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Dill by Elinor TeeleAmidst the turmoil of the American Revolution, a young African woman grapples with love, independence, and her role in a New England trial.

Inspired by true events.

FILM VALUE

  • In development with TCGT Entertainment
  • Roxbury International Film Festival: Daily Reads Selection
  • Diverse cast; strong Black female lead & supporting role for a Nigerian actress
  • Crossover of current & historical themes

COMPS

POSITIONING STATEMENT

Dill is a unique 18th century period piece about the experience of African women in a time of slavery and revolution – a romantic New England love story with a deeply political undertone.

SUMMARY

Dill has spent her entire childhood as an enslaved person in a Massachusetts family, trapped in a world of in-between. But liberty is in the air and Dill is ready to assert her independence. When she begins a love affair with the new minister, she sets in motion a chain of events that will lead to a stunning – and unexpected – conclusion.

DEVELOPMENT

Consultants

Initial drafts of this script have received input from:

Readings

  • A private reading/workshop took place on May 25, 2020 with AEA actors & Boston-based producer Nerissa Williams Scott.
  • A public reading of the first act with a talkback took place on June 22, 2021 at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
  • An Investor Reading is being scheduled for late September 2021.

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