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THE OCTOPUS CHARMER

Flora Untalen has a magical gift inherited from her aunt, Sirena the mermaid of Guam, which allows her to save her fellow Chamorros from starvation under the brutal Japenese in WWII. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Justine Cowan     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For:
20s female
20-ish Mixed-Race Actress, bookish type
In the Vein Of: inspired by true events
Pan's Labyrinth
Unbroken
Posted: 01/06/2010
Updated: 11/01/2017
Author Bio: Justine Allen Cowan juscowan1964@gmail.com

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), "Flashdrive" and a modern remake of "It's A Wonderful Life" - "Janie Loves Bollywood"(SkyFest III HOnorable Mention winner). "Janie Loves Bollywood" is currently in pre-production in Washington, D.C. Justine has recently won another Honorable Mention for "Me and Jackie" (SkyFest V winner) and compelted another feature length script about a woman that takes in gay children rejected by their parents to make a new kind of family ("Christmas Mitzzah").

Justine was recently interviewed by Bethesda Magazine as an "Up and Coming Local Person to Watch" for 2013. Her film project "Janie Loves Bollywood" is currently up for funding on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239450937/janie-loves-bollywood?ref=email

Contest Results: SkyFest (Honorable Mention) [2008]