Black Mold by Jeremiah Lewis | Script Revolution

Black Mold

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A misanthropic Korean janitor must prove her sanity and evade the law after she is forced to kill two men who she claims are actually giant cockroaches.
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Bong-Cha is an 45-year old Korean woman with a hidden past, a dead-end job, and she's two months' late on rent for her ultra crappy, black mold infested apartment run by a pervy Eastern European landlord. When Bong-Cha shows up to work at the Sunshine Studios TV station in Tulsa Oklahoma, the last thing she expects to see a giant, human-sized cockroach. But that's exactly what happens. In the ensuing encounter, she is knocked out.

Waking up in the janitor closet, Bong-Cha believes she's just had a terrible nightmare, but the weirdness is just beginning as she encounters a severed human finger in the ceiling and later, learns there are several other giant cockroaches after her. She is forced to take a late-night editor named Candace captive when the editor sees her obliterate what the editor thinks is a human being, but Bong-Cha knows is really a human-sized cockroach.

But the law catches up to Bong-Cha and Candace, and they are taken to a hospital for evaluation, where a doctor informs them that exposure to the black mold has given them hallucinations. Bong-Cha manages to effect a dramatic escape and goes on the run to find the truth about the growing cockroach infestation in Tulsa, but discovers the truth may not be easy to uncover. Her list of human allies shrinks as she is consumed with finding the mysterious Patient X, who may hold the secret to a conspiracy colonizing Tulsa.

Is Bong-Cha really crazy, or is she seeing the truth for the first time? BLACK MOLD is THEY LIVE meets MIMIC, with a bold stylish look at the world through the eyes of an unlikely heroine.

Submitted: July 12, 2019
Last Updated: April 17, 2020

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The Writer: Jeremiah Lewis

An award-winning writer, producer, and director, I write rich, character-based screenplays with complex thematic layers and intricate narratives filled with conflict and high stakes, while also conveying deeper questions to audiences who want their stories to be about something meaningful. I believe storytelling can make us better people, and I hope telling my stories can inspire others to do the same. Go to bio

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