About this submission

This is a segment of a feature script I've been working on for the past year or so. As stated in the challenge, this is around the third act and close to the resolution.

This is an LGBTQIA+ coming of age story, but it's not necessarily a coming-out tale since all the characters that identify as such are very secure of their identity even if not everyone has been as accepting.

M is for Marcus, the lead character, a Dominican American 18-year-old who has run from home and into the arms of Caleb and Cam because his father disagrees with his choice of going away to college after he graduates.

C2 is first for Caleb, an 18-year-old classical music child prodigy, who moved to town after a conflict with his stepdad in L.A. Since his arrival in town and first meeting with Marcus he has gotten back into playing the music he had long given up on.

Second part of C2 is Cam, an 18-year-old, non-binary, Instagram micro-influencer who is Caleb's best friend and life partner. They are very colorful and optimistic, they love Caleb and have grown quite fond of Marcus.

Love is what the story is mainly about, the power of it when we find it, and our mission to keep what is ours close to us even if it challenges others POV's.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
My name is Dilia Oviedo, I'm a 33 year old Dominican Artist. I first got my start in the world of art as a child, I participated in many plays as an actress and also behind the scenes in school productions, did ballet and also took part in various art camps throughout my childhood. At the age of 9 I got my first photo camera and suddenly it was attached to my hand, I would document anything and everything that captured my attention. As a hobby I was also a movie lover, my first job at 15 was in a video rental store called "Home Videos", I used to sneak out of school every day to just go there and watch movies, I spent so much time there that they hired me, I loved being able to see movies and getting paid for it was an added bonus. As I got older I felt this huge need to find a creative outlet for some of the ideas that popped into my head, but being from Dominican Republic and not wealthy made it so that certain dreams seemed a bit out of reach, I kept taking pictures and I was known with my friends for my movie nights, as I worked a a rental store I also started collecting DVD's a collection that now holds 450 titles many of which got their start at Sundance. I studied languages and for a brief period lived in Brasil with my then diplomat father, I studied culinary arts and luck blessed me when I got the chance to go to Barcelona to study photography. In 2008 I made my way to Barcelona and there I finally got a chance to express myself through visual art, I created concepts for my shoots, little narratives behind the still frames and slowly I felt myself wanting more, needing more than just still frames. I've experimented with small videos, little moving narratives to go along with my still frames. After I came back to the Dominican Republic in 2012 I began teaching and also writing, this need to express myself further led me to take various online screenwriting courses, I also decided to pursue further academic knowledge in regards to film producing from the New York Film Academy in 2017. Currently, I am developing various screenwriting projects and working for a Dominican production company where I'm learning about the casting process and all the goes on behind the scenes to make a movie.

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