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In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray

Award-winning buddy comedy set in 1943, where 14 year-old Pennsylvanian nerd Judson Conover dreams of sharing adventures with his newfound favorite movie hero, Dublin McGinn. But when he mysteriously switches bodies with McGinn’s comic sidekick, the diminutive English teenage genius Thaddeus Thackeray, Judson realizes that surviving animated serials is MUCH harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Thackeray – lost within an all-too-real world at war – must figure out how to set things right. And the only one who can possibly help him is Judson's best friend, Kenny, who isn't quick to believe Thaddeus' rather fantastical story.

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Budget:
Mid
Starring Roles For:
Daniel Radcliffe (voice)
Tom Holland (voice)
Kurt Russell (voice)
In the Vein Of:
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Iron Giant
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Posted:
04/12/2021
Updated:
06/16/2021
Author Bio:
Adam McDaniel is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and writer. He is also a complete nerd and movie geek.

He attended New York's Vassar College, winning honors at various festivals for his student film work and receiving the college's academic film & cinematography prize upon graduation. He also wrote and directed a three-hour stage play that had the misfortune of opening the same night as an on-campus Billy Joel concert.

Growing up in Connecticut and New Jersey, he was largely a self-taught artist, drawing at an early age and winning several local and regional art competitions.

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Contest Results:
Fresh Voices Feature (Second Place, Also won SPOTLIGHT AWARD) [2021]
Table Read (Finalist, Top 10 - Action/Adventure) [2020]
Creative Screenwriting (Finalist, Top 10 - Comedy category) [2020]
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