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The Board


A prisoner takes a parole board hostage to secure a release within one hour. They're turned against one another as the prisoner brings out their own atrocious lives in a bid to get them to convict themselves on camera.


Genre: Drama/Thriller

**SEMI FINALIST - Your Script Produced 2020/2021

**FINALIST -  SWANZ {screenwriters awards NZ} 2016

**FINALIST - Red Planet Prize 2010

"What a hook! What I felt was going to be a pretty standard parole board scene, but when Tasman took control of the situation, everything changed from your run of the mill prisoner gets another stint in the clink scene, to something much more ominous, sinister and terrifying. It really was thrilling”. – Fresh Voices


"You've written a very powerful dynamic dramatic script that delivers the goods. All aspects including strong characters, sparse to the point scene descriptions, edgy dialogue, dramatic tension and well balance structure all hold together well over the length of the script".

- Gerben Cath - Producer/Director (NZ)


Lee Tasman goes in front of the parole board for the fourth time, but this time, holds the board members hostage, embarking on a tirade of careful manipulation, designed to bring out the worst in the people in charge of a release.  They each have something to hide and Tasman carefully dissects their character making them realise that the question of who's good and bad is not an easy one to answer.


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