The Tea Room

A merger announcement begins to unravel the lives of Jamie and Sophie in ways they could never imagine. The Russian Mob has been the invisible hand in their lives and now that hand is about to reveal the truth.

Jamie and Sophia have been in a committed relationship for seven years. Jamie leaves for a regular day of work, and a merger announcement. Sophia gets a call from Jamie’s assistant asking her to also attend the announcement at a downtown LA hotel.

The announcement is not just a merger of companies, but of families. Sophia is rocked to the core with the announcement. This event sends her fleeing the city with their two young sons to their home in Palm Springs. The Russian Mob tracks Sophia to the house, but she leaves hours before they arrive.

Sophia and Jamie go on road trips that will uncover things in their past that connects them in the most tragic of circumstances. Jamie is tired of the Russian Mob using it’s invisible hand to control his and Sophia’s life, so he makes a call to the Pakhan(Godfather) in Russia. After the Pakhan’s arrival all debts are settled.

Fast paced thrill ride that will feel like you’re in a Nascar race. Fast where it needs to be, and slow enough into the curves to let you catch your breath.

  • T Anderson
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    Drama, Thriller
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    United States
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  • NYC Indie Film Award
    New York City, NY
    December 16, 2017
    Best Feature Script - Diamond Award
  • The European Independent Award

    December 23, 2017
    Best Feature Scipt - Diamond Award
  • Minefield Film Festival - Albuquerque
    Albuquerque, NM
    December 1, 2017
    Best Feature Script - Diamond Award
  • LA Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    January 6, 2018
    Best Screen Play - Gold Award
  • FireFly Film Competitions
    Los Angeles, California
    January 7, 2018
    Best Feature Script - Diamond Award
  • Script and Storyboard Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    January 14, 2018
    Finalist - Feature Script
  • Sochi Film Festival
    Sochi Russia
    January 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Shutter Speed Film Festival
    Arlington, Texas
    March 13, 2018
    Semi - Finalist for Best Screenplay
  • Pinnacle Film Awards

    May 1, 2018
    Silver Award - Best Feature Script
    Los Angeles, California
    April 4, 2018
    Finalist - Screenplay/Pilot Entry
  • Kiev International Film Festival
    Kiev, Ukraine
    May 15, 2018
    Finalist - Feature Script
  • Barnstorm Film+TV Script Fest
    Los Angles, California
    June 4, 2018
    Finalist - Feature Script
  • Feodosiya International Film Festival
    Feodosiya, Republic Of Crimea
    July 25, 2018
    Award Winner - Best Screen Play
  • EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL Mainstream & Underground
    Moscow, Russia
    September 11, 2018
    Award Winner - Best Screen Play
  • North Europe International Film Festival - London Edition
    London UK
    February 16, 2019
    Award Winner - Best Script
  • Phenomenal Film Festival
    Vineyard, UT
    February 25, 2019
    Official Selection - Best Script
  • The Hague Global Cinema Festival
    The Hague Netherlands
    November 15, 2019
    Official Selection - Best Script
  • Phoenix Shorts
    Ottawa, Ontario
    December 1, 2020
  • Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
    Vinenna, Austria
    March 19, 2021
  • Berlin International Art Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    March 25, 2021
Writer Biography - T Anderson

My writing extends back to my childhood.  I would spend hours in the library dreaming about places to travel to and people I would meet.  Being an Army brat and sitting in the backseat of my parent's Rambler station wagon just daydreaming about what was going on in the houses or fields that we saw out our window.  When I was in Junior High school, I would write stories for one of my sister's who was in college.  I used to love how she would edit the stories for me and send them back.  But just like everything that happens in life, you grow, you get busy and your love fades for a while.  Then out the blue, that love of telling stories emerges again like a Pheonix rising from the ashes.  So, this is me and why I love telling stories.

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Writer Statement

This story was crafted out of a road trip I took from Atlanta to Seattle. I used the Southern route through the lower half of the United States to Los Angles and straight North. For this story, the route plays a bit of the character in this piece.