Winning DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor

Genre: Romance, Thriller

A North Korean hacker must decide between defection and love or family and life as a cyber warfare terrorist.

CAST LIST:

Mother: Julie C. Sheppard
Jin’s Father: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jin: John Leung
Min-Seo: Pearl Ho
General: Twain Ward

Writer Biography

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Helene Taylor Writer Biography

Helene Taylor has worked in front and behind the scenes in the film and television industry for over fifteen years. Her first screenplay writing project she wrote in her teens won a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation mentorship, she moved on to writing a small environmental television program for Delta Cable TV and won a Canadian Cable Television Award (Producer) for Best PSA.

Helene lived in the New York City area for fifteen years and in that time worked on a variety of student films, short film projects, features and television series.

She graduated LAByrinth Theater Company’s Master program sharpening her playwright skills with teachers such as George C. Wolfe, Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries) and is Alumni of Atlantic Theater Acting School. Helene’s most recent project, DISCORD (short film) is with co-writer Jax Smith (Leo Award Winner) and co-producer Ashley Alexander under her production company Orange Knapsack Productions Ltd.

She studies writing with Gotham Writers Workshops, the Academy of Film Writing Masters Program and is enrolled in Capilano University’s Creative Writing Associates Degree Program. Her website details her writing projects and background: http://www.bigapplechick.com

Writer Statement

Writers Notes: Short Film. Eleven Minutes. A glimpse of the life of hacker Jin, based on the very real Bureau 121 group. He’s in love but can he leave what he knows and get past the realities of modern day technology and how dictated the western world is to it? He may be a hacker, but being locked in rooms destroying technology isn’t the same as living a regular life in the western world surrounded by it. Is it worth the risk to defect causing his family back home potential harm? The writer wanted to illustrate this contrast and the mental obstacles facing those who have been trained to love country before themselves. A stark visual contrast between a North Korea apartment and the modernness of an upscale, technology savvy Vancouver hotel.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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