Very happy to share that my screenplay RECTIFIED: AN APOCRYPHAL HISTORY OF BOURBON is a finalist for the SLOAN/CMU screenwriting competition! I will be doing a speedy rewrite and the revised version will be in consideration for the competition.
I was so delighted to get a GUSH grant from CMU to help support my travel to Kentucky to research the historic bourbon industry for my upcoming alt-history science screenplay!
The screenplay is still in the research/development process but I know that I want it to be set in the early days of American Whiskey production around the 1830s, which is a time before a lot of the industry was documenting everything they were doing for posterity. To try to get a sense of Kentucky around that time, I visited 10+ distilleries (I seriously lost count) as well as a barrel-manufacturer, a historic house, the whiskey museum, and spent a night in the historic Shaker village!