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New Cross


As WW II nears its end, members of a poor family in London's home front struggle to maintain their good spirit amidst a barrage of horrific, space-age weapons unleashed by the Nazis.


Drama, Family, History, Romance, War (Rated PG)
96-page feature screenplay (also formatted as 60-minute pilots)
4-page synopsis
$10+ million budget
© 2010-2023


This is a fictional treatment of a tragic historical event, much like Cameron’s "Titanic".

The climax follows events up to November 25, 1944, when a single Nazi V2 ballistic missile devastated a department store on New Cross Road in Britain. It was the single worst bombing of the entire blitz on English territory, with 168 killed and hundreds injured:

http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1940s-newcrossmemorial.htm

So, similar to Jack and Rose on the Titanic, my story's widowed mother Elsa, her daughters Rebecca, 20, Maggie, 16, and son Sam, 9, didn't really exist. But ordinary people just like them did. As the seemingly never-ending conflict that was WWII dragged drearily on, they faced down the fearful, new, relentless missile threat with courage, humour and the undying love of family.

"New Cross" is also a story that hasn't been told! In my research, I found only a collection of survivor's stories, and a documentary.

This war-time story could be done in one of two ways: As a big-budget Ridley Scott reenactment, or the lower budget BBC television movie take, with plenty of archival footage, shot in the older parts of Britain that remain.

Major Characters/Casting Possibilities:

Children:  Rebecca Wallington, 20 years, Maggie, 16, and Sam, 9
Mother Elsa, 41
Charley, 20


Accolades:

Honorable Mention (London Movie Awards)
Nominee (Golden Nugget International Film Festival Autumn)

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