Lights. Camera. Revolution.
Stephen Krawczyk is a Hollywood dreamer. He's on his way to Belgrade, the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, to direct his first feature film, the start of his career as Stephen Crawford, Director and Hollywood Legend.
The production is his first-and possibly his last-chance to make something of himself as a filmmaker. He's also in a struggle to redeem himself with those he loves.
The movie he'll be directing is an ultra-low-budget horror flick that he hopes to turn into a cinematic masterpiece. However, with the rise of Slobodan MiloSevic and the fall of Communism, the country behind the Iron Curtain in which the shoot takes place is about to explode into brutal warring fragments. Revolution, duplicitous producers, rebellious actors, colliding cultures-a maelstrom of conflict lies ahead. But worst of all, this stranger in a strange land must face the consequences of betrayal.
Jeffrey Kwitny is a former Hollywood screenwriter and filmmaker who spent twenty years teaching in independent schools. He and his wife, a school nurse, live in Southern California. They have three children.