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LITTLE RED ROOSTER

What to know: Addresses the profound effect of nurturing over possessive jealous encouragement.
LITTLE RED ROOSTER is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
114 minutes
Screenplay
DIANA SHOYKHET
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This script deserves KIDS FIRST! endorsement and acceptance by the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. It addresses the profound effect that nurturing over possessive, jealous encouragement makes on a young child or teenager. The sequence and action have an inevitable ripple effect. When presented with choice, a child cannot help but act out the values of the adult in charge. Perhaps, in this script. Favio Jr. could be made a bit more sympathetic when led off to juvie as his lies are uncovered. He needs a chance. The script opens with an innocent situation with a happy family who possess something unique - a very old rooster named Deborah. Deborah is like gold to an impoverished youngster looking over from another trailer. He steals it and his father approves. He protects his father's illegal egg producing business. Things go downhill. The wrong boy, grandson Patrick, is sentenced to juvie. Patrick uses his wits to make friends and tackle unpleasant tasks. Teamwork is what counts. His rescue comes from his ex-war vet Grandma who, in a blaze of glory executes his escape, but not without the evidence to prove her grandson's innocence to the judge. The rooster is recovered. They celebrate. Father and son go to their respective jails. Fade out.

In this reader's mind there is wondering and hope that Favio Jr. will find some tools with which to change his outlook and approach to the life that awaits him. I give Little Red Roster 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Juror #11.

This script deserves KIDS FIRST! endorsement and acceptance by the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. It addresses the profound effect that nurturing over possessive, jealous encouragement makes on a young child or teenager. The sequence and action have an inevitable ripple effect. When presented with choice, a child cannot help but act out the values of the adult in charge. Perhaps, in this script. Favio Jr. could be made a bit more sympathetic when led off to juvie as his lies are uncovered. He needs a chance. The script opens with an innocent situation with a happy family who possess something unique - a very old rooster named Deborah. Deborah is like gold to an impoverished youngster looking over from another trailer. He steals it and his father approves. He protects his father's illegal egg producing business. Things go downhill. The wrong boy, grandson Patrick, is sentenced to juvie. Patrick uses his wits to make friends and tackle unpleasant tasks. Teamwork is what counts. His rescue comes from his ex-war vet Grandma who, in a blaze of glory executes his escape, but not without the evidence to prove her grandson's innocence to the judge. The rooster is recovered. They celebrate. Father and son go to their respective jails. Fade out.

In this reader's mind there is wondering and hope that Favio Jr. will find some tools with which to change his outlook and approach to the life that awaits him. I give Little Red Roster 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Juror #11.

A young boy takes on the school bully in an egg-eating competition in order to win back his grandmother's rooster
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