• Jeff Kerr

Under a Desperate Sky


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!



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