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Fips der Affe (Fips the Ape)

The true story of a toy plush ape who helps a family flee Germany to California in 1937.

  • Peter Stern
    20+ years big-time ad TV producer; almost 10 years public school teacher
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Writer Biography - Peter Stern

Recovering middle school history teacher; reformed advertising/marketing content producer.

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Writer Statement

Fips will retire to the Jewish Museum of Berlin, where he will join the Stern Family archive, and possibly be part of an exhibit about Jews who successfully emigrated from Germany.

I used to work in the ad biz producing TV commercials there in the mid/late 1990's, and I think there is and valid message presented artfully and memorably in Fips' story. This is my first screenplay... I hope you enjoy it!