banner
Storyrocket Number

852-851963918

Intended Medium

Television, Web Series

Language

English

WGA

1863495

Material Type

Story

Funding Platform

None

Location

Mexico

BANISHED takes place in the border town of Tijuana where most "Green Card Veterans" are deported to when found guilty of violating immigration laws. Places like the famous "Bunker" - where our heroine stays - offer veterans in need room and board and help finding jobs and legal advise while fighting their way back home.
Era

Present Day

Share on Google+
316 views
1 Appreciations
0 Comments
Logline

ASTRI is a decorated Gulf War Veteran deported to Tijuana-Mexico despite the U.S. Army’s promise of citizenship more than 15+ years ago.

Synopsis

OUR STORY FOLLOWS ASTRI (30’s), a decorated Gulf War Veteran deported to Tijuana-Mexico despite the U.S. Army’s promise of citizenship more than 15 years ago – unjustly accused of violating immigration laws, she’s suddenly separated from everything she’s ever known, and forced to scrape by in a language she barely understands and in a dangerous place she’s going to have to learn to survive in if she wants to ever see her ill husband and children again.

WE SEE BANISHED as a female empowerment tale - an epic and gritty coming home story about a woman soldier who decides to defy the system that failed her and her family. Our goal with BANISHED is to shed a light on the human side of illegal immigration and the true meaning of patriotism from a fresh angle and through the prism of an unlikely heroine. We envision this story as a stylistically muscular, yet emotional saga in the same vein as SICARIO; but one that stretches from Texas all the way to Tijuana, Mexico, exposing the reality of veterans like Astri who are good enough to serve their country, but not American enough to live in it.


Tags
Comments
Write your opinion about the project
Cast Wish-List
  • Eva Mendes
    Eva Mendes as Astri
    Female 0 Years old
  • Damien Bichir
    Damien Bichir as Popo
    Male 0 Years old
  • Benicio Del Toro
    Benicio Del Toro as Yeyo
    Male 0 Years old
  • Diane Kruger
    Diane Kruger as Susan Stohr
    Female 0 Years old
More about this member
clear
icon

Hello , I'm the Storyrocket Project Assistant!
I’m going to help you set up your project.

info Add the title to your project. i.e. “Wedding Crashers,” “Lethal Weapon 2,” “Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan”

* Required Fields

Greenlight your next project! Join Now, it’s FREE.

By clicking "Create Account" you accept our and Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.