English Teacher Michael Begg Honored for Original Screenplays
The 2015 Richmond International Film Festival recently honored English teacher Michael Begg for his original feature screenplay “The Milk Route.” The festival received submissions from talented filmmakers and writers across the U.S., and more than 25 international countries.
Begg’s script was among the 104 Quarterfinalists, 59 Semifinalists, and 26 Finalists before being named one of the Top 10 Official Selections of the festival held in Richmond, Va., Feb. 26 – March 1.
“The Milk Route” tells the story of a real estate developer who capitalizes on the post-Hurricane Katrina destruction in New Orleans, making him despised by the struggling survivors who just want their homes back. When he finds out his childhood mentor went missing in the storm, he embarks on a search that drastically changes his perspective on the tragedy.
“Audubon,” a screenplay written in collaboration with his long-time writing partner Barry Lemoine, was recently honored by the 2015 Mountain Film Festival and the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival. The original script chronicles the early life of artist John James Audubon.
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