Viking Bjorn is tired of having to pillage his way through life. When he comes across a brochure inviting him to a modern church service, he and his crew discover almost as many connections as differences. But who ends up converting who?

  • Marion McDowell
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • The European Independent Film Award
    May 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Drunken Film Festival
    Bradford, England
    July 15, 2018
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Marion McDowell

Marion McDowell is a freelance scriptwriter from Juneau, Alaska, where the rugged weather gave her a deep desire to not be out in it, and where better to enjoy the warm and dry than the local cinema. After a foreign exchange to Northern Ireland in the 90s turned permanent, she developed as an actor and writer within the local film industry. Recent works include CONVERTS, a light-hearted fish out of water story about Vikings in church, and COSTUME DRAMA, which explores what happens when you insult a witch on Halloween night. Marion stopped answering questions about her age when she hit 35 and lives in Belfast.

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Writer Statement

An award shortlisted script, Converts is Game of Thrones meets the Antiques Roadshow. As funny as the film is, it will also look the pressure we all feel to fit into the places life has assigned to us, and what happens when you challenge those expectations: some find a place that suits them better, and some realise that the place they’re in was the right one all along.