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The Experiment

During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies. When a Black track star is sent to his asylum after she retaliates against the racist girls at school, her brilliant best friend teams up with an edgy journalist to free her and expose the conspiracy.

Written by: Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Viola Davis
16-year-old African American female track star
Amandla Stenberg
Posted: 10/31/2016
Updated: 08/28/2018
Author Bio: A Toronto-born photographer and multi-award-winning co-author of the screenplays, "GRACE" (retitled Brave Hearts") and "The Experiment", Jeffrey Allen Russel earned his living as a real estate broker before embarking on a writing career. As a writer, he has found a passion he never experienced in the world of business and has discovered a new voice to compliment the beautiful imagery already found in his photography.

Lynda Lemberg is a retired educator who has been immersed in art-house, international and Indie cinema as well as world literature and theatre since adolescence. As a classroom teacher, Lynda incorporated theatre, film and social issues into the curriculum she developed. She has devoted most of her adult life to education, peace and social justice activism for which she received the first Human Rights Award given to a secondary teacher in the province of Ontario, Canada. In her retirement, Lynda has worked as a drama coach and assistant to the director for award-winning high school theatrical productions. As a writer, Lynda has channelled her creative energy and passion for social justice into co-authoring the multi-award-winning, multi-nominated screenplays, "The Experiment" and , "GRACE" (retitled "Brave Hearts"). Close

Contest Results: American Movie Awards (First Place, Grand Prize for a Feature) [2017]
Nevada Fest (First Place) [2016]
Diverse Voices (Finalist, WeScreenplay) [2016]
Beverly Hills Screenplay (Second Place, Drama Category) [2017]
Hollywood Hills (Second Place, First Runner Up) [2017]
Screenplay Festival (Finalist) [2017]
Circus Road (Finalist) [2017]
Richmond Fest (Finalist) [2017]
Worldfest - Houston (Third Place, Silver Remi: Historical/Period) [2017]
Las Vegas Screenplay (Third Place, Historical Category) [2017]
Oregon Film Awards (Third Place, Gold) [2016]
New York Screenplay (Third Place) [2017]
Hollywood Screenplay (Finalist, 1 of 15, Historical) [2017]
Urban Mediamakers (Finalist, Top 10) [2017]
ShortPole London (Finalist, One of Three) [2016]
Reel Authors (Finalist, One of Four) [2016]
Manchester Festival (Finalist, One of Three) [2017]
Toronto Film and Video (Finalist) [2017]
Beverly Hills Fest (Finalist, Winner TBA) [2017]
Amsterdam (Finalist, Van Gogh Award Winner; 1 of 10) [2017]
Diversity Film & Script (Finalist) [2017]
Script Pipeline Screenplay (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
PAGE International (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
Women's Film & Script (Finalist) [2017]
International Filmmaker (Finalist, London) [2016]
Irvine Film Festival (Finalist, One of Ten) [2016]
StoryPros International (Semifinalist) [2016]
WeScreenplay Feature (Quarterfinalist) [2016]
BlueCat Contest (Quarterfinalist, Semifinalists TBA) [2017]
Finish Line (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
Moondance (Semifinalist) [2017]
Emerging Screenwriters Feature (Semifinalist, Top 100) [2017]
Shore Scripts Feature (Quarterfinalist) [2016]
Back in the Box (Semifinalist) [2016]
Creative World (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
StoryPros Awards (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
NexTV Writing & Pitch (Semifinalist, Winner TBA) [2017]
ScriptFest Screenplay (Semifinalist) [2017]
New Renaissance (Semifinalist, One of Ten) [2017]
Fresh Voices Feature (Honorable Mention, Plus Two Spotlight Awards) [2017]
Los Angeles Screenplay (Honorable Mention) [2016]
London Film Awards (Honorable Mention) [2016]
WriteMovies (Honorable Mention) [2016]
Fade In (Quarterfinalist, Winner TBA) [2017]