Wysocki developed All Fall Down in June at Sundance Institute's 2008 Screenwriters Lab. The story takes a satirical look at the post-9/11 zeitgeist and explores the fallout when a boy innocently dresses up as Osama Bin Laden on Halloween 2001.
Wysocki will receive a cash stipend of $2,500, a screenplay reading produced as part of the Institute's Screenplay Reading Series of works in progress, and the support of Little Children screenwriter Tom Perrotta and The Soloist and Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant as mentors throughout the fellowship year.
All Fall Down will also be part of the Sundance Institute Screenplay Reading Series in 2009, when an ensemble of professional actors either in New York or Los Angeles will offer fresh perspective on script development.
The annual fellowship was created in 2005 in memory of longtime Sundance Institute staff member Lynn Auerbach.
'This Fellowship is our way of honoring and embracing the passion and commitment Lynn Auerbach brought to nurturing new talent,' Michelle Satter, director of the Feature Film Programme, said. 'Jonathan's unique voice represents the kind of film-maker Lynn was so adept at discovering. The support the Fellowship offers in her name will provide Jonathan with crucial resources to move his project forward.'