AFTER THE STORM
by Richard Willett
Based on the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Drama | True Story
Logline: Stricken with polio in his thirties, Franklin Roosevelt resists identifying with the “crippled,” but then finds new life and hope within the community of handicapped people who pilgrimage to his hideaway in Georgia
Richard Willett was born in Hollywood but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He spent several years as a playwright in New York City before recently returning to Los Angeles. His screenplay THE FLID SHOW was a semifinalist in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships competition (top 50 out of more than 7,000 scripts) and has been optioned twice, and his screenplay 9/10 was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2011 (top 30 out of almost 7,000 scripts) and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist in 2010. It is currently in development (see www.910movie.com).
He has also been a Nicholl quarterfinalist (2014) and has second-rounded in Austin ten times. His stage plays have been presented off-off-Broadway and at theaters across the country. Other honors include an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship; a Tennessee Williams Scholarship; grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (among others); designation as a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab; and showcasing with a featured screenplay in the IFP Market in New York. His plays TRIPTYCH, 2B, and THE FLID SHOW have all been published by United Stages.