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About Christina

Christina Patjens aka Lucie de Jong, is a Germany - (Hamburg) based screenwriter, screenwriting teacher, a several published author in various anthologies with poems, prose and short stories and translator. She has studied screenwriting from 2012 to 2016 with Marie Amsler, a Swiss screenwriter with a MA screenwriting from the University of Bournemouth. Specialized in linear drama who has worked for Bavarian Television and ARTE.

She writes in the genres horror, crime, comedy and adventure. Book adaptations with historical elements, autobiographies and memoirs are the main genre she adapts. The Syrian Jewelry Box, a published autobiography by Carina S. Burns, is completed. Its synopsis is in development.

She is multi-lingual. Translates short stories, short scripts, poems and medical records from German, Spanish and French into English and vice-versa. She also has a rudimentary knowledge in Portuguese and Arabic language. She has a background in medicine and pharmaceuticals. She writes articles for movie websites, blog posts and is an artist for photo grams, screen prints and object collages.


Enthusiast for silent films.

Fan of the great Marlene Dietrich.

Unique traits: Writing in German, English and French. Speaking Spanish fluently and little Arabic. Unfortunately not that good in writing.

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  • Hel's Casino

    Hel's Casino Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A selfish, broken deadbeat on the road, finds his life changed by a deity and gets the opportunity to win a huge sum of money only to realize that the price for the affluence is higher than he expected.

  • Reprieve

    Reprieve Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Three residents at a home for the mental disordered find their lives turned upside down when they encounter a refugee fleeing from deportation.

Awards

  • Roma Short Film Festival. Finalist for Reprieve. Honourable mention for The Devil is an Advocat
    (2021)

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