Blame It On The Bossa Nova (Lower East Side Story) by Mark Bowes | Script Revolution

Blame It On The Bossa Nova (Lower East Side Story)

After undergoing electroshock therapy, a closeted playwright tries to rebuild his life, only to be undermined by his conniving sister, who plots to cut him from their inheritance and send him back to the sanitarium.



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Roadmap Writers - Wise Words Writing Contest - Finalist 2017
International Independent Film Awards - Official Selection 2017

Submitted: May 3, 2021
Last Updated: November 9, 2021

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The Writer: Mark Bowes

As a teen, Mark spent Summers making his own Super-8, stop-motion animation, which resulted in him catching the filmmaking bug. Exposure to 70’s disaster films cemented his desire to pursue film as a career. Mark's interest in the periphery drew him to punk, then performance and a stint in Chastity, a heavy-metal drag band in San Francisco. Studying filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago followed soon after and his first short film, Get Happy or The Night Judy Garland Started A Riot , screened in numerous film festivals around the world, from Montreal to New York, Glasgow and Tokyo. Since college, Mark taught English in Japan, started a company creating promotional videos... Go to bio

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