Set against the placid backdrop of rural Iowa, this contemporary comedy revolves around one woman's all-consuming ambition for fame and attention. A gentle and laid-back man, Bob has won the state fair's butter-carving contest 15 years running. Automatically, his tightly-wound and hard-charging wife Laura nurtures dreams of Bob becoming governor, so when the contest organizers ask him to step aside so others can win, she's furious.
However, when Bob magnanimously agrees to retire, she decides to enter herself. In the county contest. It isn't going to be easy, for she has stiff competitors in Destiny, an African-American foster child, and Brooke, a prostitute Bob hasn't paid. When things don't go Laura's way, she enlists the help of Boyd, an old boyfriend. Laura's step-daughter and Destiny's foster parents are in the mix as things heat up at the state fair. What are Destiny and Laura's destiny?
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The screenplay is the debut of Jason Micallef. He submitted a draft of the script for a Nicholl Fellowship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2008 and won. Read More