An original war drama set in 2004 during the insurgency in Iraq when rogue elements attempt to take the reins of the war. Screenplay by Rogue Saint.
A LINE OF SOLDIERS –
Stand at attention. Their eyes mark out a straight line extending into the distance. Light bounces off their chiseled faces. The ground cowers under their towering height. They are everything you want to be. Hard-core. Fearless. Decorated with morals as much as they are with medals. Before your thoughts grace them with even more praise, something –
This isn't an ad for the armed forces. It's not your feel-good story. There's no happy ending, either. Soon, you realize morals are not Velcro-fastened to that uniform. Sometimes they don't fit on it. Unfortunately, sometimes they contradict it. Thinking about it in your living room, cushioned on your favorite sofa, is easy. You make rational decisions. Your choices are clear. But there's only one problem. You're not in your living room. You're in –
That soldier is not just an image anymore. That soldier is you. Decisions are anything but easy. They draw immediate consequences. There's only so much wiggle room before the ultimate choice presents itself to you. It's either loyalty to the uniform you wear, or sticking to your own set of morals. What is it going to be?
Synopsis of Desert Knights:
During the insurgency in 2004, Private Steven James deploys to Iraq with hope and belief in the cause. However, his faith, moral principles, and ethics are tested when he is assigned to a rogue unit attempting to take the Iraq war into their own hands.
Title: Desert Knights
Type of work: Screenplay
Length: 150 pages (about 30K words)
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