Writing

Nothing in Durham

My feature screenplay for Nothing in Durham was a finalist in two screenplay competitions and an official selection in a third competition.

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Official Selection:

Story

Twenty years ago a guitarist thought she was too good for her musical family of French goths, so she left them and left town for a better future. The group could not function without her, so they disbanded and drifted into absurd lives. After twenty years of failing in numerous bands, the guitarist finally realizes her family band was the best thing she had. She returns to her hometown to reform the band, but not all her siblings are happy to see her again, especially the one who thought she was dead. The guitarist must persevere through family challenges, aggressive mimes, cranky artists, a menacing chorus, and more to find her family and put it back together again.

Script and profile on FilmFreeway

Let's Make a Movie

This fall and winter we will film a short version of Nothing in Durham. Contact Tom if you would like to be part of the film and visit the movie website.

Nothing in Durham

Three Things About the Story

Austin Revoluation Film Festival