Immigrant by Emma Sumlin | Script Revolution


1941. WW2. One family escapes the clutches of the Nazis in order to start a safe life in Toronto. But the danger is always nipping their tail.



Page Count: 



Age Rating:


Brajko Ivanec has just escaped the clutches of the Nazi soldiers in Austria. His first decision is to rescue his family and get them out of this terrorized place. His wife Lena is a loving mother, determined for her children's lives. She and her husband escape to Toronto, Canada, nearly killed along the way. As they begin to start a new life in Toronto, Brajko's new life begins to burden him. He is not accepted because he is not from the same country, and the fear of being deported back to Austria always lurks around them. Their children start school, and are not accepted anywhere. It feels like the world is crashing around them. But no matter the circumstance or the cost, the Ivanec's remain a strong-knit family. They desperately pray that life will not separate them.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

People who have read this have been overcome by emotion and depth. They have told me that it deserves to be shown to the world. I believe stories of immigrants need to be shared with the world. I do not want to settle for a small, cheap company to produce this. I want it to be big so it can reach millions. I know I have it not for sale, but if you are a major producer or whoever working for a world-famous film company please let me know if you are interested. Immigrants matter and I will not settle for anything less until their lives are valued equally to anyone else.

Submitted: July 1, 2020
Last Updated: December 23, 2021

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

Emma Sumlin's picture

The Writer: Emma Sumlin

I am a screenwriter with big dreams. I want to act, but I also love the art of storytelling and drawing an audience into a true circumstance, or the beauty of your imagination. I think the beauty of storytelling is changing someone's perspective of what they thought they understood. If you are interested in one of my screenplays, send me a message and I'd love to consider! Go to bio

More Scripts From Emma

Red Wagon
Two brothers grow closer as life goes on.
Short Drama, Family For sale 10pp
We Were Happy
Noah Rosati struggles over letting his daughter go live with his ex after their recent divorce.
Short Drama For sale 16pp
It's Just Me
Low self-esteem and self-doubting is a theme in Mia Harrison's life as she navigates her way through her senior year.
Feature Drama, Family For sale 97pp
The Dark and the Dangerous
A woman is murdered in cold blood, and if the FBI can't solve the murder, who can?
Feature Crime, Drama, Mystery Example of work only 102pp
As Brilliant As Bramwell
Detective Bramwell embarks on an incredible mystery with a shocking ending...
TV Pilot Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller Example of work only 72pp
Revolutionary Revival
During the American Revolution many lives are lost, some lives that had never put their faith in Jesus. Lives are changed for the better at the cost of sacrifice and chains.
Feature Drama, History For sale 104pp
The Sacred Keys
The most unlikely heroes get swept along a thriller adventure in the fantasy world of Medieval Ireland, obtaining the three Sacred Keys.
Feature Fantasy For sale 100pp
Build My Life
Build My life is about a girl who struggles with the unbearable grief of moving away from her friends. How will she get over it? Will there ever be relief?
Feature Drama, Family For sale 100pp
Graceland Manor
Quaint Graceland is a place of peace, especially for the Reynolds family who live a high and luxurious lifestyle. But when World War I breaks out their family must humble themselves to help others.
TV Pilot Drama, History, Romance, War For sale 60pp
An English woman struggling in life catches onto a mystery that turns out to be more dangerous than she expected.
Feature Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance For sale 115pp