Believer by B. S. Carter | Script Revolution

Believer

An alcoholic with a history of mental illness escapes a murderer and then fights to make sense of her fragmented “visions” in order to save the next victim before the killer’s twelve-hour deadline.

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As usual, Maia Turner, thirties, wakes up with no memory of the night before. This time, she wakes up next to her overzealous psychologist.

Krystal, about to turn twenty-one, used to be madly in love with her middle-aged boyfriend -- Phillip Kellerman, an ex-cop whose previous fondness for cocaine forced him to “retire early.”

That night, an intruder breaks into the high-rise apartment where Maia Turner is staying. Despite being shot at and almost stabbed, Maia manages to escape with her life.

Phillip’s recent P.I. work keeps him out at all hours, and more and more Krystal’s thoughts have strayed to Alejandro, the mysterious foreigner across the hall.

The next time Maia Turner wakes up, homicide detectives greets her.

Every month, the “Thirty Day Killer” claims a new victim – a twenty-one year-old female – and the next victim is due in less than a day. Desperate, the detectives are following up on an anonymous tip about Maia. “She’s the key to stopping the murders,” the electronically disguised voice said. “She just has to remember.”

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Finalist, South Carolina Underground Film Festival.

Submitted: July 4, 2019
Last Updated: November 4, 2021

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The Writer: B. S. Carter

B. S. Carter began his writing career in second grade writing one-page (wide rule) sequels to movies like The Terminator. B. S. attended the University of South Carolina (the other USC) and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in Media Arts (concentration Film). While in college, B. S. won the Havilah Babcock Short Story Prize for his short story “Guts,” in which a high schooler tries to stop his best friend from committing suicide. After college, B. S. moved to Los Angeles with his wife. There, for nine years, he wrote, rewrote, smoked, PA-ed for free, PA-ed for money (worked for David Lynch), worked as a reader at production companies, quit smoking, and couldn’t get arrested to save his... Go to bio

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