Apeshit by Barry Staff | Script Revolution

Apeshit

Wanting his new ultra-eco-friendly home to woo his estranged wife, a meek designer needs to 'go ape' to counter the world and his wife come calling, seriously threatening his whole existence.

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Just like anybody else, FRANK STONE wants beauty in his life. In this case, as a meek designer, he's used his own design to build a hyper eco-friendly house at a beach location, hoping it'll woo back alcoholic wife LENA. She wonders if they can ever stop bickering long enough to have a baby there, yet also frets at bringing another human into an overcrowded world degraded by their own carbon footprint. What would persuade Lena was if Frank could man up and tell irredeemable old boss, BING, where to stick it; and do so if he won out over Bing in a competition for an environmental theme park. Working all hours at the office on his submission, Frank returns to find Lena in the arms of one-legged psychiatrist TONY - a 'real man' as far as Lena is concerned.

With Lena hightailing it to town with Tony, Frank finds his pursuit of beauty turning ugly when beautiful EARTHA is washed up on the shoreline - claiming she's fallen off a passing yacht while dozing on deck.

How can Frank keep his mind on the job in hand with so much competition vying for his attention? Rather than harmony and balance, everything's destabilising Frank, and turning him into something very ugly...

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"A saleable film... in many ways wonderful, surreal, very funny, poignant, difficult and intriguing."
Henry Adeane, former NPA exec

Submitted: April 14, 2022
Last Updated: June 19, 2022

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The Writer: Barry Staff

"Some kinda screenwriter," Barry was born and raised in the UK. He's had a 'gonzo' career - periods of education (ending on a postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies) intercut with ‘McJobs’ (roof-rack assembler, computer helpdesk, beer bottler, reject furniture salesman, draughtsman, goods inward operative, briefly a bouncer. . .), all the while writing on the side. Now with the writing paramount, he has 12 spec feature screenplays, a TV sitcom and 16 short scripts, four of the latter having been filmed. Apart from competition successes, he's - SO FAR - had a purchase offer on one feature screenplay, an option on another and a shopping agreement on a third. Go to bio

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