Interview with John Pisano-Thomsen, Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Winner

WILDsound Festival

    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of “Dietrich Danzig” performed by professional actors:


NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Dr. Bitten – Todd Dulmage
Ziggy – Barry Minshull
Zaki – Rob Young
Pearce – Jacob Klick
Emma – Alissa DeGrazia


A 95-year-old Pink Triangle survivor recalls his romance with a Nazi Officer’s son in 1935 that led to his interment at Dachau.

Interview with John Pisano-Thomsen:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

John Pisano-Thomsen: Although a fictitious character set against a historical background, Dietrich Danzig is the last known living survivor of the Pink Triangles arrested for homosexuality during the reign of the Third Reich.Through a 2011 interview with Dr. Theodrik Bitten of the United States Holocaust Museum, Dietrich, at the age of 95, takes us back to his young life as a successful ballet dancer in 1935. Coping with life under the Nazi re-enforcement of immorality law…

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By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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