Seraphim's Miracle by J.B. Storey | Script Revolution

Seraphim's Miracle

A cynical journalist--who specializes in debunking mysterious phenomenon--investigates an 'alleged' small-town 'miracle', and discovers his own remarkable connection to a magical tale, that might just be the real thing.



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Genre: (Drama/Mystery)
Ben Chambers was a war correspondent. But when his wife unexpectedly dies, his life falls to pieces.

Three years later, Ben is now a jaded journalist who specializes in cynically debunking mysterious phenomenon for ‘Scuttlebutt’; a tabloid magazine-run by his mentor and friend, Selina.

One day, Ben receives an invitation to investigate a small-town fable, directly from ‘Scuttlebutt’s fat-cat benefactor, Phil Knox. Ben reluctantly agrees to take on the investigation, as a favor to Selina, as her business is flatlining, and cannot survive without Knox’s support.

The case itself, is about a Naval Aviator who allegedly appeared in a Townhall/Church on the night of a deadly storm. The townsfolk believe the Aviator was Jimmy Clancy. However, Jimmy was half-a-world away at the time. And more importantly… he was dead.

Ben interviews Jimmy’s friends, family, and other witnesses. He learns how the incident galvanized them to conquer their personal demons, eventually leading them to a place of peace and purpose.

And no matter how doggedly he probes and pries, Ben cannot disprove their chronicle. Which becomes problematic, as Selina and Phil forcefully coerce Ben to debunk the folktale, no matter the truth.

But when Ben discovers his own remarkable connection to the town’s tale, he delves deeper. Because he cannot callously brush aside this astonishing coincidence, despite the potential ramifications.

So, Ben is forced to choose between walking away or writing a fabricated denunciation.

Or… believe Seraphim’s miracle is true. And share their story with the world. Have faith, not everyone is beholden to cynicism and distrust. Maybe, all they crave is a magical tale, written by an improbable person, to captivate their hearts and enchant their souls, with the power of hope.

Genres: Drama, Supernatural Mystery, Magical Realism
Recommends: Screencraft, Stage 32, StoryPros, Launch Pad, BulletProof Coverage, Coverage Ink, Plus, 'Reader Recommended' and 8/10 avg. on 'The Blacklist'.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Stage 32, Drama Screenplay Top 10 Finalist - 2020
Burbank International Film Festival [Winner, Best Original Screenplay, 2021]
AOF Megafest (Finalist, 2021]
LA Motion Picture Festival (Winner, 2021]
Royal Wolf Films (Winner, 2021]
Cinemafest (Winner, 2021]
Creative World Awards (Finalist 2021]
NYISA (Third Place, 2021]
Austin Revolution (Finalist 2020)
SoCal Film Festival (First Place 2020)
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist 2020)
Creative Screenwriting (Semifinalist 2020)
Diverse Voices (Quarterfinalist 2019)
Fade In (Finalist 2020)
Inroads Fellowship (Semifinalist 2019)
ScreenCraft Drama (Semifinalist 2020)
Nantucket (Semifinalist 2020)
RIIFF/Rhode Island (Finalist 2019)
Page Turner - Feature/TV Drama (Finalist 2020)
Launch Pad Feature (Quarterfinalist 2020)
IndieFest (Second Place 2020)
LiveRead/LA (Finalist 2020)
New York International (Finalist 2020)
Pitch Now (First Place 2019)
Screenwriting Master (Semifinalist 2020)
Script Summit (Quarterfinalist 2020)
Scriptation Showcase (Finalist 2020)
Southern California (Semifinalist 2019)
StoryPros International (Quarterfinalist 2020)
WeScreenplay Feature (Semifinalist 2019)
Write LA (Finalist 2020)
Twister Alley Festival (Finalist 2020)
Hollywood Dreamz (Finalist 2020)
NOTE: Contest pushed to 2021
Peachtree Village (Finalist 2020)
This contest is active
Feel The Reel (Finalist 2020)
International Independent (Second Place 2020)
Someday (Finalist 2020)
Chicago Screenwriters (Semifinalist 2020)
Creative World (Quarterfinalist 2020)
ReelHeART (Semifinalist 2020)
Los Angeles International (Quarterfinalist 2019) Feature (Quarterfinalist 2020)
Filmmatic Drama (Semifinalist 2020)
ScreenCraft Fellowship (Semifinalist 2020)
Golden Script Competition (Quarterfinalist 2020)
Atlanta (Quarterfinalist 2019)
Boston Awards (Semifinalist 2020)
The BSA was active in 2020
Fresh Voices Feature (Quarterfinalist 2019)
Sunset Film Festival (Finalist 2021)
StoryPros Awards (Semifinalist 2021)
Sacramento Fest (Finalist 2021)
Sedona International (Quarterfinalist 2021)
L.A. Film & Script (Semifinalist 2021)
Toronto Metropolitan (Semifinalist 2021)
Zed Fest Feature (Semifinalist 2021)
Miami Screenplay Awards (Semifinalist 2021)

Submitted: July 11, 2019
Last Updated: October 6, 2021

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The Writer: J.B. Storey

Once upon a time I dreamed about becoming a 'working writer'. But, life had other plans. Good, enduring plans. So, nowadays I work on being a writer, in my ' spare time '. And every once-in-awhile I get lucky and win an accolade or two. I've also even been blessed with seeing some of my work come to life on screen and stage. But no matter the outcome, I continue to write. As I love the process. It's a constant state of learning and growing. There is nothing comparable to conjuring and crafting a narrative out of the vastness of the imagination. It is a wonderful creative and cathartic outlet that I hope will be a part of who I am, for as long as I am. Go to bio
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