Inspired by true events, a circa 1960 Miami disc-jockey gets caught in a Cold War geopolitical firestorm when he teams with a Mob-connected operative to organize a covert flight into Cuba.
2018 © Jennifer Dana Deane
“History strapped to a runaway train…. This script is just about flawless.” -BLUECAT 2019
“A riveting and engaging dramatic adventure, telling an incredible true story that deserves to be shown on the big screen.” -THE BLACK LIST 2019
“The dynamics between the characters and their relationships are palpable and authentic.” -AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018
“A taut thriller that never lets up with unusual fresh action, extremely tense moments, populated by brave, distinctive characters.” -ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS 2018
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to QUARTER FINALS of the 2020 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM Screenplay Competition.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to QUARTER FINALS of the 2019 SCREENCRAFT PUBLIC DOMAIN Screenplay Competition.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to QUARTER FINALS of the 2019 BLUECAT Screenplay Competition.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Screenplay Competition, Drama Feature Category SECOND ROUND.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 Screenplay Competition QUARTER FINALS.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to SCREENCRAFT 2018 DRAMA Screenplay Competition QUARTER FINALS.
ACCIDENTAL PATRIOT advances to SCREENCRAFT 2018 ACTION & THRILLER Screenplay Competition QUARTER FINALS.
A police officer uses his access to personal data to stalk and assault women.
2019 © Jennifer Dana Deane
SMOOTH CRIMINAL (Volumes 1, 2, & 3)
An adolescent hoodlum’s desire to be a superstar recording artist takes him to the fringes of organized crime where a failed extortion leads him to his true calling. When the CIA needs recruits to carry out dangerous spy missions their polished agents would rather not do themselves, the hoodlum turned inmate is found languishing in the Miami-Dade County Jail awaiting trial. Street-smart, confident to the point of being cocky, and extremely intelligent, he is sprung out of jail to be sent on top secret missions dating from the Bay of Pigs through the Fall of Saigon all while blatantly building a drug and crime empire from Florida to New York.
Adapted from the book based on a true story Smooth Criminal, A One-Man American Crime Wave by Bill Deane.
2013, 2014, 2015 © Jennifer Dana Deane