2011 Nicholl Fellows

2011 Nicholl Fellows
Chris Bessounian

Chris Bessounian

Born and raised: Khartoum, Sudan and Sydney, Australia
Current residence: Los Angeles, CA

 

Tianna Langham

Tianna Langham

Born and raised: Surrey, England and Port Townsend, WA
Current residence: Los Angeles, CA


"Guns and Saris"

They’ve been oppressed and brutalized at the bottom of India’s caste system for 3000 years, but now the “untouchable” women of India have found an unlikely source of hope - and she’s armed.


Dion Cook

Dion Cook

Born and raised: Ocala, FL
Current residence: Altus, OK


"Cutter"

After surviving the nightmare of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Patrice Gasana has made a new life in the United States.  A dedicated Miami trauma physician, Patrice lives the American dream with his loving fiancé and her daughter – until his past returns to imperil everything he holds dear.


John MacInnes

John MacInnes

Born and raised: Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Current residence: Los Angeles, CA


"Outside the Wire"

An ex-Marine working in Iraq saves a young, single-mom in US Army from assassination by his powerful employers. Two Americans on the run in the most dangerous place on the planet with hostile insurgents, militiamen, and a private army hot on their tail, are in a desperate bid to make it back home.


Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Born and raised: Overland Park, KS
Current residence: Culver City, CA


"Unicorn"

A by-the-book FBI profiler must track down a serial killer with the help of an illiterate 24-year-old psychic.


Abel Vang

Abel Vang

Born and raised: Fresno, CA
Current residence: Fresno, CA

Burlee Vang

Burlee Vang

Born and raised: Santa Ana, CA and Fresno, CA
Current residence: Fresno, CA


"The Tiger's Child"

When his father is suddenly killed after being coerced into the CIA's Secret Army, twelve-year-old Tou must decide whether or not to follow in the same footsteps in order to provide for Cheng, his five-year-old brother.



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