Henry Dunham’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek wrapped production in 2018 with an ensemble cast featuring James Badge Dale (Rubicon), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Happy Anderson (Mindhunter), Robert Armayo (Game of Thrones), and Gene Jones (The Hateful Eight). Dallas Sonnier, Jonathan Brownlee, and Amanda Presmyk producing. Dunham is making his feature directorial debut, and the film will premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The project, originally titled Militia, won the 2015 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition. Henry was connected with representation less than a month after contest results were announced, signing with Pipeline industry partner Madhouse Entertainment.
“Without the momentum my win gave me, I don’t know where my screenplay would be. I owe Script Pipeline for everything.”
– Henry Dunham (writer/director, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek)
The script was a unanimous pick amongst Script Pipeline staff for top honors. Both CEO Chad Clough and Senior Executive Matt Joseph Misetich pegged the screenplay as a fresh, relevant spin on the genre, and an “unquestionably strong calling card” for the up-and-coming Dunham.
“Couldn’t be happier for Henry,” said Misetich. “One of the most astute young writers I’ve met. He has such an incredible head start now. . . . Looking forward to seeing his career evolve in the years to come.”