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Two apparent strangers stranded in a nursing home during the blizzard of the century play a board game to pass the time and change the course of history.

  • Joel Stern
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense
  • Number of Pages:
    106
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2016 Finalist Award at Cannes
    Cannes, France
    April 3, 2017
    Finalist Cannes Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
  • September 2017 Winner Toronto Suspense/Horror Screenplay Competition
    Toronto, ONT
    September 1, 2017
    Winner Toronto Suspense/Horror Screenwriting Competition
  • International New York Film Festival
    New York City
    January 5, 2018
    Merit Award (Third Place)
Writer Biography - Joel Stern

For the past twelve years Joel Stern has been an on-air reporter on the Bloomberg Radio Network. In addition he anchors sports each weekend on the NBC News Radio Network, KOMO-AM in Seattle, WA, and can be heard on KFBK-AM,FM in Sacramento and the Georgia and Alabama Radio Networks.

He graduated C.W. Post College with a B.A. in Communications and began his broadcasting career on WSUL-AM in Monticello, New York. Her later served as News Director for WHVW-AM in Hyde Park, New York. Since then he was a news and sports reporter at NEWS 12 Long Island and broadcast over 600 games in hockey's minor leagues (AHL, ECHL). He was also heard nationally on the ESPN Radio network and on newsradio 1010 WINS-AM in New York City.

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Writer Statement

I give the viewer an emotional rollercoaster ride mixing suspense and humor. More of a Hitchcock approach.