Inspired by true events in the late 1960s with reverberations today, historical, political and family drama JUNE ROSE chronicles a woman's passionate trajectory from suburban housewife to feminist and social activist.

In the late 1960s San Francisco bursting with protests, police, and flower power, June Rose Wilder (40), a vivacious Catholic housewife and mother of three teenagers, permanently raises her family’s consciousness when she reunites with her estranged father and accidentally discovers her long-hidden Cherokee ancestry.

June sews herself a thunderbird-patterned pantsuit and proudly steps into her Sears moccasins as she returns to college amid Equal Rights, anti-war, and feminist demonstrations. Tom, her World War II Navy commander husband, now a frustrated salesman experiencing his own midlife crisis, vehemently opposes her: a woman’s place is in the home.

But Tom may as well try to stop a moving train. June neglects her housewifely duties to dance at Indians of All Tribes powwows, volunteer for their daycare, and attend class at San Francisco State College, where she's radicalized by Mohawk Richard Oakes and his spectacular Occupation of Alcatraz. Through Oakes' inspired leadership, June's charismatic professor, Ben Fleetwood, and Pearl Fivekiller, a "relocated" Indian Country activist, June learns the devastating true history and modern plight -- and fortitude -- of Indians in America.

A wrenching identity crisis ensues, threatening June's marriage, faith, and sanity as she searches for a personal and political voice and, above all, peace with her ancestors.

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“The premise of the JUNE ROSE pilot breathes fresh life into the concept of a period piece revolving around a ‘60s housewife. Less Betty Draper and more Betty Friedan, the protagonist is one television has never seen before…the characters populating this world are fascinating and original…a complex, nuanced, and altogether captivating series.”-- Review from THE BLACK LIST, 2019

 

- Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, 2019