Madeleine Bistrica, an anthropologist, works at the museum of at ‘The Smith museum of stained-glass windows’ in Chicago, Illinois, the first American museum dedicated solely to the art of stained-glass windows. When a change in circumstances forces the museum to shut down, Madeleine suddenly finds herself without a job and looking at an uncertain future. Her boss at the museum offers her a gig of hand delivering a valuable piece to a church in Wisconsin which she readily accepts for the money. While at the church in Wisconsin, she meets Damian Sangraal, the CEO of Rabboni corporation, the world’s largest dealers in religious antiques. During their first meeting, they experience a shared apparitional event that sends on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje a small town in the western Balkan peninsula were Marian apparitions have been recurring almost daily for the past many decades. With a regular group of six individuals who have been experiencing these Apparitions, Madeleine and Damian receive the ten clues that will unravel some of the deepest secrets that mystify religion, faith and history.
‘The secret bloodline’ is a feature-length screenplay by screenwriter Devin Dugan. Devin gives us a mystery thriller rooted in Christian theology; medieval history laced with a dash of conspiracy theories to create an edge of the seat experience from starting from the word go to the finish. The screenplay has the right elements that make a big-budget blockbuster, the locales, the settings, religious antiques, private jets, apparitions and a rock-solid storyline at its core.
‘The secret bloodline’ is a well-researched creation that mixes facts and fiction in just the right proportions to make a transcendental tale one hundred per cent believable. And for the parting offering, Devin gives us a new perspective to what redemption might look like.