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The Hole in the River

A gritty, feel-good dramedy, reminiscent of Stand By Me, is set in small town America in the 1970’s, where four boys befriend a Muslim man who is falsely arrested by an evil sheriff. These boys (Native American, African American, Korean American, and American trailer trash), who are themselves bullied and marginalized, must make a stand against a white and entitled America that was never great and should never be returned to.

Written by: Philip Lombardi    

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Format: Screenplay
Budget: Low
Starring Roles For: 14-year-old boy
14-year-old boy
14-year-old boy
In the Vein Of: Stand By Me

Posted: 06/03/2019
Updated: 04/04/2020
Author Bio:
Phil Lombardi, a retired attorney, is now working on a second profession in writing. His debut screenplay EDDIE THE KING, a modern adaptation of Oedipus the King (public domain), was awarded BEST SCREENPLAY at the Milestone Worldwide Film Festival in Battipaglia, Italy, awarded BEST SCREENWRITER at the European International Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, and awarded FIRST TOP SCREENPLAY at the 12th Jaipur International Film Festival 2020, with additional selections as FINALIST in the Pitch Now Screenplay, the Screenplay Festival in Sherman Oaks, California, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship in Los Angeles, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards in Los Angeles, and the Las Vegas International Film and Screenplay Competition, and SEMIFINALIST in the Ojai Film Festival and Indie Visions Film Festival.

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