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Screenplays

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In Her Time 
168 Write of Passage 2023 -  5th Place 
Development Exec.: Tela Kayne

 

Based on the contest theme "Time", after experiencing the seasons of her older sister's deteriorating disease, Ellie gives her a memory garden that reconnects them to the past when they protected each other.  

Excerpt: 

 

OVER BLACK:

SOFT MUSIC PLAYS.

ELLIE (V.O.)

Our granny used to say:

“You may not understand why things happen, but God has a purpose and a plan."

THE MUSIC ABRUPTLY STOPS.

 

A MALE VOICE SHOUTS and GLASS CRASHES.

ELLIE (V.O.)

What she didn’t tell us was what to do when we don’t understand God’s purpose and plan.

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What Life is Like 
168 Write of Passage 2011 Finalist 
Development Exec.: Peter Forbes

 

Based on the contest theme "Promises" a first-year drama teacher is forced to make a tough decision when a student demands she keep a promise made to him by her deceased predecessor.  

Excerpt: 

CHRISTIE (V.O.)

You know that famous line: Life is like a box of chocolates...?

 

A waiter brings her a cup of steaming tea.

 

CHRISTIE (V.O.) (CONT’D)

I prefer to think of life like tea. Some goes down sweet and smooth, and some stops you in your tracks, leaving a bitter aftertaste.

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