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Seth Yergin

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Seth Yergin
Tampa, United States

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio. A lot of what inspires my writing has come from my experiences growing up. I was raised in a fairly conservative household. Were my experiences traumatic? No. I was lucky enough to have two parents who loved, cared for, and were present for me. That being said, my experiences within the church were... bonkers (to say the least). Have you ever had the privilege of sitting through a pentecostal church service? If not, do it. The churches that my family was affiliated with growing up never quite considered themselves pentecostal, but that's the closest comparison I can make. From the earliest ages, we spent every Sunday Morning, evening, and Wednesday evenings at church. Sunday Morning services were when things got interesting— people openly weeping, passing out, "speaking in tongues", the occasional demon exorcism, claims that Jesus Christ was actually walking through the walls of the sanctuary, and so on. This became very normal to me. As I grew up, I slowly became aware of how perverse and strange this all was. I reached a point where I began to question everything that I was raised to believe. I saw religion poison relationships, poison marriages, and poison people's political ideals. And I became fascinated by it all— by what a belief, deeply-held, can do to a person. 

This fascination eventually lead me to write my original pilot EVANGELIST about a man convicted and poisoned by such a belief. 

My second original pilot, CRITERION, was sort of my way of reconciling spirituality with science.

Bluecat Screenwriting Competition Semi-Finalist. Stage 32 TV Writing Competition Semi-Finalist.

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Scripts By Seth

Criterion
An FBI Agent is recruited into a highly-secretive organization with back-channel ties to the government whose goal is to track down and "dispose of" illegal clones and the machines that created them.
TV Pilot Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 53pp
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Evangelist
A journalist enlists the help of the son of a famous televangelist to reveal the truth about a twenty-year-old cold case and the lucrative business of evangelism— a world fraught with manipulation and corruption.
TV Pilot Drama For sale 58pp
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