The Dressmaker's Daughter

Romania 1940: A Jewish teenage girl studying to become a doctor, falls into a forbidden affair with her tutor. As war erupts, the Nazis invade and her family is killed, but a Romanian Iron Guard officer takes her as his concubine and sends her to nurse enemy soldiers in a field hospital. When her lover shows up with a group of Jewish partisans, she leads them through headquarters to kill two high-ranking Nazi guests of the officer. But her lover dies in the action. She escapes with the partisans and spends the rest of the war sabotaging German supply lines. Adapted from my Young Adult novel published by Santa Monica Press in 2022.

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Starring Roles For:
A young Mila Kunis
A young Benicio Del Toro
Stellan Skarsgård
In the Vein Of:
Schindler's List
Sophie's Choice
Europa Europa
Author Bio:
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Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction in 2021 and 2016

I wrote the feature film, Murder in Fashion, about the shooting of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The film played at theatres and festivals and was reviewed in the NY Times:

"Low budget but accurate and well constructed insight into a modern mystery" review by Richard von Lust L.

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Contest Results:
Bruce Geller (Finalist, Request to see coverage) [2010]