Trial by Fire

Award-winning screenplay

LOGLINE: Trial by Fire tells the true story of Sherrie Clark, the first female firefighter ever hired by the Dallas Fire Department in the 1970’s.

SYNOPSIS: Not long ago, Fire Stations were strictly boy’s clubs, but that all changed when 19-year-old Sherrie Clark, a 6’2”tall beauty with a body like Wonder-Woman, did something that no other woman had done: she passed the physical exam that would allow her to train to become a fireman.

In this classic tale of a struggle for equality set in Dallas, Texas, in the 1970s, Sherrie must prove herself in a male-dominated world, overcome prejudice and an attempt on her life, and defend herself against disciplinary charges for doing so. It’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ meets ‘Chicago Fire,’ with all the racism, sexism, and crassness that the decade demands. In the end, we are moved not just by Sherrie’s heroism, but also by the courage of her firemen peers, who conquered their own deeply rooted biases to welcome Sherrie as one of their own.

Awards

Multi-award winning script, Plus TWO GRAND PRIZES.

Meet the Crew

Frank Antonelli

Frank Antonelli

Producer

Zena Dell Lowe

Zena Dell Lowe

Writer, Director

Duncan McLean

Duncan McLean

Co-Producer

The Real Sherrie