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In The Spirit

A great little Texas gal finds herself financially pinched between being too old to get a good job and too young to draw Social Security. In the Spirit of friendship, a long dead college buddy appears, leading both women down an emotional path toward an end neither expected.

  • Elaine Smith
    Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars Documentary
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  • Sunny Side Up Festival
    Ardmore, OK
    March 23, 2019
    Best Rodeo Film
  • Franklin International Independent Film Festival
    Franklin, TX
    September 14, 2019
    Best Documentary
Writer Biography - Elaine Smith

Elaine is an experienced writer of nonfiction and creative nonfiction, with a little fantasy and humor added. She has won several awards for her book and documentary "Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars." After experiencing a depressing period of financial distress while concurrently finding success with book and film awards, she was challenged to write a screenplay. "In The Spirit" was created.

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Writer Statement

This screenplay is close to my heart in that it is my experiences and features the spirit of a close friend who succumbed to breast cancer several years ago. With a touch of the supernatural, this story is all mine.