Finding Jericho

Fifteen-year-old Jonathan Dupree knows what it's like to live with madness. He has seen his uncle, “Raving Ron” Dupree, at his best, and his worst. Even a new school isn't an escape. The stigma of mental illness follows in the form of taunts and threats from a gang known as “The Misfits.” In a desperate attempt to fit in, Jonathan lashes out, tipping Ron over the edge into complete relapse. Now Jonathan must find a way to reach his uncle and, when a failed initiation ceremony leaves him trapped in a derelict house, the way to redemption will come from a very unlikely source.

Finding Jericho is written by Dave Jeffery and adapted from his critically acclaimed novel that challenges the stigma associated with mental illness. The book has been endorsed by major mental health charity, MIND and featured on the BBC Health Recommended Reading List.

  • Dave Jeffery
    Ascension, Derelict, Six Feet Under, The Junction,
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  • Worcestershire International Film Festival
    Worcester, UK
    November 21, 2015
    Best Film (DERELICT)
  • Worcestershire International Film Festival
    Worcester, UK
    November 22, 2014
    Best Judged Film (ASCENSION)
Writer Biography - Dave Jeffery

Dave Jeffery, creator of the bestselling NECROPOLIS RISING SERIES and the critically acclaimed adventure/mystery series for Young Adults: BEATRICE BEECHAM. His CAMPFIRE CHILLERS collection has also been longlisted for the prestigious EDGE HILL PRIZE, 2012. The short story Masquerade was nominated for the Horror Society's IGOR AWARD as well as contributor to many anthologies.

Jeffery is the screenwriter of multi-award winning short film ASCENSION (based on his short story) and the award winning contemporary short film, DERELICT. To date he has written/co-written numerous scripts for both feature and short films.

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There is nothing in the world quite like telling stories that connect with people on both a cerebral and visceral level.