Logline: When a World War II battle engulfs Los Angeles, a hard-boiled detective is swept up in the action, and into dangerous and out-of-this-world intrigue.
Genre: Science Fiction; Thriller/Suspense
The story's essence is that of an old “Twilight Zone” episode. It features a hard-boiled Los Angeles detective of German heritage, Karol Eugen Richter, aka Geno Richter. Richter is used to taking down Nazis for the War Department, but during one late night in February 1942, circumstances sweep him into unexpected wartime action involving something much more than the typical Nazi conspirators.
“Richter’s War” draws on the mystique of hard-boiled detectives, and the strangeness of the rumored enemy attack and anti-aircraft artillery barrage known as “The Great Los Angeles Air Raid” in late February 1942. The story integrates elements of themes related to racism, government, war, society, and human nature amidst a presentation that includes action, suspense, humor, Nazis, and an alien.The story integrates elements of themes related to racism, government, war, society, and human nature amidst a presentation that includes action, suspense, humor, Nazis, and an alien.
Professional script consultant, David Trottier, has reviewed RICHTER’S WAR and given it a “Recommend.” The script has also garnered awards and recognition at various contests/festivals, including Table Read My Screenplay – Austin; California International Shorts Festival (Fall); Northeast Film Festival; Lake Charles Film and Music Festival; and The Monthly Film Festival's (TMFF) screenplay award competition (June-July edition).