screenwriter

ADHISH YAJNIK

 

FEATURE-LENGTH HISTORICAL THRILLER

The true story of the military coup in which Augusto Pinochet came to power in Chile in 1973,

told through the lens of the president he deposed and the secretary who tried to save the president's life.

THE COUP

A fiercely honest investigative journalist covers a college rape case in a dying Alabama factory town where civilians and sheriffs alike will do anything to protect the accused superstar quarterback and win a national championship.

FEATURE-LENGTH CONTEMPORARY DRAMA

THE RED ZONE

In 1963, three spies from rival nations race across Southeast Asia to recover intelligence that could prevent the Vietnam War, partnering and double-crossing each other to survive the Viet Cong in the remotest jungles on earth.

FEATURE-LENGTH SPY THRILLER

SAIGON '63

 

I graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2012 with degrees in Film Production and Screenwriting, and completed the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2015.

 

My work has ranked in the top seven percent of entries in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships, placed in the semifinals of the Cinestory Screenwriting Contest, and been nominated for UCLA's Nate Wilson Joie De Vivre Award in Screenwriting.

I tell stories that the winners of history

never wanted you to learn: of idealists

born too early and villains whose

rapes, murders, and coups

changed the world for the worse.

My stories celebrate freedom, justice,

equality, and the people who fight for

them in the face of death — the kind of

romantic heroes of old who've become

an endangered species among today's

cynical pop culture icons.

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.'

All issues are political issues.

GEORGE ORWELL