BIOGRAPHY BEST SCENE Reading of THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER, by John Connell

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

 

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

An embittered slave succeeds in business and buys his freedom, but inner peace eludes him until he joins forces with white abolitionists to risk life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” pursued by slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
John Parker: Gabriel Darku
Cookie: Ali Chappell
White Nurse: Val Cole
Michael: Scott McCulloch
Will: Peter-Mark Raphael

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The true story of a former slave turned successful business who saved more than 400 of his brothers.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historical drama/biopic

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This American hero’s story is little known and has never been filmed.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Engaging & awe-inspiring.

5. What movie have you seen the…

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