A small Hebridean island could hold the key to a young woman's career and romantic transformation after she is forced with the difficult task of taking her estranged mother's ashes from the US to Scotland.
Screenplay by Persephone Vandegrift
To be directed by Ellen Gerstein (director of Come Away With Me, and Waiting For Ronald.)
Producer - Award-winning director, producer, writer Donna Wheeler (Death Of A Saleswoman, and more)
Semi-Finalist - 2017 Bucharest ShortCut Cinema and TMFF (Glasgow Scotland)
Semi-Finalist - Comedy - 2017 Sacramento Film Festival
WINNER - Best Feature Script - LONDON GOLDEN SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL - AUGUST 2016
SILVER AWARD: 2016 INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
TOP 100: 2015 Emerging Screenwriters contest
SEMIFINALIST: 2015 Nashville Film & Screenwriting Festival
QUARTERFINALIST: 2015 PAGE International Screenplay Contest
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN - writer/producer - Hist/Bio/Drama
Based on a true story, set in ancient Rome. After her husband's suspicious death, a grieving widow risks her life to campaign for justice and secure a legacy for her children against a ruthless emperor who will stop at nothing to make sure she fails.
Screenplay by Persephone Vandegrift, Director - in talks.
Semi-Finalist - Drama - 2017 Sacramento Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Back In The Box 2016 screenwriting contest
OFFICIAL SELECTION: TRUE STORIES CONTEST 2016
RUNNER-UP: Write Movies 2016 inaugural UK Screenwriting Competition
WINNER: Capital Fund Screenplay Contest 2015 - Historical/Bio category
SEMIFINALIST - PAGE International Screenplay Contest 2015 & 2013
FINALIST - 1st Scene Competition WILDSound Festival Spring 2013
FINALIST: Historical/Bio 2012 Hollywood Screenplay Contest
For more info about the project Death of a Mortal Woman FB page
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD - writer/producer (family/adv/fantasy)
A grumpy teenager, forced to spend the weekend at her Grandmother's looking after her little sister, stumbles into a mysterious world where she winds up mistaken for a long lost princess and must help the local inhabitants defeat an evil sorceress in order to get back home.
FINALIST - 2017 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest Family/Animation
THE BRIDGE - Writer/Producer - Supernatural Thriller
Screenplay by Persephone Vandegrift
A vengeful entity drowning young men at a local swimming hole enlists the help of a young woman, whose own brother was its recent victim, to help expose the tragic truth of its dark secret that will help set it free.
THE FURIES - co-writer/associate producer - Mythological Thriller/fantasy
The three immortal sisters of vengeance, charged with keeping the balance of justice in the world, are forced to do battle with an ancient enemy in order to save the world from diabolical destruction.
To be directed by Dave Thompson - Thompson/Coons Productions
Screenplays in development:THE CURSE OF MERCY WOOD - (Supernatural/horror/teen) - After a young girl's arrival to her new home triggers the spirit of a centuries-old unsolved crime victim, she is unwittingly transported back in time and must find a way to set the restless spirit to rest or lose her soul forever.
KRISTINA'S GRAIL (family/adv/fantasy) - After running away from home, a young girl is forced on a difficult and fantastic adventure in order to search for the Grail that she believes will save her Grandmother's life.
THE END OF JUNE (drama) - logline coming
SHAPE OF A WOMAN'S HEART (drama) - logline coming
AGRIPPINA (based on award winning screenplay Death Of A Mortal Woman)
Series based on the life and death of Agrippina the Elder. Pilot to be directed by Donna Wheeler.
ESTHER'S DEN - WW2 mini-series. Pilot written. To be directed by Shannon Van Metre
*Finalist - Hollywood Screenplay Contest - Drama (TV)
WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Treatment - historical documentary series
HEART - Medical/Thriller/Supernatural series - Synopsis written