In Development: Corn, Female Geneticists, and the Southwest
Inspired by the traditional dry farming of the Hopi, Zuni, and other Pueblo tribes in my area, I've spent three years trying to mimic the traditional farming methods for corn. I've poured over books and research on the mysterious plant that is corn, and ultimately landed on the remarkable story of early geneticist Barbara McClintock. The two have combined into a script set in the pioneer days of genetics of the 1930s, set in the oldest agricultural gateway of North America: the Southwest. After making it to the second round of the Sundance Sloan scriptwriting commissioning grant, I am now trying to finish the feature length script.