Screenplays

A Death in Brooklyn

Synopsis: Brooklyn, 1960. A 9 year-old boy walking on his way home from school and about to discover he has been orphaned is befriended by a stranger, an 80 year old man, who helps him through his trauma and changes his life.

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A Minute of Silence

Logline: Dora, Anglo-Indian, a psychologist, returns to Mumbai to find her Indian father who abandoned her.  Dev, a deaf shoemaker in a travelling circus, unwittingly becomes her first patient.  With the help of his eccentric friend, Ashish, and the zany circus clowns, Dev reverses roles and cleverly guides Dora through a catharsis that reconciles her

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Broken Thread

Logline: A half-Indian, half-English businessman is haunted by a mysterious woman from his past who threatens to wreck his marriage and comfortable family situation. 

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Ella’s Secret

Logline: On a quiet Sunday morning, Ella receives an unexpected visit from Helga, a woman she has never met before.   Both their lives have been affected by the same Nazi-SS officer.  Helga has a mission, and Ella has a secret. Cover photo courtesy of Yad Vashem Cover layout by Anthony McEwan a/k/a Rugman

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Moscow Shadows

Logline: Moscow in 1989.  Two widows of the Soviet system have been close friends and neighbours for more than 40 years.  Anna remains an idealist and Natasha is disillusioned and cynical.  Natasha is a blackmarketeer, selling ikons for dollars, which is a capital offence.  Anna takes in illegal borders. Their neighbour is murdered and the

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My Name Isn’t Judit

Logline: Based on a true story. A successful single woman discovers she is pregnant and feels compelled to search for the identity of her father, and to confront the mother who abandoned her.

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Selling Off

Logline: A day in the life of a harried NY accountant, his last day. He’s finally decided to sell his business and abandon the treadmill. But there’s no mercy for him and, as this day goes on, he frantically juggles the demands of partner, girlfriend, lawyer, ex-wife, banker, mother, clients and employees, things escalate until

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Something In Common

Logline: When an attractive 28-year-old woman learns about an upcoming marriage she will do anything to prevent it happening, and to obtain the justice she needs to put her terrifying past behind her.

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Southern Justice

Logline: Birmingham, Alabama 1940-1961. A young African American lawyer and the daughter of a prominent white family are having a clandestine love affair. When the reading of a will reveals their family histories, her family attempts to silence his with racial violence.

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The Family Jewels

Synopsis: Sam’s behavior has become eccentric since his wife of 60 years died; he can’t live alone and he refuses to move out of his apartment. His son and his daughter come to help him move, and a lifetime of bittersweet memories, festering resentment, and sibling rivalry erupt to the surface.

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The Perfect Pizza

Logline: Maria abruptly cancels her wedding in NYC and rushes off to Rome to work in the family pizzeria where she invents the perfect pizza and transforms the simple family restaurant into the trendiest spot in town.

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The Post Office

Logline: Amal, a terminally ill 8 year-old girl, has the gift of inspiring excitement and wonder in the mundane lives of those around her.

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