An earnest paralegal and a desperate asylum seeker team up as an unlikely couple in a daring test of the law that will either transform their lives or get them respectively disbarred and deported.
Script stage. Pitch Deck.
In 1938 hundreds of fleeing Eastern-
European Jews, tricked and conned by the
shipping line, were deposited at the docks
of Glasgow, thinking it was New York, the
destination on their tickets.
Fly me to Dunoon tells both the true story of
that shameful slice of history; and traces
the present-day misadventures of a young
American who discovers a family - the
ancestors of that ill-fated voyage - alive and
well in a Scottish seaside town, but with
perilous plans for their long-lost ‘son’.
A deathbed misunderstanding calls Anwesh Agarwal back to Edison, New Jersey, and compels him into trying to save The Holy Cow - the first Indian restaurant in America.
This proposed documentary tells the
story of the painstaking race-
against-time efforts in tracing the
whereabouts of 130 English oak trees –
presented as saplings to gold medallists
at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Each oak has a story behind it - some are
unsettling, some inspiring. Opinion is
divided - are they echoes of tyranny, or
symbols that must be saved?
Treatment stage. Based on the book 'The 1936 Olympic Oaks: Where Are They Now?', by James Ross Constandt