capturing the stars, 98 min, historical drama
Despite being four months pregnant, Mina flees her abusive husband and must accept a position as a maid in the home of a prominent astronomer. When her employer famously declares that his maid can do better work than the men at the Harvard College Observatory, Mina rises to the challenge. Based on a true story, "Capturing the Stars" shows how a poor immigrant can become a pioneer in the male dominated world of the 19th century, rising from the dust to the stars.
* WINNER - Alfred P. Sloan Student Screenwriting Award, 2012
* HONORABLE MENTION - Sloan/Tribeca Grand Jury Prize, 2013
My hometown newspaper interviewed me about the "Capturing the Stars" in 2013. Click HERE to read.