Fostering Curtis

“Fostering Curtis” is written along the lines of films such as “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.” The story is about an African American boy named Curtis who longs for nothing more than a loving family. When the script begins, Curtis and his sister Monique are bounced around to numerous abusive foster care families, eventually landing with an elderly couple, the Robinsons. There, Curtis is forced to sleep in a tool shed for nearly two years while, unbeknownst to him, Monique is sexually abused by their daughter’s adult boyfriend. Thankfully, after graduating high school, Curtis joins the Army Rangers where he finds courage serving a tour in Iraq. But upon returning home, Curtis soon learns Monique’s secret. Devastated, he intends to sue the Robinsons, his social worker, and the foster care system at large. After retaining an attorney, however, Curtis discovers that his case has exceeded the statute of limitations. And to make matters worse, his relationship with Monique becomes strained. Now, at odds with the person that means the most to him, Curtis must keep his family intact and somehow bring their offenders to justice…or lose everything that matters to him.

  • Luke Ryan
  • Curtis Albers
  • Project Type:
    Student, Screenplay
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    United States
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Writer - Luke Ryan, Curtis Albers