Brother and Sister by Craig E. Zecko | Script Revolution

Brother and Sister

When a nuclear war breaks out, two estranged siblings find themselves alone in a fallout shelter and must put aside their differences in order to survive.



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Jordan (13) and Victor (8) live in a quiet neighborhood where everything seems to be at peace. With their parents out for the day, Jordan has to watch her little brother while trying to finish her schoolwork. Even for his age, though, Victor acts rather immature and often recklessly plays around. This behavior gets on Jordan's nerves, as she's usually prone to yell at him. That doesn't stop Victor from harassing her. In short, their relationship appears to be strained.

When news breaks out of nuclear missiles being launched, Jordan, afraid that such a war would happen, becomes horrified and tells Victor that they need to take shelter in a secret passageway she heard about. In spite of some protests from the little brother, the two make it to the hidden entrance outside; right when the missiles hit their town. Without time to examine where the underground tunnel will take them, both siblings manage to escape the ensuing blast; one that will change their entire world forever.

Fearful to go outside without facing radiation poisoning, Jordan now has to try and take care of Victor; oblivious and confused about what had just happened. They soon discover a fallout shelter within the tunnel, created by an unknown doomsday prepper who has failed to return. Not knowing if they have a future or if their other family members have survived, the two siblings will soon realize that there is only one weapon to combat the despair: bonding.

Submitted: March 11, 2021
Last Updated: August 22, 2022

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The Writer: Craig E. Zecko

I have been self-taught to be a professional screenwriter (although I did take a couple of classes along the way) and I have what it takes to deliver projects that are both unlike anything audiences have seen before and can easily go behind the camera. Because of my eclectic tastes in films and TV, I am able to work with a wide range of genres. In addition to being a devoted writer and hard worker, I am easy to work with and can take criticism. No matter how difficult the industry may be, the last thing I want to do is give up. Go to bio

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