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Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. Mr. Dickens and His Carol is her debut novel. Over her career she's sold projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema, and TNT. A film adaptation of her short story, The Big Burn, won the 1 Potato Short Screenplay Competition at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival. Silva will direct, her first time at the helm. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, she's lived in London, Bologna, and Rome, is an avid Italophile and a forever Dickens devotee.

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Samantha Silva The best answer I can give is that Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a mash-up between real circumstances in Dickens' life that led to the writing of the…moreThe best answer I can give is that Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a mash-up between real circumstances in Dickens' life that led to the writing of the Carol, and my imagination. The set-up is all pretty accurate: he was a literary star, over-extended financially, had a growing family, a lavish lifestyle, friends and relatives who depended on his largesse, and was a great philanthropist. It's also true that Martin Chuzzlewit was a flop, and that Dickens desperately needed a money-spinner to get him out of debt. The rest is my flight of fancy; I wanted to take Scrooge's journey and imagine Dickens experiencing it for himself as the inspiration for the book. (less)
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