The Accused

Matthew Primous matthewsprimous@hotmail.com 3829251768474

DRAMA YOUNG ADULT SATIRE ACTION CRIME

2000s

Matthew Primous

Logline

A young African American teenager is tried by the American justice system hopelessly. He is a part of a gang that commits the crime but he was not involved and is the only suspect. Justice is pronounced at the cost of almost losing his mentality and life.

Genre

Drama,Young Adult,Satire,Action,Crime

Short Summary

It is nighttime in NYC and the gang's rule running rampant in the ghetto. The bar is where the gang usually meets. Josh is the name of the main character and he's with a fellow gang member, they are chilling at the bar and waiting for their next assignment when they witnessed something.


The teenager is freed but also he is redeemed by the system and he turns from violence to being a productive member of society. The gang member that committed the act turns in and Josh is set free. Josh no longer wants a life of crime and refuses to answer the call to crime again.

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse,Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Josh

Age: 17

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Clumsy,Flexible,Insecure,Naive,Narcisstic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Gang Leader

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy,Confident,Complex,Unapologetic,Secretive,Seductive,Power Hungry,Villainous,Clumsy

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

This story was compared to Arthur Miller's The Crucible. In that, it sees injustice and builds upon it. Miller found the Witch Hunt laws irresponsible and lacking of women's rights and I found the increase in minorities' imprisonment and overwhelming racism vital to the story. We both show the gruesome nature of the injustice, Miller shows the extreme of death and I showed the extreme of losing freedom. This story fits with the times about racial injustice in America and it shows the redeeming value of ex-convicts explaining the prison life and turmoil in the justice system. This story details how simple it is to go to prison and be changed by the system. Its what African-Americans have experienced for years, the brutality of the justice system, where they have been disenfranchised by the system and isolated as the only suspect. This is dedicated to all those who were accused of a crime that they did not commit and to their liberation, whether it be on earth or wherever they may be because this life can be hell and no one could tell how long you will be free. Life in the ghetto can be an ongoing struggle and poverty can lead to gang life. It is time that light be shed on this dire situation and open the eyes of the world. There's hope for the millions born into this situation every day and we can make it better for them if we give them justice and hope. This is my intent with this movie to show the world in which we live and offer hope for the future.

About The Author

10 plays in Copyright library, an International Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter Akademia Film Award winner for Screenwriting, and Akademia Film Honoree for Film of the Year and Filmmaker, Support made possible the existence of 2020 Castrovillari festival, bringing cinema back to the community in one of the most difficult moments that cinema has ever experienced. . Thank you again for sharing your project to us.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

Information not completed

Logline

A young African American teenager is tried by the American justice system hopelessly. He is a part of a gang that commits the crime but he was not involved and is the only suspect. Justice is pronounced at the cost of almost losing his mentality and life.

Short Summary

It is nighttime in NYC and the gang's rule running rampant in the ghetto. The bar is where the gang usually meets. Josh is the name of the main character and he's with a fellow gang member, they are chilling at the bar and waiting for their next assignment when they witnessed something.


The teenager is freed but also he is redeemed by the system and he turns from violence to being a productive member of society. The gang member that committed the act turns in and Josh is set free. Josh no longer wants a life of crime and refuses to answer the call to crime again.

FEEDBACK

This story was compared to Arthur Miller's The Crucible. In that, it sees injustice and builds upon it. Miller found the Witch Hunt laws irresponsible and lacking of women's rights and I found the increase in minorities' imprisonment and overwhelming racism vital to the story. We both show the gruesome nature of the injustice, Miller shows the extreme of death and I showed the extreme of losing freedom. This story fits with the times about racial injustice in America and it shows the redeeming value of ex-convicts explaining the prison life and turmoil in the justice system. This story details how simple it is to go to prison and be changed by the system. Its what African-Americans have experienced for years, the brutality of the justice system, where they have been disenfranchised by the system and isolated as the only suspect. This is dedicated to all those who were accused of a crime that they did not commit and to their liberation, whether it be on earth or wherever they may be because this life can be hell and no one could tell how long you will be free. Life in the ghetto can be an ongoing struggle and poverty can lead to gang life. It is time that light be shed on this dire situation and open the eyes of the world. There's hope for the millions born into this situation every day and we can make it better for them if we give them justice and hope. This is my intent with this movie to show the world in which we live and offer hope for the future.

About The Author

10 plays in Copyright library, an International Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter Akademia Film Award winner for Screenwriting, and Akademia Film Honoree for Film of the Year and Filmmaker, Support made possible the existence of 2020 Castrovillari festival, bringing cinema back to the community in one of the most difficult moments that cinema has ever experienced. . Thank you again for sharing your project to us.

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse,Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Characters

Main Character

Name: Josh

Age: 17

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Clumsy,Flexible,Insecure,Naive,Narcisstic,Lone Wolf

Character 1

Name: Gang Leader

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy,Confident,Complex,Unapologetic,Secretive,Seductive,Power Hungry,Villainous,Clumsy