Dear Industry Professional,
Hope the world is treating you well!
I have a quirky time travel script called True Story of the Perfect 36 that is a mix of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Super 8. It was a Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist (Family/Holiday Top 25) and a Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist.
Two young sisters reluctantly join forces with a time travel expert and travel back to August of 1920. They must get to Nashville in time to stop a con man who has a plan to keep women from getting the right to vote.
Becca and Maddie, preteen sisters with an innate understanding of time, travel back to Nashville in August of 1920 to fix the timeline. Their mother forbids them to travel alone, so they take along Philip, a guilt-ridden time travel expert from far in the future who happens to have been responsible for breaking the timeline in the first place.
The time travelers must hitch rides on freight trains from Seattle to Nashville and arrive minutes too late to stop Douglas Whitfield, aka Mr. Selfish, from stealing a letter intended for one of the legislators. The theft of a single letter seems a small thing, except this particular letter plays a pivotal role in history. Without it, the Nineteenth Amendment is not ratified, and women never have the right to vote in the United States.
Amid a contentious backdrop that some have called the War of the Roses, and others the Perfect 36, Becca, Maddie, and Philip must fix what is broken before Mr. Selfish can break the timeline for good.
I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, where I learned screenwriting, and an MLIS from the University of Washington, which taught me the value of research. Both were used in the writing of this script.
All the best,
Veronica R. Tabares