RESISTANCE (formerly known as VERA) has won awards or received nominations in over 20 international film festival screenplay competitions and labs, including:

** Oaxaca FilmFest: Official Selection of the 2017 Oaxaca FilmFest; finalist for “Best Stirring Character"; and competitor for the main award of “The 2017 Global Script Challenge: Best Overall Script.”

** Squaw Valley Screenwriters Program (made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), 2013. 

** Atlanta Film Festival’s Inaugural Screenplay Competition, Winner. The prize for winning was participation in a weekend retreat with a group of renowned writing, directing, and producing mentors. McCarthy's mentors were Joy Lusco Kecken (NBC's "Homicide" and HBO's "The Wire") and Michael Lucker (VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN). 

For a full list of awards and nominations, please visit the official Facebook page for RESISTANCE.
         RESISTANCE is based on the true story of Vera Laska who, as a teenager, defied statistics and lasted three years as a WWII Czechoslovak Resistance fighter (instead of the average six months); survived Auschwitz as a political prisoner; and escaped the Nazis during a death march.
Atlanta Film Festival's Script Winners/Mentors. Standing (l-r): Joy Kecken, Michael Lucker, Caitlin McCarthy, Steven Brooks, Yarrow Wayman, Traci Carroll, Molly Mayeux, Avi Weider, Bret Wood. Sitting (l-r): Jennifer Deaton, Kent Osborne, Doug Sadler.