Oriole Park has been named in inaugural edition of The Grey List

Oriole Park, an in-development project from Chicago-based screenwriting duo Amelia Dellos and Eric Anderson, has been named to the inaugural edition of The Grey List,  a curated list of original, high-quality, market-ready feature and pilot scripts from writers over the age of 40.

Dellos and Anderson are the founders of Corn Bred Films and have been writing and producing projects together since they met over 20 years ago. Amelia Dellos is the writer, producer and director of the documentary Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer which aired on PBS, and the author of the fantasy novel Delilah Recovered. Eric Anderson‘s work includes the children’s book Alena & the Favorite Thing; a book of horror stories, In the Bones; the festival favorite short films Morphin(e) and Pep Talk; and screenplays including the upcoming horror film June and comedy/drama Ink, co-written with director Scott Smith.

Oriole Park centers around the troubled relationship between Teresa, a misfit teen, and her widowed father, Gus, a cop struggling to find his footing after the death of his wife and the sudden disappearance of Teresa’s older brother. Problems at home send Teresa into the arms of a group of delinquent teens and after a drug-hazed night haunted by visions of a killer clown, the group finds a bag filled with bloody clothes in Oriole Park—evidence that what they thought were hallucinations might have been a real-life murder. 

The project won the inaugural “The Pitch” at the Chicago International Film Festival, pitching alongside Jennifer Reeder’s KNIVES & SKIN and Fawzia Mirza’s SIGNATURE MOVE, both of which have been produced in the years since. Because it’s a period piece, Oriole Park’s development process has been a long and winding road, but the project currently has a lead actress attached and Jordan Galland (AVA’S POSSESSIONS) at the helm to direct.

The work represented within The Grey List was compiled through a combination of an open nomination process (with more than 300 unique writers being recognized by their peers), acclaim through contests, fellowships, and other forms of third-party recognition, and personal recommendations from industry professionals.

Their listing on The Grey List can be found here


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