INSIGHT Hell on Earth

A True story


Based on a true story of an eight year old Christian girl who is separated from her family and mistakenly sent to Auschwitz where she is watched by a Jewish Women scheduled for extermination."

About The Story


This story was designed to give a Christian point of view to the Jewish Holocaust.
Although Auschwitz is a main point in the story we tried not to make this a traditional Holocaust film. This story is more a WW II action "Movie". Our goal was to show human spirit and determination for survival. This script has also been a top finalist in three recent screenplay contests. Here’s the pitch:









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The Pitch


The Pitch
1942 Nazi’s invade a Russian harbor town capturing eight year old Klarisa Ananian’s parents. The Family is transported to a Warsaw train station to be shipped to a forced labor camp. At the train station Klarisa is separated from her parents and mistakenly placed on train headed to the Auschwitz. Her Father Ashot fearful of her eventual demise volunteers himself to the Nazis and is forced to remove gold crowns from emaciated corpses. After a few weeks of horrific work he finds Klarisa and is able to miraculously gain his way out of the camp. Separated from his wife and infant son Ashot must reunite his family and lead them through one frightful obstacle after another. Placed into physically grueling, life-or-death experiences in which they are, pitted against seemingly insurmountable odds. Klarisa and her family find the resources within themselves to prevail against the circumstances and ultimately arrive to the Promised Land “America”.


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Story coverage

 
Based on the true story of a young girl named Klarisa and her Armenian family who must overcome the horrors of World War II in hopes of making a better life.
 
Strengths: This is an unbelievable underdog journey that also happens to be based on a true story which makes the conceit all that more compelling. This is the very definition of the theme War is Hell. From the start, Klarisa and her family's way of life is imploded as a result of the war with the Nazis pressing forward into Russian territory. Forced from their home and taken into Nazi custody; the family is then placed into separate concentration work camps including Auschwitz. Although it is nothing seen before; the screenwriter captures the horrors of the camps between the mass genocides and of course the burning bodies which paints the horrors of the setting. In one heart breaking scene, Ella naively goes into the showers only to be gassed. Unbelievably, Ashot is able to reconnect with Klarisa and together they find a way out. The physical stakes of the journey become no less easier yet by the end the resolution is all that more satisfying. Screenwriter captures the era through various landscapes which help create visual juxtapositions.
 
Logline: A tight knit Armenian family gets sucked into the horrors of the Nazis in World War II when young KLARISA is taken to Auschwitz after she is mistaken for a Jewish child and they all must work together if they want to survive.
 
Strengths: So much is thrown at this family across all three acts and it really helps to keep the audience engaged throughout the story. Every step of the way has horrific implications and possible outcomes and the plot is engaging as it always seems like the next issue will stop up Anna and Ashot. By the time they make it to America it's amazing how much they've been through... even down to the shark. Early on the addition of the graphic raping that Krause does really helps to raise the stakes of the story as well as pull out more of a voice for Anna for the audience. Up until that point we're with Ashot a lot and start to get what makes him tick, but this helps develop Anna. Klarisa is a well-developed character for someone that we see from a very young age all the way to a grandmother. The shots of what she had been through are powerful in the third act and at the end of the day that happiness of things that come once they make it into America and get to LA is very satisfying after the wild ride the audience has taken with them. One of the best things going for this script is how unique the premise is when it comes to the take on a WWII/Nazi Germany genre movie. It functions as an epic biopic about the family and it's very easy to root for them throughout due to what is thrown at them.

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