Typhoid Mary

Rachel Ward, Writer/Producer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received:
2021, Screenwriting Award, Columbia University
2021, Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship, SFFILM

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 108 pages 

Field of Science: Epidemiology 

Stage: Development 


A brilliant and headstrong Irish immigrant cook unintentionally spreads typhoid to some of the wealthiest homes in Gilded Age New York, until relentless investigators hunt her down, feed her to the tabloids and make her name infamous even to this day.