ALABAMA CALLING
        A New Screenplay

                                  by Charles W. Shirriff

                               (based on the novels
               "Spirits  of a Feather & "Souls of a Feather"
                             by Charles W. Shirriff

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Can a 17-year-old Métis boy, running away from his dysfunctional family, survive the evils and joys of the big city? We watch as he encounters crime, drugs, his own First Nation spirituality, the gay lifestyle and finds a rich girl friend.

      ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am the Canadian-born author of a two-volume fictionalized biography ("Spirits of a Feather" and "Souls of a Feather") of a young Métis man I met when he was 17 years old.  These two books, on which my screenplay is based,  document the several years I shared his experiences as he fought his way to survive and create a life for himself in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The young man is of mixed blood (Anglo-Saxon and Ojibway).  A significant part of the script deals with his First Nations background and culture.
The script has a minimum of location changes within one city and could be easily modified to take place in any large city in Canada or the U.S.A.  The script does not include profanity or gratuitous sex and is suitable for any age audience. Because it is reality based, careful type-casting could reduce the need for highly skilled actors and elaborate sets.

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                Enterprise, Alabama

Where Jay's father lives - but Jay doesn't know that. yet.
    ALABAMA CALLING
          An Original Screenplay
                                                     by
                                       Charles W. Shirriff

                                           (based on the novels
                         "Spirits  of a Feather & "Souls of a Feather"
                                        by Charles W. Shirriff