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An Angel Whispers

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A cynical, downtrodden reporter investigates a small-town supernatural tale, that must be believed to be seen.
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There is rumor of a town in the Northeast that on a dark stormy night, ten years ago, witnessed what can only be described as a supernatural miracle. But no one outside of the town knows the true story.

So, Ben Jacobs, a cynical and emotionally distraught reporter goes to investigate the truth, with a secretive agenda of his own.

What he finds, are friends and family that are eager to impart their story and the mysterious truth that changed their town and its people forevermore.

But despite their impassioned and fantastical tale, the question remains as to whether Ben believes. And to do so, he'll be forced to reluctantly accept his profound role in a story that's very much only just begun.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Las Vegas International Screenplay Awards 2019, Winner, Short Screenplay Category
https://www.lviscreenwritingcompetition.com/2019---written-word.html

Independent Shorts Awards, Gold (2nd Place), March 2019
https://independentshortsawards.com/award-winners-march-2019/

American Gem Short Screenplay Competition, 2018, Runner Up
http://www.filmmakers.com/contests/short/2018_19/win/index.html

Zedfest Screenplay Contest, Short Screenplay Category; Semi-finalist
https://www.zedfest.org/enterzedfestnowscreenplay.html

2019 American Gem Short Script Contest, Finalist
http://www.filmmakers.com/contests/short/2018_19/win/index.html

NYC Indie Film Awards, Platinum Award (2nd Place), February 2019
http://www.nycindiefilmawards.com/winners.html

SoCal 2018 Screenplay Contest, Finalist and Honorable Mention (Top 4)
http://www.socalscreenplay.com/

Screencraft 2018 Short Screenplay Contest, Quarter-Finalist
https://screencraft.org/2018/09/14/announcing-2018-screencraft-short-scr...

Shore Scripts 2018 Screenplay Contest, Short Category, Quarter-Finalist
https://www.shorescripts.com/2018-screenplay-contest-results/

Creative World Awards, 2018, Short Screenplay Category, FINALIST
http://www.creativeworldawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-CWA-F...

Los Angeles International Screenwriting Competition, Short Screenplay Category, FINALIST
https://www.lascreenplayawards.com/2018-spring-results.html

Austin Micro Short Film Festival, Official Selection and Best Screenplay Award Nominee
https://filmfestivalcircuit.com/events/austin-micro-short-film-festival/...

2018 Bluecat Screenplay contest, reader feedback (highlights)

“Overall, “An Angel Whispers” is an uplifting story driven by mystery. Hidden details are carefully revealed as Ben meets each new character. Ben’s character arc is also well developed. At the beginning, he is skeptical of the whispering angel story, however, when he sees the photo and realizes Jimmy is Padre, he starts to become a believer, and seems to transform into the faithful writer the churchgoers need to tell their story. This arc adds depth and meaning to the story, creating a complex and round protagonist.”

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AN ANGEL WHISPERS
"A cynical reporter investigates a small-town supernatural tale, that can only be believed to be seen."

Ben is a veteran journalist chasing a story in the heartlands of rural USA.  Folk in these parts like to talk of a miracle.  The kind that hard-nosed reporters like Ben prefer to avoid.  Yet as the investigation leads him from one witness to another it becomes clear that something out of the ordinary happened here.  

And while no-one can say for certain what they saw, all are adamant on one thing: that what they heard that night was to change their lives forever.

As Ben’s search leads him closer to the truth, he’s forced to accept this story isn’t over.  This is more than copy; this is a test of faith. And in order to come to terms with what happened here, Ben must confront the guilt of his own shattered past.  

Only then can he believe that a tragedy playing out half the world away has the power to bring about redemption.

Jeremy Storey’s An Angel Whispers is a low budget treat for a director looking to make their mark through a dialogue driven story with real heart and soul. Featuring a handful of key players and a solid mystery at its core, this is a beautifully realized short script with universal appeal and the ideal fare for short film festivals.  

Review by Steve Miles
Submitted: February 23, 2018
Last Updated: August 4, 2019
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The Writer: Jeremy Storey

Jeremy Storey, originally hails from the United Kingdom, but now resides in Seattle, WA. He first discovered the joys of writing at school, penning short stories and collaborating on comic books with his friends. Coming from a writerly family, it was clearly in his DNA to tell stories. However, it wasn’t until he graduated University, that he started to dabble in film and stage. Since then, he’s written feature length screenplays (The Immaculate Secret, Rewind, Pink Slip Party), as well as award-winning short screenplays (Cat & Mouse, Wishbone, Tower of Strength) and award-winning stage plays (Last Cup of Sorrow, Wolves at the Door). For Jeremy, writing is a form of catharsis. His... Go to bio

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