Ampersands by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Ampersands

A race of super-advanced but diminutive aliens crash lands inside a sprawling department store and can't get out.

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Subtitle: The Strange Little Creatures Living at Big Jay's Superstore

While exploring the Milky Way, a race of itsy-bitsy, fun-loving aliens called Ampersands decide to visit Earth. The problem is, their spaceships plunk down a ventilation shaft right into a huge retail supercenter!

"Well, I guess this is Earth! Not much to it, is there?"

When the itsy-bitsy humanoids realize that this isn't all our planet has to offer, they have to figure out how to escape, maybe with the help of a couple of teen Earthlings who work the night shift there. Otherwise, they risk living the rest of their days pilfering fish food from the Pet Department and dodging Earthlings trying to squash them like bugs or buy them for toys.

If you'd like to view the script or detailed synopsis for this story, which includes a serious message about honesty and friendship mixed in with the humour (and the numerous product placement opportunities), I look forward to sending the PDF(s) to your attention. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UIA5XC

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

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