The Shetlander by Martina Muhoberac | Script Revolution

The Shetlander

A young Scottish fisherman attempts to track down his long lost father during WWII and finds himself in the crosshairs of an international crime syndicate.



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In early 1940, Gunnar, a young Scottish fisherman on the remote Shetland Islands, crosses paths with a violent smuggler who nearly got him killed when he was a child and has returned to spill the secret that Gunnar’s father, who supposedly died twenty-two years ago, is actually still alive. With his deployment into WWII quickly upcoming, and against his siblings’ advice, Gunnar sets out to find their father.

He follows a trail to a London jazz club used by smugglers and makes friends with young jazz musicians and party girl Charlotte, whose lives are all turned upside down by the war. His quest to find his father ruffles the wrong feathers and when someone he loves turns up dead at an event where his father was seen, Gunnar takes on a dangerous job thru Europe in order to find him. Gunnar is soon immersed in a powerplay between splintering factions of an international crime syndicate.

Suspenseful and action-packed, THE SHETLANDER explores a tumultuous time and place thru the eyes of a conflicted hero whose search for truth and identity will find him on a collision course with history.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Top 100 LaunchPad Feature Competition 2020
Semifinalist ScreenCraft Drama 2020
Semifinalist JumpStart Writing Competition 2020
Semifinalist Fimmatic Drama Screenplay Awards 2020
Semifinalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2020
Quarterfinalist ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2020
Quarterfinalist ScreenCraft Action & Adventure 2019

Submitted: April 17, 2021
Last Updated: November 9, 2021

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The Writer: Martina Muhoberac

Martina’s wheelhouse is writing character-driven dramas and dramedies, often revolving around messed-up family dynamics, some of them with thriller elements - - let’s face it, who can resist a good car chase while falling in love with a troubled guy on the run? Martina grew up in Munich and London, but now lives in the Los Angeles area. She came to screenwriting via a background in music. Some of her stories are influenced by having lived in three countries, playing bass and touring in rock bands and later coordinating recording projects for music producers and bands. Martina’s scripts have placed in various top competitions, including finalist and semi-finalist placements. Go to bio

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