A frontier farm wife flees a abusive marriage and falls in love with another woman, triggering a deadly confrontation with the vengeful husband who tracks her down.
That's the logline for my screenplay Under a Desperate Sky, winner of Best International Feature at the 2022 Il Varco Film Fund & Screenplay Awards.
I conceived the idea for the story several years ago when I created a gay female character in another western screenplay, A Clear Duty. I found myself wondering what it was like to be gay in the old west. My guess is it was a difficult, perilous road to travel.
Anyway, here is the pitch deck I submitted to the competition. Let me know what you think!