

    March 11, 2020
    Best First Time Screenwriter
  • New York Cinematography Awards

    March 16, 2020
    Best Screenplay
  • Florence Film Awards

    March 4, 2020
    Honorable Mention
  • Prisma - Rome Independent Film Awards

    March 5, 2020
Writer Biography - Ashley Sanders

Ashley Sanders is an Australian screenwriter. After working as a paramedic for almost 10 years, Ashley felt it was the right time to start writing again. His blog Orphic Flux has garnered a strong following across multiple platforms. He wrote his first feature screenplay, Bones of Ribbon, which covers some strong systemic issues prevalent in society. Bones of Ribbon has already earned him multiple awards, including Best Feature Screenplay and Best First Time Screenwriter at FilmCon, L.A. Film Awards, N.Y. Film Awards, Florence Film Awards, Rome Independent Film Awards, and Changing Face International Film Festival. Ashley also participated in FilmCon's 24hr Screenwriting Challenge and won with his short script, Together We Fall.

Ashley has written comedy, drama, science-fiction, and non-fiction.

As a writer with a disability, one of his goals is to increase the presence and awareness for those underrepresented in the film industry.

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Writer Statement

This screenplay was written under consultation with those underrepresented in film - Indigenous and LGBT+ communities. These groups are also underrepresented in many areas of Australian society, and their voices aren't being heard. This is an important representation of their voices, and having these communities involved throughout the process has, and will continue to be paramount.

Thank you for reading.