"Three immoral characters enter a playwright contest. The trio decide an emotional story would deliver them a sympathetic win. And what is more emotional than the Holocaust?"
The story the ‘play within the play’? Otherwise I’m wondering what this movie is about.
And why three characters? Are they equal or is one the lead? In that case I’d like to see this in the logline.
Finally, is any of the characters going through an emotional journey of change or growth? It would be good to include this in the logline.
I don’t want to rain on your parade too much. There’s a lot of good stuff that could go into this script.
This is a VERY risky thing to do. There is a saying that “There’s no business like Holocaust business”, and the people will be acused of emotional exploitation. Plus the Holocaust has been presented a lot in film and it doesn’t have the pull it once did (unforntuately, we really shouldn’t be allowed to forget it).
You need to give either the project that they are doing or the characters them selves a redeeming quality. Right now this sounds painful to watch.