Haunted by a horrible childhood trauma, an obsessed documentarian uses her camera to explore what makes ordinary people do terrible things. What she learns will force her to choose between abandoning her work or filming the unthinkable.
Barrington, Indiana—a town of towering steel mills, singing sands, and terrible secrets. Welcome to the world of “Broken,” where every friend and neighbor hides a dark side. Set against the haunting backdrop of the Great Lakes dunes (never before filmed for episodic media), “Broken” explores the cold truths lurking in the shadows between the country clubs and the trailer parks.
This is the Midwest as you’ve never seen it.
“Broken,” a character-driven episodic, features an obsessed filmmaker determined to use her camera to finally confront her past. She quickly learns that in a world of shifting sands and shattered lives, nothing stays buried forever—not even in Barrington. And what began as a journey of discovery and closure brings her face-to-face with some very broken people, and some impossible choices.
Using faux-documentary interviews and cinema-style dramatic scenes, “Broken” reveals just how far its characters will go to try and fix what can never, ever, be put back together again.
The script for Broken has achieved national finalist distinction in Shore Scripts (Semi-finalist), Cinequest (Top 20), Filmmatic (Top 10) and CWA (Top 25) teleplay contests.