2020-21 Features Lab
Our inaugural 1497 Features Lab took place virtually in 2020-2021. 5 Mentees with 4 scripts were selected to move through the Lab.
Toby Fell Holden – White Lies – The lies of a charismatic but troubled teenager living in a coastal town beset with civil unrest, finds herself caught between a fractured community and the allure of a new Muslim student.
Sofian Khan – The Ones We Left Behind — An African-American soldier, Cole, struggles to help his friend Shah, an Afghan interpreter who saved Cole’s life, to find safety in the aftermath of war.
Swetha Regunathan – Sundarbans – An adrift young photographer finds an anchor in her father over a sweltering summer in the Sundarbans – a rough-and-tumble delta region in West Bengal, India – after she discovers he’s going blind and battling both human and unhuman forces that threaten to sink paradise forever.
Kaushik Sampath & Prashanth Vanchy – Qualia — When a 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy discovers that her astrophysicist father had secretly made contact with an extra-terrestrial intelligence, she’s pursued by government agents that lead her to uncover an extraordinary truth, threatening her very existence on earth.