D.T. Burns, Writer
Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University
Project Type: Feature
Length: 90 pages
Field of Science: Biology
It’s the 1950s, the golden age of cigarettes. Adele Croninger seeks evidence to expose the deadly effects of the tobacco industry. After her team’s study of hospital patient interviews is rejected, Adele and her colleagues have to regroup. At risk of losing funding, Adele and her team move their research from New York City to backwoods Maine. At the Bar Harbor mouse lab, they must face off against prejudices from bystanders and colleagues alike as they study the carcinogenic effects of cigarette tar on lab mice. Adele puts her career and relationships on the line in the search to find answers in this groundbreaking historical study.