The San Francisco Film Society selected Alistair Banks Griffin to receive this year’s $15,000 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant for development of his script Snow the Jones!
When teenage vagabond Lexi joins a traveling door-to-door magazine sales crew, she discovers a world much darker than the one from which she was trying to escape. Snow the Jones explores the very real world of sales crews, where kids are taught to lie, cheat and steal to make sales while sleeping six to a room every night, ex-military managers force kids with the lowest sales to fistfight until unconsciousness and owners cook the books while hooking kids on drugs and life on the road. Lured into the lifestyle with promises of riches, new friends, adventure and nightly hedonistic romps in road side motels, Lexi soon learns that she has entered into a battle for nothing less than her own soul. Built upon the true stories of former sales crew survivors, the film is an experiential trip into a dark side of the American dream and a lost young girl looking for a place to belong.
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