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“A certain group of distignuished gentlemen ran your Core through some beta tests. It would have been a glorious cure, maybe even saving millions. But somewhere along the way, someone’s itchy fingers got greedy. And came up with the brilliant idea of modifying your Core so it could infect people. With your Core as the miraculous cure. An ingenuous supply and demand scheme, huh? After that.. Well… Shit hit the fan.”
Maria learns a hard truth how her life’s work has been misused. – from the screenplay “Nano”
The story – synopsis
MARIA (35), a talented nano-engineer living in Tromsø, Norway starts a net-distribution of the CORE with the help of the secretive hacker PING. The Core is a breakthrough in nano-technology and aims to cure 45% of the global cases of lung cancer. Ping makes it clear, once started, the distribution process is irreversible. Despite the dangers involved, Maria approves the start of the distro.
Shortly thereafter Maria is witness to her daughter`s kidnapping. She is forced into a web of lies between the police and the kidnappers. As her story grows too thin, she is incarcerated by the police. But when given a chance to escape from the police she grabs it and goes after her daughter’s kindappers.
This journey leads her into a bottomless pit of greed in the high-tech Biotech industry, where even the most trusted people around her, turn out to be her enemies. Maria also uncovers an ingenious plan of supply and demand, To release a nano-virus and at the same time supply the cure for it.
She confronts the antagonist in a final standoff and is faced with the dilemma of her life. Should she sell out to the Big Pharma, thus save her daughter? But at the expense of countless lives who might be saved by her the Core.
Maria at her most vulnerable in a full-on confrontation with the antagonist. (Image taken from the teaser shot at Wajda Studio)
Diamond Prize (2nd place) – 12th Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards 2014
Honorable Mention Winner – 35th Writemovies Screenwriting Contest 2014
Honorable Mention Winner – 13th Screenplay Festival 2014 (Thriller Category)
Top Finalist – Breaking The Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition 2014
Finalist – Creative World Awards 2014
Quarter Finalist – 7th StoryPros Screenplay Awards 2014
Quarter Finalist – Screencraft Action/Thriller Script Contest 2014
Quarter Finalist – Act One Screenplay Competition 2013
Finalist – Beverly Hills Film Festival 2014
1st Draft Rewrite Grant – Norwegian Film Institute 2014/2015
Treatment Development Grant – Norwegian Film Institute 2013
Script Development Grant – Norwegian Film Institute 2014
Fiction Film Development Program “Studio Prób”- Wajda Film School 2013/2014
Berlinale Co-Production Market – 65th Berlinale Film Festival 2015
Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market – 42nd Haugesund Film Festival 2014
Polish Days 2014 – T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2014
Facing the Audience Workshop – 39th Polish Film Festival 2014
Maria uses the Core to save her own husband. (Image taken from the teaser shot at Wajda Studio)
Tromsø, Norway. The setting for this explosive thriller.