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Fading Numbers

Fading Numbers
An elderly woman recalls her experiences of the holocaust.

The Holocaust can never – should never – be forgotten. But how to keep the lessons alive for posterity, as time goes by and those who lived it age?

In Fading Numbers by Sean Ryan, Auschwitz survivor Alexandria attempts to do just that.  Visited by reporter David, she recounts the harrowing tale experienced by herself, mother Sasha, and little brother Peter. Though now “safely” in the past, it’s a horrific truth to confront – but as Alexandria herself says, one very much worthwhile.

Some believe this part of our history is best forgotten.
But I believe what these events taught us about ourselves...
About the evil of man, needs to be remembered.

As she recounts to David, one memory haunts her even now: her mother pleading through a hole in a camp wall to young German soldier Lucas for help:

This is all that is left of my family.

She pulls her children in closer to her.

Can you help us?
Our families were friends once.
We have done nothing wrong.
Please Lucas...

I can’t. They will...

Kill us? We’re already dying.
I talk to someone one day
and the next day they’re gone.

Sasha grips her children tighter. Lucas looks down at the two children, but quickly looks away.

But they will kill me.

Lucas can’t look at Sasha or the children, but instead looks at the ground.

So much lost – so many years ago. There aren’t many survivors left to tell the tale.

But reporter David has a secret – and a promise he was told to keep…

Though it requires a large cast and some production creativity, Fading Numbers is sure to be a film fest darling. Alexandria’s story very much worth telling. By her… and you, as well.

The Script

Fading Numbers

An elderly woman recalls her experiences of the holocaust.

About The Reviewer

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Chris Keaton, like many deranged people, writes screenplays and actually believes he's pretty good at it. His delusion has brought him to write at least a dozen feature films and numerous short scripts of questionable quality. Several directors have been enabling Chris Keaton's mental illness by actually producing his  screenplays traumatizing unwitting audiences around the globe. And to make things worse he also writes novels and short stories. When will this reign of terror end? If you...Read more

About The Writer

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Sean Ryan is an award-winning screenwriter with numerous credits to his name. Initially known for short film scripts, he made the jump to feature films in 2013. His love for the medium was inspired by his father who introduced him at a young age and his love for film has grown ever since. He first began to experiment with film-making, within the fields of editing and animation before moving onto screenwriting and developing his skills as a visual storyteller. Sean has several feature film...Read more