Watch the March 2016 Winning Short Screenplay
BEST INTERESTS Short Screenplay:
NARRATOR – Nadia Gigi Inara
ANN – Alicia Ryan
HIEU – Suchiththa DeSilva
MINH – Ryan Anning
UNHCR OFFICER – Steve Rizzo
Get to know writer James M. Freeman:
What is your screenplay about?
To protest inhumane treatment and unfair rejection of his application for refugee status, a teenage Vietnamese asylum seeker challenges the authority of a Hong Kong detention camp commandant, resisting the commandant’s efforts to force him to repatriate.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
The plight of asylum seekers, past and present, calls attention to recurring human rights issues. “Best Interests,” tells an underreported story: what happens to a person denied refugee status.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
How long have you…
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