Submission Synopsis

The Real Monsters
by Christopher Harmon

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Script Length:
Full

Genre:
Drama (content-driven)
Political/Low Budget


Screenwriter Harmon with
Lakota Woman star, Irene
Bedard

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

Other Scripts in This Series:
Stand-Alone
 

Blurb/Logline:
The evil empire of the KKK as seen through the eyes of a Black kidnapping victim who lives to tell the story to a reporter.

 

Synopsis:
This low budget (way under 1 million) thriller is the FUBU version of the highly acclaimed American History X, because it focuses on hate groups in America.  But, unlike previous films, this story comes from a Black man's perspective.  The hero of the story is CURTIS, a church-going, African American custodian.  The budding community activist is coerced into leaving his home on New Years Eve by his supervisor from work.  He is then drugged and kidnapped by the Klan.  While under their control, he is told that he will be sacrificed at the end of their New Years Eve party.  He is forced to watch the disturbing proceedings in a chemical strait-jacket.  Near his death, aided by the Grand Dragonís son, he makes a daring escape and lives to tell the story--sort of.


Complete Script:
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Author's Bio:
Often using the penname, 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.

Harmon's screenplays include Rebuilding the Soul, The REAL Monsters, Mary Shelley's American Nightmare, Red Thunder, 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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