Winning WILDsound Festival TV PILOT Best Scene Reading: Victorian Justice- The Case of John Anderson

Written by Philip William Augustine, Jacob Sampson, Alexandra Augustine

John Anderson, escapes from slavery in Missouri via the Underground Railway leaving behind his family. During the course of his escape, he stabs Seneca Diggs, a white man, who attempts to capture him in Missouri. Anderson successfully escapes to Canada, but American slave-catchers follow him and Canadian officials arrest him. Anderson is subject to extradition, but Canadian and British abolitionists seek to prevent him being sent back to Missouri. The life of Anderson hangs in the balance. So too does the security of the entire Canadian black community.


Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Maria: Kyana Teresa
Anderson: Steve Rizzo


By tvfestival

Monthly Festival showcasing new TV Pilots and TV Spec Screenplays. All submissions receive full feedback. Winners get their script performed by professional actors and shown online.

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