300 Years in Paradise

"Three Hundred Years in Paradise"

An American diplomat working the Good Friday peace negotiations is torn between happiness and duty after being plunged into IRA intrigue while also finding love in the arms of the lonely wife of a treacherous IRA informer.

A romantic thriller along the lines of “The Year of Living Dangerously” and "Casablanca" with an ending reminiscent of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.


Contest Winner: Best Screenplay Irvine International Film Festival.

Quarterfinalist (4): Nicholl Fellowship (sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Page Awards, Slamdance, Finish Line.

Semi-Finalist (4): Austin Film Festival, Scriptapalooza, Denver Film Festival, The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards 5.

The church is nearly deserted. Caitríona, occupies a pew toward the rear. Vico doesn't notice her as he passes.

Vico selects a pew in a middle row, slides in, and drops onto the kneeler. He makes a hurried sign of the cross.

Digging something out of his pocket, Vico clasps his hands around the object and squeezes his eyes shut in prayer.

Vico quickly gives up trying to pray and leans back.

He looks at the concealed object in his hand. Closing his eyes, he leans forward and tries to pray again.

After several moments, he gives up again and sits all the way back on the pew. Vico glances around the church.

He catches his first glimpse of Caitríona. She's reading a book. The path left by a solitary tear glistens on her cheek.

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