Arzamas-16 by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Arzamas-16

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In 1949, a war-weary Soviet army colonel and a by-the-book NKVD agent go into action when communications from the top secret bomb-making city go dead just days after the country tests its first atom bomb.
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On August 29, 1949, the uneasy post-war peace is rattled by the 22 kiloton shockwave of the first Soviet atom bomb test. Now both sides in the Cold War have the ultimate weapon.

But then the Soviet's most sensitive weapons-making city, Arzamas-16, which is not even on any map, goes silent. Is it due to a technical communications problem? A catastrophic radiation accident? A rebellion of Nazi POWs in the nearby work camp?

Or something worse?

And what has happened to the high priority foreign asset who was operating at the facility? As such, this story imagines to shed light on a mysterious period in the flight from justice of one of history's most vile perpetrators of evil.

If you'd like to view the script or synopsis for this sequel-spawning story or cable TV pilot, which includes plenty of firefights, lots of cold war paranoia, a sad romance, and enough grounded medical sci-fi to make that part of the tale seem almost plausible, I look forward to sending it to your attention. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TVYC1G

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: May 13, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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