This would make a great movie

Stories from the news, history or just inside my head that would be movies that I'd like to see.
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The Black Loyalists. Many African Canadians trace their roots back to the escaped slaves freed by the British after the American Revolutionary war.  Stranded in winter on the rocky shores of Nova Scotia,  they lived in pits in the ground the first winter in Birchtown.  However, white workers soon rioted against them, burning homes.  Offered the chance to go to Sierra Leone, West Africa, more than half the Black population left, to found Freetown and form the colony’s first government.

Persistance of the Spirit; Birchtown, home to Black Loyalists (runaway slaves during the Am. near Lunenburg

Stan Rogers was a Canadian folk singer, known for songs such as "Northwest Passage”. He was flying home on AC797 after a Folk Festival and died, (at the age of 33), helping others to safety at the front exit of the fiery aircraft while calling out, “Follow My Voice!” in his deep baritone.  The movie might open on the flight and a series of flashbacks would illustrate Stan's life and loves as we cut back to his final heroic moments. (Casting hint: Nathan Rogers, his folk-singer son, is 33.)

Mary Ellen Carter What a voice! No one sang like Stan Rogers did. Theme song for life.Like the Mary Ellen Carter, Rise Again!

Leo McKay Jr.’s bestselling novel, Twenty-Six, is set in a small Nova Scotia town, where a family is changed forever after a devastating mining accident claims the lives of twenty-six men. Written in spare, hard-hitting prose, and inspired in part by the Westray mining disaster, Twenty-Six is a novel of universal human struggle and understanding that evokes in all its drama and pathos a community transformed by tragedy.

The "One Book Nova Scotia" selection for 2012 is Twenty-Six by Leo McKay

A Great And Noble Scheme is a book about ethnic cleansing-- the Canadian way.    In Acadie there was no struggle to dispossess the native population, and the resulting highly prosperous population of French speaking and largely Catholic Acadians were treated as the "enemy" by the English colonists, killed by the thousands and forced to run for their lives.  As a backdrop for a story that can hold up a mirror for our time, this would make a great movie.

Great And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians

Great And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians From

This story of the "Grand Manan 5," a group of young fishermen who decided to rid their island of a drug dealer, would make a great movie.  (This is a poster I created in Photoshop to illustrate the idea).

This story of the "Grand Manan a group of young fishermen who decided to rid their island of a drug dealer, would make a great movie. (This is a poster I created in Photoshop to illustrate the idea).

Amazon Studios helps writers crowd-source their screenplays. "Dead Man's Party" is a comedy/horror screenplay I recently updated based on an idea by my friends Pete McGarvey and Ian Taylor. Story: "Seeking revenge, a wealthy madman engineers his old mansion with hidden booby traps designed to kill visitors – but then he passes away. The big house is converted into a hotel and on the night of the Grand Opening Party, terrified guests begin to disappear, one by one."   Warning: definitely…

Amazon Studios helps writers crowd-source their screenplays. "Dead Man's Party" is a comedy/horror screenplay I recently updated based on an idea by my friends Pete McGarvey and Ian Taylor. Story: "Seeking revenge, a wealthy madman engineers his old mansion with hidden booby traps designed to kill visitors – but then he passes away. The big house is converted into a hotel and on the night of the Grand Opening Party, terrified guests begin to disappear, one by one." Warning: definitely…

Amazon Studios helps writers crowd source their screenplays. "Prometheus Unbound" was my 1st screenplay. I wrote the novella in 11th Grade and wrote the screenplay after film school. It's a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi teen dream. Story: Raised by a computer in an orbiting space-lab, an innocent teen crash-lands on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Hunted by the “Clones" who live in an antiquated leaking nuclear power plant, he must unify rival gangs of violent young “Mutants” before the Clones kill them…

Amazon Studios helps writers crowd source their screenplays. "Prometheus Unbound" was my 1st screenplay. I wrote the novella in 11th Grade and wrote the screenplay after film school. It's a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi teen dream. Story: Raised by a computer in an orbiting space-lab, an innocent teen crash-lands on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Hunted by the “Clones" who live in an antiquated leaking nuclear power plant, he must unify rival gangs of violent young “Mutants” before the Clones kill them…

The Pollux-Truxtun Disaster.  "Although one of the worst disasters in United States naval history, the story of the Pollux and Truxtun is not just about death and anguish. It is about human courage, generosity, transcendence, and bonding. The local townspeople risked their own lives to save strangers in imminent danger and in the process forged intimate relationships that would not only span the decades, but would also dramatically change the lives of some survivors."

Chapter The Story – Dead Reckoning: The Pollux-Truxtun Disaster

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