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Red Thunder
by Christopher Harmon

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Ethnic/Native American

Screenwriter Harmon with
Lakota Woman star, Irene

Author's Representative:
Faye M. Swetky
The Swetky Agency
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St. George, Utah 84770


A football player of African-American/Apache ancestry becomes a dominating force and a nightmare to opposing offenses.  Not only does the lineman battle his way to the Super Bowl, but he also wages war in his real life as he tries to get the Washington Redskins to change their name.


COCHISE MACK, a rookie defensive lineman, helps unify the community by starting a movement to put pressure on the Redskins to change their racist name.  His quest of a Super Bowl ring is as passionate as his political activism and his fight for human rights.


Being of African-American/Apache ancestry, the sports star explores both cultures.  His mystical side is unearthed as an old Lakota shaman helps him revive The Ghost Dance. 

He is challenged and inspired by his beautiful but fiery childhood sweetheart.  She is full-blooded Apache and is now a medical doctor on the Rez.


Crazy friends, psycho teammates, and a maniac coach combine for a laugh riot against the backdrop of Cochise and his noble quest of a championship ... and respect.

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Author's Bio:
Often using the pen name, DarkMark Twain, Christopher Harmon--much like the original Twain--uses a mix of action and humor to address matters of social importance.  Born in Buffalo NY, and being snowed in often, the author's diversity of reading material included Alex Haley, Stephen King, Dick Gregory, MAD Magazine, The Gospel, and Playboy

While in New York, Harmon received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Buffalo, after which he escaped the extreme snow for the extreme heat of Phoenix, AZ.  His writing has blossomed there, where he is now aided by a wife and two children.

Other Harmon screenplays include Rebuilding the Soul, The REAL Monsters, Mary Shelley's American Nightmare:A Monstrous Affair, The Ghost of the Dragon, Rocking Jerusalem, Blitz of the Black Wolf, and Deliver the Word (in progress).  He has also written a teleplay, The Simpsons: The Predator vs. Shaft, and published several articles and short stories.  In addition, he is winner of the Diversity Award (Scripts Division), and he placed in the quarterfinals in the Chesterfields; semifinals in Maui, and finals in the Asian-American Media Dev. Award.  He also wrote and directed a training video for the State Employees of Arizona.

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