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RED CRUCIBLE
By Ira Altman

GENRE: Biography, Drama, Historical, Romance, Thriller, War
LOGLINE: A Jewish Communist evades the clutches of the invading Nazis only to be enslaved in the socialist "paradise" of Stalin's USSR.

RED CRUCIBLE

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Ira Altman

Any directors/producers interested in this screenplay, please contact me by email or phone as indicated in the title page of my screenplay. Thank you, Ira

Ira Altman

Any production companies, producers/directors interested in this screenplay, please contact me by email or phone on title page. Thanks, Ira

Ira Altman

Listen to a read through of my script by voice actors. Click on following link: https://readthrough.com/VIP-Talentville-88CYFZ5N

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READERS' RESPONSES TO THE SCRIPT “Red Crucible” is a moving story of a young Jewish man in Eastern Europe whose life is thrown into turmoil during the turbulent years leading up to and encompassing the Second World War. The story highlights a conflicted world for the protagonist, a world that contains economic hardship, anti-Semitism, an unstable family life, and the inescapable cruelties of the times, that the protagonist seeks to survive and, ultimately, makes his way to America. This is a tale that holds promise for providing greater insights into life during these times. Through detailed dialogue and narrative passages, we are given a first-hand glimpse of the difficulties the protagonist faces from his very early years. Abandoned multiple times by his father, he is forced to make his own way. He is faced with haphazard care by family members whose own hardships make them provide for him, begrudgingly out of a sense of obligation. He suffers the harshness of life in an orphanage, and the brutality of confinement by authorities. Ultimately, his life makes a drastic turn as he is among those liberated by American forces at the end of the war. His hope surges and his faith in mankind appear to re-emerge as he sails into New York Harbor. The voice over dialogue that is provided by Hershl is lovely and poetic evoking an emotional response. It plays to some of the internal struggles, concerns, and conflicts of the character and the times. We hear from his own voice his struggles. Visuals such as Hershl’s “teeth chattering ” and frostbitten feet also tug at the emotional heart. Later visuals (page 75) such as: “Suddenly, clouds of mosquitoes attack. They run from spot to spot and look like black ghosts dancing in the gloomy night,” provide for haunting and eerie images. There is plenty of authentic history here, rich with great detail. The passion of the story is heard. We have no doubt, here is a story that could prove to be touching and heartfelt for all. DTF Reader for Afilmwriter.com Screenwriting Contest Hey Ira, Thank you so much for your submission. Your screenplay sounds intriguing and something along the lines of what we are looking for ... Personally, this is a story that I would love to see produced...Please keep pushing to get this screenplay filmed. I genuinely think that it has potential. I would love to watch it in the cinema some day. Daniel Botha Script Analyst Chaosscripts Man, that sounds like a gut wrenching tale. Best of luck with it and your logline and brief synopsis are good. -Phillip Hardy We are interested in producing your script, it will take 6 months before we put it in production. Congratulations! -Anthony Wei 7 Productions Anthony Wei Films (author did not accept offer). I very much enjoyed your story. It was very well written and was a joy to read. It kept me interested, and led me on, page after page. -WDB - Literary Movies This sounds like an amazing story... -Susan Johnston -Founder/Director, New Media Film Festival -President, Select Services Films, Inc. -Casting Director, Susan Johnston Casting Award Winning Producer www.SelectServicesFIlms.com Prior to LA, 5 years with Providence and Rhode Island Film Commissions. Professor Emeritus New Media Judge Daytime Emmys Judge New Media Institute Judge Machinima Legend Series on Machinima in Second Life Speaker on New Media, Social Media and Incremental Monetization in the Digital Space Ira, Your summary has intrigued me and I would love to read the whole script and see if it is something that my group can do - Matthew Mangum, Keepers Universe

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