TomCosgrove's The Sea Devils beat off3,000 competitors to win Final Draft's seventh annual Big Break InternationalScreenwriting Competition in Hollywood.

Cosgrove'sDublin-set tale centres on the world-weary crew of an Atlantic trawler thatbecomes locked in a fight for survival after the fisherman winch a monster fromthe ship's hold into the ocean's dark zone.

YehudiMercado's Buffalo Speedway, a comedyabout a world record pizza delivery bid during O J Simpson's televised carchase, came second.

Finishingthird was Stinson Carter's drama Ananias,about a teenager who embarks on a heady nocturnal rampage to prove hismasculinity after discovering his father is gay.