Darren Oakland | Script Revolution
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Darren Oakland
New York City, United States

Hi there! I'm a screenwriter working in the spaces of drama, thriller, and horror. Specifically, I strive to create something unique by blending the three genres in unexpected ways - if I'm doing my job right, my scripts will play movies in your head that aren't quite like anything you've seen before, painting a gripping vision of a specific tone and atmosphere that's hard to pin down.

My works tend to explore complex psychological themes, and I love melding more grounded character drama with the surreal, ethereal, or otherwise otherworldly. They also tend toward some degree of social commentary - attempting to capture what it feels like to live now, under this particular stage of capitalism, in this particular stretch of American history. Sometimes this is central to the text, other times it lingers in the background as subtext.

Mixing the real, the unreal, the personal, and the political is central to my particular voice as a writer.

And a little about me beyond screenwriting: I currently live in NYC with my partner and our cat. I enjoy watching film and television (surprise surprise), playing video games (mostly story-driven, atmospheric single player games as well as competitive fighting games), and learning more about history, political theory, and philosophy. I used to also really enjoy reading fiction before the modern world exploded my attention span (I'm trying to get back into it).

Looking forward to connecting with like-minded people here!

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
The King of Chasms
Nicholl Fellowship - Top 15% for
Through Clouded Glass

Scripts By Darren

The King of Chasms
While an estranged family struggles to reconnect at a resort converted from a private retreat for the elite, they must fight for their sanity as a malignant force pushes them to rip each other apart.
Feature Drama, Horror For sale 115pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
1 reader loves this script
Oblivion Empire
In a nowhere town, a lonely pill dealer grows obsessed with a failed actress, putting him in the crosshairs of her cold-blooded pimp: a violent former soldier hell-bent on bringing the dealer to heel.
Feature Crime, Drama, Thriller For sale 92pp
Through Clouded Glass
During a global outbreak of inexplicable suicides, a troubled couple self-isolates to try and survive. But their minds are on the line as their inner demons seem more real than they could have imagined.
Feature Drama, Fantasy, Thriller For sale 115pp
Nicholl Fellowship - Top 15%
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