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Fighting Johnny O'Brian

For a parole board hearing, a cocky young civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite his protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison twenty years for killing two black police officers.

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Genres:
Starring Roles For:
a young sean penn type
25 - 35 Attractive Guy
Female African American - eg, Viola Davis
In the Vein Of:
inspired by true events

Posted:
05/31/2019
Updated:
08/03/2020
Author Bio:
Played baseball at UConn. Army captain in war zone (Bronze Star). Fighting Johnny O'Brian is my 6th of 10 feature screenplays and has finished as Semi-Finalist or higher in 10 international contests. (Details available on request.) A "Highly Recommend" from Paul W. Cooper - "Little House on the Prairie," 3 Emmies, Writers Guild Award. Also, my short version of FJO won 1st place in the 2018 Creative World Awards shorts contest. This short version has been shot and is in the editing process.

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Contest Results:
Inroads Fellowship (Finalist) [2019]