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Cranberry Beauty

Cranberry Beauty
Two brothers share a room and when of them seems to have an "adult" dream, the other wants to know the details. 

Bunk beds. Many of us experienced those accommodations growing up. What did you get: top or bottom? Were you relegated to the dungeon or were you king or queen – of your room, at least?

It’s nighttime and writer Desiree Nordlund invites us into two brothers’ bedroom. Adel lies asleep in his bottom bunk, dreaming. There she is. Doing what? 

In Adel’s visually rich vision, a naked woman reclines on a bed covered with cranberries. More tart fruit cascades down on her, gathered by her white wings.

Adel approves. In the bed above, brother Tom hears.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time Nordlund’s angel’s made a cameo in adolescent dreams.  Adel confesses everything. But the details he leaves out -

Tom fills in. Ultimately what upper-bunk brother imagines is distinctly different than Adel’s most fevered fantasies. Which colors Tom’s judgment of him… quite a bit. 

An enchantingly crafted short-short, Cranberry Beauty reminds us how sibling annoyances are really I love you’s in disguise. No matter how quirky they get in dreams!

 “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius

The Script

About The Reviewer

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...Nominee, Harold L. Brown, Award of Excellence...

Not long ago, Caroline did the unthinkable: she submitted a first draft to a well-respected international screenwriting contest. 

Well, well, well, it placed. A poorly formatted screenplay with a plethora of typos, Caroline now understands what the judges recognized:

her unique voice as a writer and a good story.  This native New...Read more

About The Writer

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Award-winning writer with several short scripts produced, one with Dick Pope behind the camera. I am aware that though I think my script is outstanding, you may not, and I aim to please you, or there will be no film made. But be aware, there will always be a little of me in every script.

This is the latest short film on my resume: The Third Wish

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