Script File


Format: book/ mini-series pilot
Genre: True historical drama 1190 York, England
Comps: A medieval story of a Jewish massacre – Masada meets Braveheart
Logline: When a naïve Jewish teen is tricked into falling in love with a Christian nobleman’s son, she sacrifices herself to win her sister’s freedom and life as all around them die in the 1190 York massacre.

  • Serita Mendelson Stevens
    see IMDB - The Unborn Witness, Promises Maid and over 40 published books, scripts, and adaptations
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Writer Biography - Serita Mendelson Stevens

Serita Stevens is an award-winning writer of numerous published books. Her first books sold over 100,000 copies. She studied screenwriting at Columbia College (Chicago) and received her master’s in writing from Antioch University in London while doing her student teaching at Oxford. She loves helping animals and adopted her daughter as a single mom from Romania. Working with CBS, she helped uncover an illicit hospital scheme. As a forensic nurse, she helps domestic violence victims and works as an expert witness for the court. She provides help with medical, poison, and forensic issues for other writers/producers. Serita has adapted many of her books and stories for the screen and has placed in many competitions including the Page Awards and the Nickelodeon fellowship. Writing in many genres, she loves making history come alive. Several of her scripts have been optioned. Her short “The Unborn” stars Sydney Sweeney (age 13). More can be read about Serita Stevens at and IMDB Serita D Stevens.

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Writer Statement

Why me – I have always been fascinated with Jewish history and when living in England for my master’s I found out that the rabbi’s had put a curse on York England for the massacre that happened there…so naturally I went and visited the site of Clifford’s Tower and where Baron Malabestia – who planned the riot – would have lived. Then I researched it in depth at the British Museum Reading Room with original manuscripts from Richard the Lionhearted etc.
Everything in this story with the exception of the fictional family – Isaac and his daughters, his son-in-law and Simon the Baron’s son are real.
I am also finishing the book for this now.