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Under the Rising Sun

by Michael McCoy

The screenplay adaptation of his book, 
Through My Mother's Eyes

An American woman struggles to help her family survive captivity in a Japanese prison camp during WWII in the Philippines, only to discover a secret plan to exterminate the prisoners. Armed only with her faith and courage, she has just one chance to save the lives of her family and hundreds of innocent people.

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  • Winner of the "Historical - Period Piece" category in the 2022 Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition

  • Semifinalist in the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition (Top 140 of 5,526 entered scripts)

  • Semifinalist in the 2022 San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition

  • Grand prize winner of the Northern California Screenwriters and Filmmakers Expo Screenwriting Competition, Napa, CA

  • Grand prize winner of the Creative World Awards International Screenwriting Contest, Los Angeles, CA


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