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Prisoners in Pain Sight

After a white farmer saves the life of a runaway slave, the slave helps his injured widow repair her rundown farm while keeping from each other that dangerous men are after them both.

Written by: Kenya Branch     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Posted: 11/06/2018
Updated: 11/06/2018
Author Bio: I’m a screenwriter and producer who occasionally directs. I’ve been writing and producing for over twenty-five years. My scripts feature characters of diverse ethnicities finding common ground and even love when they aren't necessarily looking for it.

In 1990, my dramedy screenplay, Blood Type, was optioned by Los Angeles director-producer, Joel Rosenzweig.

My feature, More Alive, about a sheltered coed who after making her first African American friend struggles to free herself of her white supremacist father and their alt right church, is in development.

In 1992, I wrote and co-produced a drama, "Dumped On," (about a thrill-seeking woman who reluctantly goes on a blind date with a church deacon after her player boyfriend dumps her) for Capital Cities/ABC that aired on its Philadelphia affiliate, WPVI (6ABC).

In 1993, my screenplay, Melting Pot, about an explosion of emotion in an African American neighborhood after a Korean greengrocer kills a harmless black wino, won the Writers Workshop (which was affiliated with the American Film Institute) national Ethnic Minority Screenplay competition in Los Angeles.

In 1996, I wrote and produced a short film, "People Like Me," featuring film star, Elizabeth Banks, that challenges the myth of racial purity in vignettes that illustrate society’s preoccupation with skin color and stereotypes. It has been used for corporate diversity training.

A short film that I wrote, "Absolutely Wonderful," was a finalist in the Maranatha Christian International Film Festival, in September 2011. Another short film, “A Holy Kiss?,” that I wrote the screenplay for, was also an official selection in the festival. Two of my screenplays were selected in the 2013 Colorado International Film Festival: Servants' Row (Before the legal institution of slavery, multi-racial indentured servants flee from an increasingly tyrannical farm owner in colonial North Carolina) and Inhumane Traffic (The odd team of an Amish-like church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective break up a major slave trafficking network).

The animated film I wrote and produced, “Common Ground,” was an official selection of the 2014 Attic Film Festival (TAFF 2014). It was also an official selection in the 2014 International Christian Film Festival.

Servants' Row was also a finalist in the 2014 Chicago Screenplay Contest. It and Generational Curses were quarter finalists in the 2014 Write Movies Writing Contest. Generational Curses was also a finalist in the 2016 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays and the 2016 Urbanworld International Film Festival. It was also just listed in the Hot 100 screenplays in the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition.

My faith-based screenplay, Tried by Fire, was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Spirit Quest Feature Screenplay Competition.

One my screenplays, Givers and Takers, just reached the finals in the Set in Philadelphia screenplay competition and I just signed a development deal for one of my faith based screenplays.

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