Katherine Barrell screenplay – Actress | Producer | Writer, Wynonna Earp (2016-2021) | Good Witch (2020) | Workin’ Moms (2017-2021)
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Katherine Barrell screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Katherine Barrell’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Katherine Barrell and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Katherine Barrell production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.
PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.
SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.
It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.
About Katherine Barrell’s “Dumbass” Movie
The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Katherine Barrell and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.
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Remember the single, lonely guy? Forget the bar and his buddies. Just show him walking alone in the rain on a deserted street. Thats all you need. Walking alone on a deserted street shows the characters emotional state and the rain reveals his sadness. Parks are often used in romantic comedies to show bright, happy people living and loving life to the fullest. Horrors often use old, creepy houses to evoke fear. A wild river might be used in an action/adventure to assure we have the ride of a lifetime. Take a good look at the locations youve chosen. Are they being used to show or create emotion? If not, why?
What? How can a location evoke emotion? A funeral home might evoke sadness, but thats typical. A pro writer might take this to the next level by holding the funeral outside in the rain. Theres nothing more depressing than a dark, rainy day in a cemetery. Notice how funerals in movies are usually held on a rainy day. This is no coincidence. The writer of the movie knew how to use the location to create emotion in the scene.
Katherine Barrell – Use Location to Show Emotion
Contrast can make an audience break down and cry! A womans husband is killed in Afghanistan. Shes pregnant and loses the baby. This alone is heartbreaking. But lets really tear the audiences heart apart by putting her in a situation with young families and their children. The visual contrast delivers an emotional blow.
ATTACKS AND COUNTERATTACKS
Katherine Barrell – Same as for the hero/ine: the plan may have started in Act I, but here is where we see the villain really working the plan, and often s/he will have to keep changing the plan as early attempts fail. Even if the villain is being kept secret, we will see the effects of the villains plan on the hero/ine.
THE ANTAGONISTS PLAN
The plan may have been stated in Act I, but here is where we see the hero/ine start to act on the plan, and often s/he will have to keep changing the plan as early attempts fail.
by: Katherine Barrell – Actress | Producer | Writer, Wynonna Earp (2016-2021) | Good Witch (2020) | Workin’ Moms (2017-2021)