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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR


This script was inspired by a deeply disturbing personal experience. While walking in an affluent area, my husband and I, who are both Hispanic, were presumed to be criminals and threatened with gun violence. I decided to channel the pain and outrage of the situation into art.

My hope was to write a compelling plot and character-driven crime mystery/drama that touches on gentrification, racism, and classism, while laced with faith and hope.

LOGLINE:
A brazen murder in an affluent community turns everyone into a suspect…even a cop investigating the crime.

ALT LOGLINE:
A disgraced New York detective becomes intrigued by a double homicide case in California that may be linked to dirty cops and politicos.

SYNOPSIS:
When a former NYC detective with a checkered past comes to California to live with his adoring daughter, he begins to unravel the shocking truth about a murder that rocked her idyllic community. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he unwittingly puts her in.

TONE:
This modern crime mystery is meant to have a charmingly nostalgic storytelling vibe, which should appeal to a diverse audience.

The story also has tons of heart and will ultimately uplift and unite people.

Thanks so much for your time, and enjoy the read!

Sincerely,
Jean

P.S. - I'm both humbled and honored that the script has achieved a few accolades which can be viewed via the awards tab above.

For a complete list of accolades and awards achieved for scriptwriting, filmmaking, and commercial video editing/production, please scroll down on the following page -

https://www.stage32.com/jeanbuschmann

  • Jean Buschmann
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    116
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2019 StoryPro Int'l Screenwriting Contest

    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2019 Near Nazareth Film Festival

    FINALIST
  • 2019 LAUNCHPAD Screenplay Contest

    first round pick
  • 2020 Nostos Screenwriting Program Selection
  • 2020 Richmond Film Festival

    Quarter Finalist
  • 2020 Chicago Screenplay Contest

    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2020 New York Screenwriting Competition

    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2020 Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Competition

    FINALIST
  • 2020 Circus Roads Screenplay Contest

    FINALIST
  • 2020 Screenplay Festival

    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2020 Oaxaca Film Festival's Screenplay Contest

    FINALIST
  • 2021 The Macoproject Film Festival Selection
    New Your City, NY
    July 10, 2021
  • 2021 LA Indie Screenplay Contest Selection
    Los Angeles, CA
  • HOT 100 SCREENPLAY LIST Selection
  • 2021 Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest

    SEMIFINALIST
  • 2020 Four Corners Screenplay Festival

    Selection
  • 2021 Santa Barbara Screenplay Contest

    Honorable Mention
  • 2022 Indie Cinema Awards

    Semifinalist
  • 2022 FaithFest Screenplay Contest Selection

    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Jean Buschmann

Born & Raised in NYC -- SF Bay Area / Silicon Valley resident for decades -- recent transplant to San Marcos

Multicultural -- Multilingual -- Devout researcher of history's mysteries and esoteric knowledge -- Nature Enthusiast -- Wanderluster -- Free-thinking, mind-speaking, lover of laughter and life...and accidental person of faith.

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Writer Statement

I would love to script riveting, socially relevant stories that create memorable and meaningful films.