Logline: A very successful lawyer must defend an old flame against an evil energy company, ready to kill for profit. With help from a reporter friend they try to uncover the conspiracy. But one question remains: Who’s behind everything?
In the fall of 2016 Gregor wrote a new screenplay as part of #ProjectMomentum. He revived an old treatment and turned it into a movie for German television. The idea was to go back to basics. No Effects, just story and characters, nothing too expensive.
The Result is “Die Klientin”, a courtroom-thriller with some (rough) edges. Star lawyer Benjamin defends Katharina, an old flame and/or love of his life, against an evil energy company, ready to kill for profit. With the help from a reporter friend they try to uncover the vast conspiracy. Who killed Katharina’s husband? Who kidnapped her son? Who wants to see her behind bars? These and more questions get answered in “Die Klientin”.
The screenplay was an exercise in restraint. The goal was to write something that is easily produceable on a tight budget. No fancy sets, not too many characters but a compelling story, an intriguing mystery and a cool twist.
The screenplay, in German, is still being tweaked and can be downloaded here. Feedback is appreciated.