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American Immigrant

Inspired by true events. After losing his family and farm in the Civil War, an American Union officer emigrates to Brazil to carve out a new life in the Amazon Jungle unaware of the dangers that await him.

  • Doug Peake
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  • Official Selection Utah Film Festival 2018
    Provo, Utah. USA
    Official Selection
  • Semi-Finalist New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition 2017
    New York City
Writer Biography - Doug Peake

Repped in LA by The Robb Company.. Lawyered by CDAS in LA and CQS in Brazil. Former Warner Bros. corporate manager. Has worked with 13 producers and 4 directors on his film projects in L.A, Germany and Brazil. Author of 6 novels: The Sun Sets Twice historical drama trilogy on Amazon, and the 3-book Arbutus Halethorpe Mysteries. Doug is repped by Sherry Robb, The Robb Company in L.A. He resides in Park City, Utah.

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Writer Statement

Brazilian producer-director Del Rangel was actively producing this project, was about to approach actor Jake Gyllenhaal for the lead role, when he suddenly passed away on July 16, 2020. Del had finalized a budget for this project, had location scouted within Brazil, had developed color schemes for scenes and costumes for visual emotional drama, and had created a shooting schedule. Del's initial reaction upon reading the script: "A marvelous epic story, full of suspense, hopeness, overcoming, action, romance and pinches of history facts. It was a pleasure read American Immigrant."
To honor Del, I have retained much of his work.