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When an ambitious senator is taken hostage on a ship hijacked by high-tech pirates, she battles their scheme to cripple the global economy and trigger World War III. Inspired by actual events, and real threats.

  • Tamra Teig
    The Fall
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    Drama, Thriller
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Marina del Rey Screenplay Competition
    Marina del Rey
    October 25, 2019
    Best Action Screenplay
  • Screencraft Action Adventure Script Competition
    Los Angeles
    February 11, 2020
    Top 10 Finalist
  • Stowe Story Lab Fellowship
Writer Biography - Tamra Teig

A freelance journalist and marketing consultant for over 25 years, Tamra's first screenplay The Fall, (written with a partner) was Slamdance 2019 Grand Prize Winner, won PAGE Silver award for Historic Feature, won Creative World Awards Drama/Family category, was a semifinalist in 2019 Nicholl Fellowship and 2018 Austin Film Festival.

Her first solo script, action feature Chokepoint, won best Action Script in the Marina del Rey script competition and was a TOP 10 finalist from over 800 submissions in ScreenCraft's Action Adventure script competition.

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Writer Statement

As a journalist, I take inspiration from real life to tell stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things. As a woman over 40, I write about the under-represented: diverse protagonists who are finding their voice and taking control of their own destinies.

I have a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and I've always been an information sponge. I'm driven to do exhaustive research and countless rewrites on each project, to try to tell the most compelling story from a unique, yet universal perspective.

I've wanted to be a screenwriter for almost two decades, but it wasn’t until two years ago, after raising my three children--that I was finally able to pursue my passion full-time.

My upbringing as a farmer’s daughter from Iowa developed my Midwestern work ethic, my experiences living as an expat in Paris for three years have given me a global perspective, and my hard-won independence fuels my tireless drive.

I've spent the past two years writing, learning, networking, taking classes and workshops, attending film festivals and writers’ conferences, re-writing and writing on assignment.