The Wayward Soldiers

Set during the Civil War, brothers enlisted in the Union Army abandon their post and journey across a war-torn America to make it back to their family.

  • Luke Donnelly
    Writer
    The Plantation
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    War, Drama, Historic Fiction
  • Number of Pages:
    89
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    July 15, 2019
    Finalist for Best Screenplay
  • Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    April 4, 2019
    Top 10 Best Historical Scripts Worldwide
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    May 15, 2019
    Top 10 Best Writers Globally
Writer Biography - Luke Donnelly

Luke Donnelly is an independent writer and co-founder of Mixed Reel Productions, a small independent production company for short films located in Toronto, Ontario.

He has received numerous awards and nominations internationally for prior work on his first script "The Plantation".

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Writer Statement

Although the story is partially historic fiction, some of the events that take place in the script did occur. There are historic figures that play a role in the plot but most of the characters throughout are fictional.