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A GRUNT'S TALE

Elvina, a young African -American maid hired by a bedbound pregnant lady is the heroine in this story. Elvina pushes her employer's brother, Wojo, a Marine who served in Khe Sanh, Vietnam, to battle his PTSD after returning home as a different person from when he left. Based on the real life story of U.S. Marines at Khe Sanh. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Justine Cowan     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Jeremy Piven
Terrence Howard
Zoe Saldana
In the Vein Of: A Year of Living Dangerously
Platoon
Band of Brothers
Posted: 01/06/2010
Updated: 09/12/2017
Author Bio: Justine Allen Cowan juscowan1964@gmail.com 3

Justine Cowan has been a writer, in various capacities, for 25 years. Her first screenplay "A Grunt's Tale" was awarded Honorable Mention in the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition(out of 17,000 entries). "A Grunt's Tale" was also recognized as a top winner in the SkyFest I 2008 Script Competition.

Justine's other completed screenplays include "The Octopus Charmer"(which was also recognized as a top winner in the SkyFest I 2008 Script Competition)and "Flashdrive" and "Janie Loves Bollywood". She is currently working on her first horror script.

Contest Results: Writer's Digest (Honorable Mention) [2007]
SkyFest (Honorable Mention) [2007]