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A young woman dreams of becoming a fighter pilot and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary to deliver warplanes to the RAF during World War Two. To win the respect she craves, she must prove herself to be as good a pilot as any man, but when her true love goes Missing in Action she risks everything to find him.

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    drama, war, historical, romance
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    United Kingdom
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  • Women’s Film & Script Showcase

    January 15, 2017
    Award Winner
  • Women's Independent Film Festival (Fall)
    Tarzana, CA. 91356
    October 17, 2016
    Honorable Mention
  • Fourteenth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

    March 17, 2017
  • Screenwriting Goldmine Awards

    March 3, 2017
    "Long List" (top 32 scripts)
  • California Women's Film Festival
    California USA
    December 22, 2016
Writer Biography

Simon Wilkinson is a London born, Anglo-Irish author and screenwriter – now based in North Yorkshire.

After spending years as a history teacher, museum curator and animal sanctuary manager, Simon started writing professionally in 2013.

He primarily writes historical drama and war stories with a British / Irish focus, but also has a passion for science fiction.

He is currently working on several new projects for film, television and radio and is close to completing his first novel.

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Writer Statement

Inspired by real-life characters and events, “Bluebirds” celebrates the pioneering women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II.

The story focusses on the exploits of Rose Dunning – a pre-war dancer who is also a certified pilot. Rose is desperate to “do her bit” as the war gets ever closer to home, but opportunities for women are practically non-existent.

When a shortage of pilots forces the government to consider women for non-combat roles, Rose jumps at the chance to fly – only to find a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her way. Public attitudes, institutional sexism, an over-protective brother and her own fear of failure all conspire to keep her on the ground until she can find the courage to take control of her life.