Brighton and Hove by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Brighton and Hove

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Hiding in a compound with survivors after a pandemic wiped out humanity, a man who tends court for the despotic leader seeks redemption by switching places with a rebel hero he had to lock up.
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A Comedy of Apocalyptic Proportions!

Tagline: Life is tough. Extinction is tougher!

It’s Terry Gilliam’s "Brazil" meets Terry Gilliam’s "Twelve Monkeys", but this time there's no Bruce Willis or time machine to save us.

"Rule #1: Whatever you do, don't let those blasted chickens in!"

As a bird flu pandemic flaps its wings outside the gates, an unleaderly leader, dysfunctional scientists, and stir-crazy survivors begin a second quarter century hiding in a filthy, cramped compound. At the same time, the few women in the place welcome old age after birthing nothing but males in a vain attempt to keep the species going.

But then a lonely, self-loathing Magistrate decides to act against the strict conventions of the place.

Oh, and then there’s that peculiar “Scabby” person...

Can humanity (and love) prevail, if given a chance?

If you'd like to view the script or synopsis for this story, in which the slapstick is tempered by some pretty biting satire about the meaning of freedom and democracy, I look forward to sending the PDF(s) to your attention! (Also available as Cable Pilot.)

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNCMSA8

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: March 2, 2018

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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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