Actaeon by Dustin Quinteros | Script Revolution

Actaeon

Haunted by guilt following the sordid death of his wife and daughter, a depressed veteran, and master bow hunter, self-isolates in the wilderness resulting in his mysterious disappearance.

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Ovid's Third Book, Metamorphoses, The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag
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A contemporary retelling of the Roman Poet, Ovid's Third Book, Metamorphoses, The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag combined with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic 1850s novel, The Scarlet Letter.

Taking place in the mid to late 2010s at the height of the “War on Terrorism”. Actaeon follows the story of the last days of our protagonist, Jackson “Jack” Clarke” in the small town of Fargo Georgia, the Okefenokee Swamp, and Southern Wilderness.

Jack feels responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter following the events of a fatal car crash. A local man who’s spent nearly his entire life in the small town, he feels trapped unable to escape the horrible memory. Confronted daily by constant reminders of his past indiscretions, he avoids society by hunting alone.

Actaeon is the exploration of the consequences of running from pain and trauma and the inability to escape one's past, a large part of the human condition and a story some are all too familiar with. Coming from a small military town, any small community, you have no secrets, everyone knows everyone else’s business. You either embrace your past or be crushed by it.

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WINNER - 13HORROR.COM - FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST 2021

Submitted: July 3, 2021
Last Updated: June 28, 2022

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The Writer: Dustin Quinteros

From a small Kentucky suburban military town, pre-internet, the idea of a career in the film industry seemed unachievable. It wasn't till later in life after traveling the world and settling in Atlanta, neo-Hollywood, that Dustin made the decision to return to school and study film. Now armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking with a focus on screenwriting he hopes to make his mark by providing creative expertise and introducing innovative narrative techniques telling new and original stories. Go to bio

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