Little Leper

Greg Wayne, Writer

Sloan Grant(s) Received:
2017, Screenwriting Award, American Film Institute
2018, Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize Honorable Mention, Tribeca Film Institute

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 108 pages 

Field of Science: Infectious Disease 

Stage: Development 


In 1872, Rowan, a curious eighteen-year-old with leprosy, has always lived in a colony on the outskirts of New Orleans. Rowan knows that if she wants to be accepted by the outside world she must leave the colony before the lesions spread to her face. Little Leper follows Rowan’s escape as she forges her own path while searching for a cure to her disease.