THE VENUSIAN CHRONICLES
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When the discovery of a spaceship wreck on the Moon strikes people with fear of invasion, a meek Venusian professor must reveal his true identity to stop vigilante attacks on innocent people and steer Earth away from the fate that ended life on Venus.
Dr. Ishi Banesa, a descent of Venusian survivors who escaped to Earth millions of years ago, teaches linguistics at Taos University, passing as a human. His life's mission is to save Earth from the fate that destroyed Venus. When an ancient spaceship wreck is uncovered, Ishi fears his mission will be derailed and he and his grandmother, the last Venusians, harmed. To complicate matters the Dean has threatened his job if he doesn't publish his works soon, works that will out him. He also feels an increasing need to tell the truth to his grad assistant, who is falling in love with him. But when "Space Alien Vigilantes" start harassing and killing innocent humans, mistaking them for space aliens, Ishi can no longer hide his secret. With time running out, Ishi must reveal his identity and divert the danger to himself, or more innocent people will be killed. But will that thwart his plans to help save Earth from runaway warming?
Platinum Remi at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival (2020) in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay category
Best Screenplay in The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Festival (2019) - view their table read of the screenplay at:
1st Place, Feature Screenplay, Zed Fest (2018)
Best Screenplay, Arctic Film Festival (2019)
Finalist in several other contests