Screenwriting team Brother-Sister, Award-Winning Author Omar L. Harris and Actor, Screenwriter, and Playwright Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, announce that their 1-hour “One Blood” TV pilot teleplay won the 25th Annual Fade In Awards Grand Prize for the TV Pilot/Web Series Competition on February 1, 2021.
This horror genre teleplay is based on Omar L. Harris’ award-winning novel (“One Blood“, 2011) that was written using the pen name Qwantu Amaru. Executive Producer, Creator, and Writer Jon Bokenkamp (Award-Winning TV Series “The BlackList”) calls his decision to enter the Fade In Awards, “The most important moment in my career.”
“We are extremely grateful to the awards committee at the Fade In Awards for this wonderful recognition. It is an honor to be in the company of other prestigious prize winners,”explained, “One Blood” Screenwriters Omar L. Harris and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris.
“One Blood” the pilot is based on “One Blood” the novel by Qwantu Amaru (aka Omar L. Harris), which is an award-winning, bestselling fiction book with over 60,000 downloads, a Kirkus Reviews Book of the Year in 2012, and winner of 9 other prestigious literary awards.
The “One Blood” Brother-Sister TV pilot teleplay Logline is: “A lifer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary gets a final chance at freedom — all he has to do is assassinate the sitting Governor of Louisiana.”
“‘One Blood’ is a supernatural thriller that will make you an instant fan of this author. Rich themes of voodoo, family curses, political ambitions and a quest for power are dominant in this roller coaster ride set in Louisiana.”The Amazon book description adds,
“We moved to Louisiana when I was 11 and Sameerah was 9. The six years that I spent in this unique state from junior high through high school became the backbone of my first novel, “One Blood.” Omar adds; “I’ve always been an avid reader and Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury were some of my Brother-Sister early favorites. Later on, I discovered Stephen King and never looked back! I’ve been fortunate to live all over the U.S. and overseas as well, and this diversity of experience certainly informs my work.”The screenwriters spent part Brother-Sister of their childhood in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and know the area well. Omar explains,