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The Interrogator aka The State of the Union

A U.S. Army interrogator in Afghanistan uncovers details of an al-Qaeda plot to detonate a nuclear device in Washington, DC as the President delivers his State of the Union Address. But, in the process of interrogation, SHE bonds with her prisoner and fights to save him from the death sentence brought on by his own disclosures.

Written by: Chuck Loch     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Drew Barrymore
Christian Bale
Tim Robbins
In the Vein Of: Courage Under Fire
Blackhawk Down
The Interpreter
Posted: 08/11/2003
Updated: 01/07/2018
Author Bio: 2005 graduate of UCLA TFT's MFA Program in Screenwriting. Grad. of UCLA TFT's Advanced Prof. Program in Screenwriting, 2001. Teaching Assistant to Disney screenwriter Dee Caruso in UCLA's Department of Theater, Film and Television Summer Screenwriting Program, 2000. AFI's Screenwriting Course of Study, 1998. Consulting Producer/Writer, Cohen Brown Picture Company, Los Angeles, CA. Consulting Producer on L. A. Dreams, a 14-episode documentary series on the lives of Chinese foreign students in America, at Palette Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Creative Exec at blackbird fly entertainment, Northridge, CA, 2004. Associate Producer and Story Editor for Peabody Award-winning MOW producer, Lee Levinson, at The Late Bloomer Co., Ltd., Burbank, CA (2 years - promoted from intern status), 1994-1995. Assistant To Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning Producer-Director-Screenwriter Bob Totten, at Totten Family Film Company, Sherman Oaks, CA (2 years), 1993-1994. Chosen in 2004 as a participant in the 5th Annual National Cinestory/AMPAS Writers Retreat for mentoring by working writers and producers. Optioned feature script, Now I am Death, Destroyer of Worlds, to HBO producer Lee Levinson, at The Late Bloomer Co., Ltd., New York, New York. Story assignments on new Audie Murphy project, Hero, and Party Crashers (sequel to Wedding Crashers) for Northern Star Productions. San Francisco and Calgary. Screenplay assignment on action/thriller, The Protectors, Casting1 Productions (WB), for producer M. DeSante (Consulting Producer - Sleeper Cell - Showtime), Burbank, CA. Screenplay assignment on family comedy/drama, For The Love of Grace, for producer Lee Levinson, at The Late Bloomer Co., Ltd., New York, New York. Staff Writer of such titles as The Perfect Song, The Hand of Greed, and No Honor Here for the one-hour drama series, Two Roads, produced by Charisma Productions of Beirut, Lebanon for Middle Eastern television.

Contest Results: Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts (Finalist, 5th Annual Competition - 2003) [2003]
Cinestory Feature (Finalist, Screenwriting Awards 2004) [2004]
Cinequest (Honorable Mention, 14 - 2003) [2013]
Screenplay Festival (Finalist, 2004) [2004]
PAGE International (Quarterfinalist, 2004) [2004]
Nicholl Fellowships (Quarterfinalist, 2004) [2004]
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist, 2004 Heart of Film Competition) [2004]
Red Inkworks (Finalist, 2003) [2003]
WriteMovies (Finalist, 5th Annual Competition - 2003) [2003]
20/20 (Semifinalist, 2003) [2003]
Anything But Hollywood (Semifinalist, 2003) [2003]
American Accolades (Semifinalist, 2004) [2004]
National Screenwriting (Semifinalist, 2004) [2004]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Semifinalist, 2003 and 2004) [2004]
American Screenwriting (Quarterfinalist, 2004) [2004]
FilmMakers/Feature (Quarterfinalist, 4th annual screenplay competit) [2004]