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Sunburnt – Life In The Sun
Palm Beach, Florida

A young alcoholic turns her life around in hopes of finding sanity.
Greta has dumped her alcoholic boyfriend Peter. She struggles to form a new life for herself. She moves to Bombay Beach, a quaint seaside town, finds a small cottage to move into, gets a job with a lawyer and forms new relationships in hopes of living a clean and sober life.

She struggles with issues from the past and spends time at the beach alone, soaking up the suns rays in her Brazilian bikini. She vows to stay away from men but meets Garth, a preppy married man whom she befriends. She dates Jimmy, a guitarist, who mysteriously commits suicide after their first date. She and her friend Kat honor Jimmys music in an event they plan to put on with the help of the dazzling Voodoo club owner Sly Wishbone.

Greta finds Sly very attractive and has a brief fling with him. She then finds out he has other woman in his life and she is hurt after the affair.

Greta and Kat travel down to the Key West on a girls trip out, where they talk girl talk about men.

Garth is married to Joanne and they have two spoiled twin daughters, Gwen and Gabriella. Joanne is an artist and has been supported by Garths wealthy boss Sol, a wealthy South African investor. Joanne tells Garth that’s he wants a divorce and wishes to marry Sol. Garth is shocked. He continues to work for Sol on a project in Palm Beach. The project is the renovation of a Palm Beach compound turned into a boutique hotel, “The Chateau”, owned by a former reclusive movie star.

Garth and Greta picnic at the beach one day and Garth asks Greta to help him in the Chateau, Greta agrees and he kisses her, taking their relationship to the next level.

Sly leaves South Florida for Los Angeles to see his girlfriend Natalie. He finds her in bed with another man and holes himself up in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He then meets Tabitha, an entertainment agent in Beverly Hills and falls in love all over again. Sly is a rolling stone,he can never change his ways.

Greta finds herself gearing up for the grand gala, must shop for an evening gown and make her first formal appearance with Garth. Greta finds love again in her life and self worth and hope.

Characters in series Greta
Late twenties
Her self worth is gone
Needs to be convinced of love again Tired of alcoholic life

Late twenties
A cheerleader in Gretas life Single and looking

Late 40’s
Rich and handsome in a preppy way Secure
Real estate developer
Has no idea his wife is cheating on him

Late 20’s
Alcoholic and drug user
Doesn’t give a damn or believe in God
Talented musician

Late 40’s
Bohemian Clubowner Sexy
Ladies man/Womanizer Uncommitted

  • Heidi Jacobsen
    Shanghai Palace, Love is All Around Us
  • Project Type:
    Short Script, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Heidi Jacobsen

Baby Vulture Films - Heidi Jacobsen
(561) 414-7008

Created and wrote short films: Tee Talk Series, Strike Spy, Being Ed, Into The Wilderness, Granny Slots, Waters Bridge, Jason Ricci – The Making of A Music Video, Love Is All Around Us, Utopia, Louisianna, The Monkey and The Orange Tree.

Amazon Storyteller contest, Asian American International Film Festival and American Zoetroupe with original Screenplay “Shanghai Palace.” Wrote and self published a series of four Womens novels High, Sunburnt, Golf Widow, Noir and Patent Pending. Fiction for children, Patty the Black Cat Series, Sir Duke Pigeon Series and Simon The Silly Snail,

Assistant To Director
Assistant to film director Cliff Guest. Producer, Co-writer on projects.
2018 Producer for Blues Harmonica Artist Jason Ricci Music Video, “I’m Too Strong”, Ellersoul Records. Casting and production.

Blues Singer, “Heidi and The El Cats”
Performed in three international blues festivals/corporate events/private parties/clubs. Recorded three albums.

Content Developer/Childrens Animation
Created content for “Patty The Black Cat”
Books/Ebooks/Videos/Music/Products. Available on and,com

Word, Final Draft. KCDW Software, I Phone Film and Edit.

Education: BFA Environmental Design, Parsons School of Design, New York. Goals: Write, Create, Perform.

Film Festivals: Works by Heidi Jacobsen

“I Miss You Dad” Short Film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016

“Mum Came to Visit” Short film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016

“Shopaholic Webisode # 1”
Hollywood Screening Film Festival
Hollywood, California
Semi – Finalist March 11th & 12th, 2017

“Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West”
Festival de Cortometrajes “Jose Fransisco Rosado”
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Best Animated Short film

“Shanghai Palace” Best Screenplay – Finalist
Los Angeles Cinefest- January 14 Promenade Playhouse
Santa Monica, California

Semi-Finalist-Miami Epic Trailer Festival
“Gigging with The Blues Crusaders”, “Shopaholic Webisode # 3”, “Tales from the Blue Zone”.
Miami, Florida August 24, 2017

Selected Animation- “Patty The Black Cat Has a Lunch Date”
Geo Film Festival & Expo Cinema
Cittadella, Padova, Italy - November 9, 2017

Selected “Comedy Television Episode”
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia December 11, 2017

Semi-Finalist “The Monkey and The Orange Tree” Play
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California January 14, 2018

“Utopia” Selected as Best Singer/Voice
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw, Poland January 19, 2018

Selected “Gigging With The Blues Crusaders”
“Rock’ N ’Roll Film Festival
Kenya, Naiobi January 28th 2018
Selected “Blues Conspiracy”
Cefalu Film Festival
Sicily, Italy May 1, 2018

Selected “Heidi and The El Cats One Minute Movie”
60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad, March 16th, 2018

Selected “Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West” Animated
Al-Nahj International Film Festival
Karbala, Iraq, April 1, 2018

Semi Finalist “Louisianna” Best Song
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California
April 25. 2018

Selected, “Sunburnt”
Script Shop
Cincinnatti, OH
January 31, 2019

Semi- Finalist “Love Is All Around Us”
HCF Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, California
March 29, 2019

Selected “Jason Ricci - The Making of A Music Video”
LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival
June 11, 2019

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The sun heals us.