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Perfect Contrition

A traumatized priest seeking to atone for his violent past must choose between forgiveness and revenge after he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: James Palmer     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: 40 Year Old Rugged Actor
Asian Actress
teen female
Posted: 03/09/2018
Updated: 11/10/2018
Author Bio: James Palmer is a former war reporter and photographer who covered civil and regional conflicts in East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His stories and photos appeared in newspapers, magazines and news agency wires including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Toronto Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel and Reuters, among others.

Palmer was awarded the Nicholas Blake Grant for international freelance reporting in 2007 for his work in Iraq. The Newark Star-Ledger twice nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in foreign reporting for his work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He graduated with a B.A. degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University at Buffalo, and earned an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.

Palmer's screenplay "Perfect Contrition" was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for first time screenwriters at the 2018 Barcelona International Film Festival.

He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

Contest Results: Barcelona Festival (First Place, First Time Screenwriter) [2018]
Amsterdam (Third Place, First Time Screenwriter) [2018]
Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts (Quarterfinalist) [2018]
Hollywood Screenplay (Finalist) [2018]
Faith in Film (Semifinalist) [2018]
FilmMakers/Feature (Semifinalist) [2018]
StoryPros Awards (Quarterfinalist) [2018]
Creative World (Quarterfinalist) [2018]