This quick picture was done as a concept movie poster for Screenwriting class.
Did you know that if a Vestal Virgin (Rome, ca. 700 BC) met someone going to his execution, he would be pardoned of all his crimes? As soon as I read that, I knew it was story fodder.
Part of the Vestal Virgins's duties included keeping the flame of Vesta burning bright. If it ever went out, severe punishment followed for the one tending it. I wanted to play off that fear in this poster, as well as allude to the looming death in the script.
The current log line for this script is "In ancient Rome, a Vestal priestess is kidnapped in a man's desperate attempt to save his friend from execution."