Bastard by Tony Schweikle | Script Revolution


London England, 1907, a successful physician and student of the new Sigmund Freud theories, relocates to America. Where he joins a posse hunting a serial killer of young women.



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Original story by Tony Schweikle

After Ludlow’s wife committed suicide, he turns to the new Sigmund Freud theories to understand his wife’s suicide. He concludes that the act of suicide comes after an individual does not have the courage to live.
Doc Ludlow has read every dime novel about the old west. The courage’s people that opened the frontier. The heroes of the old west, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Wild Bill Hickock inspires him to test his own courage by becoming the town doctor in a frontier town at the end of the railroad line in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Now that his wife is gone, he can fulfill that lifelong dream.
Doc Ludlow arrives, but so does Phillip Rolfsen, an innocent looking twenty-year-old, in shackles. He’s being led by US Marshall Gillingham, who will be delivering him to the town of Silverton for his appointment with the hangman. Phillip is a serial killer of young women. He murders them, dresses them in wedding gowns, disembowels them and lays them out next to family graves of unknown people.
Also waiting at the train station is young Mary Crawford and her mother Louise. They are waiting at the mail car for a package containing Mary’s wedding dress.
Gillingham locks up Phillip in Sheriff Olga Little's jail overnight. He will leave in the morning for the trip over the mountain to Silverton. Sheriff Little is the first female sheriff in the old west. Little is based on the real life of the famous Mule Skinner from Durango Colorado, circa 1907.

Attached Talent: 

Jon Lindstorm, Mojean Aria

All Accolades & Coverage: 

-2020 Selected NY State Tri-State Int'l Film Festival
-2019 Finalist Beverly Hills Intl. Film festival

-2017 Semi-Finalist Boston International Film Festival.

-2017 Third Place, Winnipeg International Film Festival

-2016 Bronze Winner International Independent Film Festival.

Submitted: June 3, 2020
Last Updated: February 3, 2021

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The Writer: Tony Schweikle

Author of 11 feature screenplays. Two were produced and in distribution, trailers can be found at Amazon Prime for the titles of "The Hybrids Family" and "Sacrificial." Go to bio

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