Goody 2 Productions
In Nazi occupied Holland, to save the life of a hidden Jewish student stricken with a life threatening illness, a reclusive professor deliberately contracts the deadly disease to get the cure.
In Nazi occupied Holland, Professor Josef Held, a myopic recluse who never looks up to see the world, is irrevocably changed when he reluctantly agrees to hide Michael Blum, a rebellious Jewish university student. Feeling compelled, he agrees to hide Michael in his attic for one night only during a raid. Circumstances arise that make it impossible for Michael to leave safely and they form an unlikely bond. In close quarters, they manage to navigate the horrors of war together, but tensions escalate when an aggressive Nazi commander becomes romantically involved with the professor's niece and they begin dropping by unannounced. When a particularly close encounter leaves both men shaken, Michael impulsively leaves abruptly during the night to protect his new friend. Josef unexpectedly finds his world devoid of life once Michael disappears. He begins to look up and connect with the world around him. One night, a haggard Michael collapses in the snow outside Josef's back door having no where else to hide. Josef manages to get Michael up the stairs to the attic, alarmed that he is very ill. Unable to take his young Jewish friend to the hospital, Josef attempts to get the medicine he needs to save Michael's life but is refused unless he can show symptoms himself. Risking everything, he makes a desperate, life threatening decision to contract the disease in order to find the cure.
*Held means "hero" in Dutch and is a common Dutch name
Goody 2 News!
Held is still available for an option at this time, it is already the recipient of twelve screenwriting awards so far. Here is a short video of us collecting our Gold Award at the California Film Awards in January.
In 2012, Goody2 finished their latest scripts, Held and Violet Skye, an exciting Romantic/Thriller in the vein of The English Patient.
Goody2 is in the process of preparing a treatment for a possible writer-for-hire project for a major production company, as well as working on two joint scripts together for Goody2.
Rose is currently working on her new script, Garbage Girl, as well as the current projects with Goody2.
Suzanne completed her recent screenplay, Illusion, which won Best Overall Script in the 2012 Script-A-Thon competition.