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The Axeman (a Ten Minute Screenplay)

Updated: Feb 28, 2019


Inspired by a true story. It's 1919, and a family of Italian immigrants battles prejudice and the infamous Axeman of New Orleans.



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It's 1919, and the infamous Axeman of New Orleans has just claimed another two victims, hacking them to death in their sleep. The victims, Thomas and Sofia Rizzo, are the latest in a string of Italian immigrants to be targeted. The story follows fellow Italian immigrants and grocery store owners, Frank and Luisa Moretti, and their daughter, Chiara, as they battle prejudice, and the now ever-present threat of the Axeman.


Original Ten Minute Screenplay by Graeme Keeton.


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