Ania august and the dead sea scrolls (2023)

Short Screenplay

"How much are you willing to sacrifice for what you believe in?"


When word leaks out that the Nazis have stolen an ancient biblical scroll, a young Polish archeologist teams with a group of American spies to go behind enemy lines and discover its location.

Behind the Story

This short screenplay prompt is part of the hiring process from Level 4 Press. This selection is a part of their action-adventure genre. My job was to write 5-10 pages based on the information provided. They wanted to see how well I can write based on their arc, character descriptions, story concepts, and outline beats, which I had to follow. I had a lot of fun writing this. I don't usually write screenplays based on other works but I wanted to give it a try. If hired, I would be part of the writers' room at their company, which would allow me to work with the novelist on creating the story and adapting it into a screenplay. I, unfortunately, did not get accepted.

Level 4 Press has other genres I can try to take a stab at so onward and upward.

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