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HOPE IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOW by Harold Lea Brown

I believe “Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow” speaks to a global shift that has been slowly transforming the makeup of individuals, families and communities, and the struggle to embrace a new world and release the old world beliefs and values that have outlived their usefulness.  The story explores the growing global village of interracial/mixed heritage families and the blurred lines of long held beliefs that we live in a very black and white world.  Racism is man-made, while a world rich in diversity is God-given, as is free-will—the ability to choose the kind of world we want to live in.

 

DEVIL'S VALLEY JUSTICE by Harold Lea Brown

When asked, Harold said "DVJ is a story about two inter generational border families seeking justice.  But at its very core it's about  a widower father running out of time to save any semblance of a family, burdened by the family secret he carries."

 

DEADLY INVISIBLE ENEMIES TECHNO-SERIES by Harold Lea Brown

"When I think about Deadly Invisible Enemies, I think about CSI meets The Fugitive in Cyberspace," Harold said when recently asked. 

 The Deadly Invisible Enemies Series follows one man in his search for the truth, as he evades deadly invisible enemies trying to hunt him down and kill him.

 

20/20: SEARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE by Harold Lea Brown

 

In 2020, the United States’ relationship with Canada is tense/tenuous, and their place/ role in the world is diminished. The Prime Minister of Canada and Chinese President are aggressively pursuing a China-Canada Energy Alliance Agreement, centered on the most actively traded commodity in the world–oil.

"Think about it, you're in your twenties, you complete the project started with your deceased  grandfather  and realize you hold the keys to global independence, only to discover, other people know it too," Harold said.

 

WHITE WATER RESCUE by Harold Lea Brown

 

"I can't imagine anything more devastating than having a fight with someone you love only to realize it will be the last time you will ever see them," Harold said.

In White Water Rescue, Taylor, barely eighteen, a young woman beyond her years, struggles with her sense of purpose and growing feelings of emptiness since her father, mentor and coach, died. The day he left on his last assignment Taylor argued with him about her plans to switch to white water kayaking in pursuit of Olympic gold. Their good-bye was tense and unemotional. It was the last time she saw her father alive, and those final moments haunt her. Her self-imposed penance is to qualify for the Olympic kayaking team, but she loses her bid to qualify.

 

DESTINY OF TAR AND FEATHERS by Harold Lea Brown

 

"Embarrassed by who you are because of  your family--your heritage, some people might laugh, but, we all know deep down, we have had those moments.  In some cases, it's a very deep impactful moment.  Destiny, explores this as a son and father and family, struggle to find a way forward to connect, before it's too late." A Metis lawyer accepts no favors in his drive to prove he fits in the white man’s world. He learns that his partnership hinges on a U.S. corporations' plans to exploit the tar sand, using a U.S. oil refinery with U.S. Presidential backing.  But he discovers he is the token lawyer in the firm--the bigger plans involve his estranged settlement and family, as he learns his Settlement Elder father is dying from the impact of the projects he's asked to defend.

 

 

 

Deadly Invisible Enemies Series by Harold Lea Brown Wins 2016 Best Drama/Action Drama Script at the MarcialCon Film Festival

Posted 9/24/2016

September 14, 2016 – Deadly Invisible Enemies, a techno-thriller, written by Harold L. Brown, is the 2016 Best Script Drama/Action Drama at the MartialCon 1 Film Festival (MFF).

 SYNOPSIS:  A renowned computer security expert loses everything when security is breached at the highest level of government and he enters an invisible underworld where crime and terrorism are a global electronic game played, won and lost one byte at a time.

Thanks so much to MFF and Del Weston.  Congratulations to all the MFF Official Selections, Nominations and Winners.

MFF is the first and only true Martial Arts and Action Film Genre Film Festival in the world.  Created by Del Weston, MFF celebrates and rejoices in movement, action, martial arts, fan films, car chases, races, sports, dancing, making love and anything else having to do with ACTION!   From shorts, to scenes, short shorts, feature films, docs and more, MFF is an amazing new voice in the world of both Film and Action!

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Destiny of Tar and Feathers by Harold Lea Brown Wins 2016 Grand Jury Prize Award Best Screenplay at Barcelona International Film Festival

Posted 9/24/2016

June 21, 2016—Destiny of Tar and Feathers, a political drama feature screenplay, written by Harold L. Brown, has received the Grand Jury Prize for best screenplay at the 2016 Barcelona International Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS:  A corporate lawyer determined to succeed in the white man’s world struggles with loyalties when he’s caught in the middle of his estranged family Metis settlement’s dispute with big oil and government over oil sands rights and jobs.

The Barcelona Film Awards are presented annually to the most original and well-crafted works entered into competition.  Awards include the coveted Grand Jury Prize, Special Jury Prizes, various Best of Category honors and Official Finalist recognition.

Honoring films and screenplays from over 50 countries around the world, the Barcelona International Film Festival awards and recognizes projects from a variety of competition categories including Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Student Films, Animation, Music Videos and Screenplays.

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Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow Wins 1st Place Award at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival

Posted 9/24/2016

July 1, 2016—Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow, a family mystery turned crime thriller screenplay, written by Harold L. Brown has won 1st place in the Feature Family category at 2016 The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, Ohio, USA.

SYNOPSIS: 

A trustee manager, sent to mill town to finalize an estate, encounters a world of complicated race relations and unravels a series of crimes only to discover his true family identity.

 Celebrating 21 years, The “Indie” Gathering Film Festival showcases independent filmmakers from around the world and inspires and encourages them through a competitive showcase. Filmmakers participate in screenings and speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.  The 2016 Indie Gathering runs August 11-14, 2016, Hudson, Ohio USA.

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20/20: Search for Independence by Harold Lea Brown wins Screenplay Jury Prize at 2016 Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival

Posted 9/24/2016

May 2, 2016 —20/20: Search for Independence feature screenplay written by Harold L. Brown, is 2016 Screenplay Jury Award Winner at the North Virginia International Film and Music Festival, running April 21-30, 2016.  The script was also nominated in the Best Drama and Best Thriller screenplay categories.

SYNOPSIS:  An inventor with a “secret” prototype that can replace oil must reassess who he can trust as he struggles to survive Chinese, Canadian and United States forces vying to steal the technology and achieve global dominance.

Organized by filmmakers and selected “Top 20 Best Under-the-Radar Film Festivals of 2016!" by Dream Vacation Magazine,  NOVA  brings Hollywood to the Washington, D.C. area—celebrating accepted filmmakers, screenwriters and musicians with ten days of screenings, music, seminars, forums, panels and black tie awards ceremony.

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Destiny of Tar and Feathers Wins Runner Up Best Dialogue Short at 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival

Posted 9/24/2016

September 15, 2016—Nominated in four categories at the 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival (AOF), including Best Short, Best Scene Short and Best Teleplay, Destiny of Tar and Feathers Digital Series written by Harold L. Brown, has won the 2016 Runner Up Best Dialogue Short Award at the AOF Writer’s Awards on September 8, 2016.

SYNOPSIS: A corporate lawyer determined to succeed in the white man’s world struggles with loyalties when he’s caught in the middle of his estranged family Metis settlement’s dispute with big oil and government over rights, and jobs.

In its twelfh year, AOF is known as the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer, bridging the gap between the industry and filmmakers—featuring top distributors and buyers.   Held in Monrovia California, the festival has earned international acclaim.  Del Weston, Festival Producer, and Theresa Coscarelli-Weston, Festival Director, and their staff are outstanding hosts.

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Destiny of Tar and Feathers by Harold Lea Brown Nominated in Four Categories at 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival

20/20: Search for Independence Screenplay by Harold Lea Brown is a 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Official Selection

Posted 3/17/2016

March 9, 2016 —20/20: Search for Independence, a near future international thriller, written by Harold L. Brown, is an Official Selection of the 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival running from April 1-3, 2016.

SYNOPSIS:  An inventor with a “secret” prototype that can replace oil must reassess who he can trust as he struggles to survive Chinese, Canadian and United States forces vying to steal the technology and achieve global dominance.

UMFF recognizes the power of film to bring history to life, opening windows into other cultures and providing an equal stage for every to culture to show and shine with unique movies that open the minds of film lovers and a place for filmmakers and distributors to pursue cross cultural film.

 

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20/20: Search for Independence Screenplay by Harold Lea Brown a 2016 Canada International Film Festival Official Finalist

Posted 3/17/2016

March 9, 2016 —20/20: Search for Independence, a near future thriller, written by Harold L. Brown, has been awarded Official Finalist at the 2016 Canada International Film Festival, running April 8-9, 2016.

SYNOPSIS:  An inventor with a “secret” prototype that can replace oil must reassess who he can trust as he struggles to survive Chinese, Canadian and United States forces vying to steal the technology and achieve global dominance.

CIFF has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.   The festival showcases a wide variety of North American and International Feature Films to thought-provoking Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Experimental Films, Student Films, and Screenplays.

 

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Harold Lea Brown's Screenplay "DEVIL'S VALLEY JUSTICE" is a 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival Official Selection

Posted 3/9/2016

 February 3, 2016—Devil’s Valley Justice, an action/crime thriller feature screenplay, written by Harold L. Brown, is an Official Selection at the 2016 International Beverly Hills Film Festival, CA.

SYNOPSIS:  An old rivalry between two border families erupts when a drug lord kidnaps a US Marshal's daughter and he saddles up with an eclectic posse and rides into the Sierra Madres to get her back.

In its 16th year, the exclusive Beverly Hills International Film Festival (BHFF) is a world-class event dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging filmmakers in the city globally recognized as the headquarters for VIPs to the motion picture industry.  2016 BHFF runs from April 6, 2016 to April 10, 2016, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Harold Lea Brown's Screenplays Nominated in Three Categories at Upcoming 2015 Action on Film International Film Festival

Posted 9/19/2015

September 14, 2015 – Harold Lea Brown’s screenplays have been nominated in three categories at the upcoming 2015 Action on Film International Film Festival: Best Action Sequence Short or Feature—Deadly Invisible Enemies, Best Comedy Scene—The Joy Stik and Most Ambitious Script—20/20: Search for Independence.  The award winners will be announced at the annual AOF Writer’s Awards Dinner on September 24, 2015.

 Many previous winners are, or have become, produced writers.  AOF is known as the festival of the independent filmmaker and writer, bridging the gap between the industry and filmmakers—featuring top distributors and buyers. 

 Held in Monrovia California, the festival has earned international acclaim and is listed among MovieMaker magazine’s exclusive list of top festivals.  Del Weston, Festival Producer, and Theresa Coscarelli-Weston, Festival Director, and their staff are outstanding hosts.

 

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