Kansas City Jo by James Brosnahan | Script Revolution

Kansas City Jo

A female gunslinger filled with regret for not being there to prevent the rape and murder of her disabled friend pursues her attackers to exact revenge but is always a moment too late, until today.



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Kansas City Jo is the tale of a lone tomboy, Joan Dice, wandering the wild west, tracking down the men responsible for killing one of her dear friends as well as many others. Joan is haunted by visions of her dead friend which both keep her awake at night and push her forward in her quest during the day. The story starts with Joan hot in the trail of the murderers, known as Preacher and Half-Breed, while flashbacks show their misdeed, their murders and their raping. Eventually Joan is reunited with a friend who sets her back on the trail of the criminals, so she recruits a group of fellow gunners to help her in her quest to kill them. Half-Breed dies quickly in a cowardly way but Preacher manages to run away from the building where the final fight was taking place, but Joan manages to pursue and successfully shoot him, finally avenging her friend.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Storyline – Finalist (2018)
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition – Finalist (2018)
Los Angeles CineFest – Semi-finalist (2018)
Independent Talents International Film Festival – Official Selection (2018)
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival – Official Selection (2019)

Submitted: February 2, 2019
Last Updated: December 29, 2020

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The Writer: James Brosnahan

I am a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a published playwright and produced screenwriter. My plays have been produced across the US and Europe. My screenplays have earned awards at several film festivals. I teach writing for film and stage at the high school level as well as writing for change leaders in the business world. I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from the University of Dayton and live in Ohio with my wife and a son with Down syndrome who keeps alive a sense of wonder in the family. I am willing to modify my screenplays to fit budget, talent and location. I hope you enjoy my work. Happy filmmaking! Go to bio

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