Lufkin’s Reach is the winner of the MFF 2015 Unproduced Screenplay Competition. Here’s what legendary Oscar-award winning finalist judges Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana had to say about it:

“In our view, the best screenplay of this year’s fine entries is Lufkin’s Reach by Johnny Walters. Lufkin’s Reach is a noirish story in the mode of Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty. Some will be reminded of Reservoir Dogs. It could have accurately been called Cop Culture, since that is the culture the reader is drawn into in the opening pages.

The script is extremely well paced; the dialogue is sharp; and there are a number of appealing roles that will attract smart actors.

We think Lufkin’s Reach could be a film we would want to see.”

READING: Crowley Theater – Sunday Oct 18 2:30PM


Category: Narrative
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
Country: USA
Language: English


Screenwriter: Johnny Walters



Johnny Walters is a native Texan who spent many years as a private investigator in Texas and Louisiana. He currently works as an overseas security contractor for the U.S. State Department. Walters uses his personal experiences in the investigative field to create real to life characters and crime thrillers that often involve tough detectives and smart heroines in gritty environments.

When not out of country, you can find him in east Texas, New Orleans, or any bungalow along any white sand beach pursuing his greatest passion; writing screenplays and sharing good stories with friends.