If Not For You by Deenur _ | Script Revolution

If Not For You

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The real life experiences of a woman growing up in 1969 Mississippi.
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Two girls meeting in 1969 in Jackson, MS realize that the difference in their skin colors makes no difference to their friendship, as they overcome a culture that sees their color, and not their hearts.
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“If Not For You” tells the story of two best friends who find their way in life in the south during integration as a whole new world opens up for people of color. Sondra and Catherine come from two very different worlds in the unlikeliest of times. Their friendship faces racism, poverty, and heartache. But it also discovers faith, happiness, miracles, redemption, love, marriage, and children.

Sondra, a fiercely independent black woman, who has suffered so much, sees a new path in a new culture. She teaches Catherine what it means to have traveled a much different road during childhood.

Catherine, a white woman of privilege, almost lets resentments of a southern past, and distrustful husbands, pull them apart, as they hold on. But even a deep and abiding friendship can’t overcome a cancer diagnosis, and one of them must learn to go on in life without the other.

Co-written by Kathleen Mazzanti, the little girl on which one character is based.

About me: In addition to completing 11 screenplays (with 3 receiving a contract), I have written two novels (one for which I received a contract), and numerous short works (two with a contract).

Submitted: July 2, 2019
Last Updated: February 8, 2020

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Screenwriter, author, all around good guy. Passionate about strong plotting and characterization. I see way too many character violations for the sake of moving the plot along. If the writing is strong and thoughtful, it will move the reader/viewer along, engaging them, pulling them in, and making them fans. My work has been read and vetted by B-movie film legend Bill Rebane, actor Joseph C. Phillips, and producer Jeff Faehnle. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11122306/ Go to bio

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