FULL-LENGTH FEATURE

Dill by Elinor TeeleA Black woman living in the time of the American Revolution grapples with love, independence, and her role as a witness in a critical trial.

FILM VALUE

  • Inspired by true events
  • Diverse cast; strong female lead & supporting roles
  • Location possibilities: Canada/Nova Scotia
  • Period costumes & settings

COMPS

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

Initial drafts of this script have received input from a Boston theatre director (Benny Sato Ambush), a UNH historian (Sherard Harrington), and a professional script editor.

A development reading/workshop took place on May 25, 2020 with AEA actors and Elinor is collaborating with U.S. producers & filmmakers on revisions.

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