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Homeland Security

Honorable Mention, LA Underground Film Festival, 2019.
Quarterfinals, screenplay contest,
Quarterfinals, the Writer's Network, 2007.

Virtually the entire staff of a successful interactive software game company is wiped out in a terrorist attack on the New York Stock Exchange. The guilt-ridden president re-locates to a small suburb outside of Washington DC and mounts a Nazi lawn montage horror show every Halloween since 9/11 as part of a bizarre plan to root out the bad guys. Outraged neighbors object, but the local police tolerate his “trick or treat” actions.
As an assistant to the assistant manager of a local Burger Haus restaurant, a stroke of luck enables the former executive to introduce a revolutionary gourmet food line at the Burger
Haus. Representatives of the US and the French press attend a comically bizarre grand opening, which features the introduction of a “Black Benji Diepfrye”. This wildly
successful effort unfortunately does now attract the serious attention of the local police. He finds himself under increasing pressure, as a mysterious representative of what he
thinks is the FBI arrives and persuades him to join the government’s anti-terrorist effort to prevent the city from falling into the hands of a Al Queda/Neo-Nazis cabal. He agrees to help but finds himself lured into the hands of the terrorists and thrown into jail.
While this is going on, he encounters his old girlfriend from college, the flower child daughter of George Lincoln Rockwell, the infamous leader of the American Nazi Party in
the 1960’s. He speaks up for her in court, where she is on trial for having sex with one of her students. His rousing courtroom speech in her defense and in the cause of 60’s style “Free Love” gets her a reduced sentence, but still lands her in the cell opposite him, while awaiting her assignment for community service. A female Afro-American employee of the Burger Haus devises a plan to spring both the former executive (our assistant to the assistant manager, Adolf Hitler, the pretender) and his girlfriend from jail, revealing herself as an undercover FBI agent in the process.
A race against time ensues, with our former executive, the FBI agent, girlfriend and French Ambassador rushing against time to a grand opening of a health spa at a new highend l uxury housing development, outside the city. The city government, run by undercover neo-Nazis in alliance with the Al Qaeda, plan to kill all the new residents of
the housing development, having already replaced the local police presence in the cityneighborhoods by ex-East German Secret Police, brought in to the USA under a Special Refugee Program.
A climatic scene takes place wherein our former executive, overcoming his guilt for the death of his company employees in the 9/11 attack, confronts the neo-Nazis/Al Qaeda by at once acting out the role of Adolf Hitler and at the same time rejecting that role. By a clever ruse, he saves his neighbors from a horrible death by poison gas. But the terrorists launch one last desperate attempt to kill the now-redeemed executive and make his victory a bittersweet one.

  • Marshall S Ferrin
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  • Quarterfinals, screenplay contest, 2005.
  • Quarterfinals, the Writer's Network, 2007.
  • Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Underground Film Festival, 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    June 22, 2019
    Honorable Mention
Writer Biography - Marshall S Ferrin

BIO – Marshall Ferrin

Marshall currently writes for the film, TV and VOD industries. He has a diverse, international background. Marshall “ground truths” his scripts by use of an extensive Readers Group composed of film industry professionals and outside the industry individuals.
His work to date:

TV Pilot and Mini-Series Episode:

"Death of a Revolutionary", The Reign of Terror consumes its radical founder.
Eleven additional episodes mapped out.
Best Script, West European Fusion Fest Competition, Brussels,


“Lulu”, Trust fund 30-something can't snag a guy, so she hires an "escort lady" to teach her how
"Reenactment", Civil War Reenactors get their wish to fight in a real battle.
Finalist, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Screenplay Competition,, 2018
Finalist, Virginia Screenplay Competition,, 2006
Quarterfinals, screenplay contest, 2005,
Quarterfinals,, 2005,
Quarterfinals, the Writer's Network, 2007 and 2009.
"Homeland Security", executive loses his entire company to a terrorist attack and vows revenge.
Quarterfinals, screenplay contest, 2005.
Quarterfinals, the Writer's Network, 2007.
Third Force of fanatics stand between Richard the Lion Heart and Saladin, Chief of the Muslims, in their battle for control of the Holy Land.
Mentors: Sarah Chen, Chief Story Analyst, American Screenwriters Association, Khris Baxter, Professional Screenwriter, co- author of “Outrider”, currently in development, Willie Hagen, Writer,

Directing (Stage):

"At the Gate", by L. Pirandello, University of Syracuse, 1973.
"Dandy Dick", by A.W. Pinero, University of Arizona, 1974.


Drama Critic, American University "Eagle" newspaper, American University, Washington, DC, 1975.


Play- "The Tragedy of King Richard I", Genre: Political Satire, 1972


Sir Joseph Porter, "HMS Pinafore", Summer Savoyards, Binghamton, NY, 1971
Keepsake Diamond Ring Commercial, Syracuse, NY, 1972
Court Official, "Galileo", by B. Brecht, with Howard da Silva, Syracuse Repertory Theater, Syracuse, NY, 1973.
Captain Blake, "Tecumseh", Chillicothe, OH, 1974.
Managing Editor, "The Front Page", University Theater, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1974.


Screenplay Workshop, "Story", Robert McKee, NYC, NY, 2003.
Screenplay Writing Retreat,, Idyllwild, CA, 2005
Summer Workshop in Shakespearian Acting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England, 1972.
Post-Graduate courses in Theater and Film, Syracuse University and University of Arizona, 1972-74.
Playwriting Workshop: Lee Strasberg and Ute Hagen, NYC, NY, 1973.

B.A, International Studies, American University, School of International Service, 1972.
M.A. International Development, American University, School of International Service, 1978.


Advertising Director, "The Pirates of Penzance", the Summer Savoyards, Binghamton, NY, 1973.


Current Positions:
Captain and Owner, sailing yacht, LIASON, based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, in yacht charter service, 2018 to present.
Small Business Coach, The Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Kingston, Jamaica, 2018 to present.

Capacity Building Specialist: Project Management in support of Aquaculture, Agriculture and Tourism, Office of the Governor, State of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 2016-2018
Regional Grant Fund Manager/Micronesia, Pacific-American Climate Fund, USAID, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands,, 2015-1015
President, Executive Island Tours, A & B, Antigua & Barbuda, 2010-2012
Senior Advisor, Investment, US Agency for International Development, (USAID), Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA), Kabul, Afghanistan, 2010 -2012,
Director, International Business Development, The Mason Enterprise Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1999-2009,
Director, International and VAR Sales, Array Telecom, 1998.
Vice-President, International Sales and Marketing, GlobalCom International, 1996-1997.
Commodities Procurement & Distribution Advisor, USAID, Kampala, Uganda, 1987-89.
Managing Director, Botswanacraft Marketing Company, Gaborone, Botswana, 1981-84.
Rural Industrial Officer, US Peace Corps/Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Molepolole, Botswana, 1979

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