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Christmas Dinner (Short Film Screenplay)

Updated: Feb 27, 2023


Two families come together for the first Christmas dinner since the divorce... hopefully it goes better than it did in the past.

Our Review

Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally charged events in anyone's life, particularly after years of being in a long-term relationship and raising children together. Ms. Sterling Jerins' script delves into the devastating impact of divorce on familial relationships. Through a unique approach that includes intimate interviews and close-ups, the audience is able to see the situation through the perspectives of the characters. The script aims to lighten the mood through satirical pieces, but it also recognizes the seriousness of issues such as underage drug use, which cannot be portrayed lightly. Overall, the script is a poignant exploration of the complexities of divorce and its far-reaching effects on those involved.

Writer Biography - Sterling Jerins

Sterling Jerins is a college freshman at Chapman University who took a pause from her acting career to move behind the camera and explore her passions. She has acted in films such as THE CONJURING, WORLD WAR Z and DIVORCE, but now wants to pursue screenwriting and filmmaking in a new way.

Writer Statement

I grew up in the filmmaking world. Initially, I was too young to understand it, but as I grew older I developed a bigger appreciation to what film is. The power of storytelling can transport an audience member out of this world into one where they can be seen, heard, argued with and joked to. It can make you cry and laugh or both at the same time. I started screenwriting at a young age to capture moments of humanity that can connect to audiences no matter their background. I hope to move people, make them laugh and possibly make them cry.

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