Cat & Mouse by Jeremy Storey | Script Revolution

Cat & Mouse

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When Harry’s deadly job brings him home, his anonymity is compromised when he learns that his target involves an old friend, safeguarding a dreadful secret.
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It’s been fifteen years since Harry was last home. When he left, he was a shy, bookish boy who loved nothing more than to play his guitar, and hang out with his best friend, Lucy.

He returns much changed; A mysterious job, a deadly set of skills, and a relentless dedication to the mission is what defines the Harry of today.

However, when he learns that his old friend, Lucy is the focus of his next mission, his carefully calibrated anonymity and years of lethal training are suddenly compromised, forcing him to make a choice between the head and the heart.

Harry and Lucy—suspiciously thrust together again amidst a background of unrequited emotions, cloaked intentions, and explosive violence—must learn to trust again, despite the ocean of shrouded secrets between them.

In this dangerous game of Cat & Mouse, not everyone appears to be whom they claim. Secrets, lies, and mystery are the cards on the table, and with the fate of mankind on the line, the stakes are immense.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Finalist, Los Angeles International Screenwriting Contest 2019
https://lascreenplayawards.org/result/

4th Place American Gem Short Screenplay Contest, 2016
http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/2016_17/win/index.htm 

Writemovies.com Screenplay Contest, Semi-finalist
https://www.moviebytes.com/contestDetail.cfm?tab=tab3&ContestNumber=324&...

World Series of Screenwriting 2016 - Finalist
https://worldseriesofscreenwriting.com/awards/2016-winners

Westfield Screenwriting Contest 2016 - Winner, Short Screenplay Category

Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2016, Semi-Finalist, Short Screenplay Category -
http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2016-semi-finalists/

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, 2016, Official Finalist
https://beverlyhillsscreenplaycontest.com/awards/2016-official-finalists

Creative World Awards, 2016, Finalist, Short Screeplay Category

Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition, 2016, Qtr Finalist
https://www.shorescripts.com/2016s-quarter-finalists/

2016 Creative World Awards, Judges Feedback and Score:
Score: 8.69 (our of 10).

Feedback (HIGHLIGHTS):

"As far as a short screenplay is considered, this is a prime example of what can be accomplished with the medium. More than simply a vignette, CAT AND MOUSE delves deeper into the immediacy of the two protagonists while exposing their individual Achilles' heels --- as if the stakes weren't high enough already for Harry, suddenly a long-lost flame jeopardizes his professional standing with Donovan. It's a simple, urgent premise that launches the audience from wary to eager to distressed in a matter of pages. It may sound facetious, but it's truly refreshing to come across a script that not only has a keen sense of its own audience, but goes about engaging that audience with a polished, three-act narrative. This could easily have been an unwieldy feature-length story in the hands of a less confident writer. Here, it's lean, ferocious, and effective."

This Script Has Been Reviewed By Shootin' The Shorts

Cat & Mouse
When Harry’s deadly job brings him home after fifteen years,
he learns his target involves an old love, safeguarding a secret even more dangerous than him.

Cat & Mouse is the new life or death.

Harry’s from around here. Where is here exactly? London - but of course.

Harry's been gone for more than ten years, but today a strict work deadline brings him and colleague Donovan right back to the doorstep of his old life.

No one is quite sure what Harry and his wise-cracking buddy do for a living - but they spend nights dressed in expensive suits, wining and dining clients at snazzy hotels. Whatever the job entails, they’re damned good at what they do. Whatever that may be.

Truth is…Harry and Donovan are closers.

These are men most of us will never have the "pleasure" of meeting. Which is a very, very, very good thing.

When this motley pair closes something... it is never, ever reopened. They don’t punch time clocks; but they’re punctual professionals nonetheless. Clean. Efficient. Silent. In, Out and Done - before anyone has the slightest clue where they've been.

When Harry gets this latest order, he assumes it isn’t any different than other assignments he's expertly handled in the past…An assumption that turns out monstrously wrong.

Shortly after an attractive epidemiologist crosses his path - unknowingly throwing a wrench into his bloody work.

Then, Harry's old life rears its attractive head.  It's a face from the past: on a familiar form clad in jeans and a Guns’ N Roses t-shirt.  Which is when the countdown to collison begins.

In a blinding muzzle flash, Harry'll have to decide if THIS mark hits too close to home...

Take a life or risk not living to see his own future?

Tick, tock, tick, tock, DING!

What unfolds next will surely surprise - and burn an unforgettable image into one's brain.

Jeremy Storey’s Cat & Mouse is no ordinary Saturday night special. A classic story of love, blended with new age thriller, this short balances emotion and entertainment with style.  

Read this one, and we guarantee you'll be on the edge of your seat.  But take care not to fall off. As a cat, you won't see this ending coming. Sometimes it's much safer to be a mouse...

Review by Karis Watie
Submitted: April 24, 2017
Last Updated: December 3, 2019
Times Downloaded: 49
Last Downloaded: September 25, 2019

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The Writer: Jeremy Storey

Jeremy Storey, originally hails from the United Kingdom, but now resides in Seattle, WA. He first discovered the joys of writing at school, penning short stories and collaborating on comic books with his friends. Coming from a writerly family, it was clearly in his DNA to tell stories. However, it wasn’t until he graduated University, that he started to dabble in film and stage. Since then, he’s written feature length screenplays (The Immaculate Secret, Rewind, Pink Slip Party), as well as award-winning short screenplays (Cat & Mouse, Wishbone, Tower of Strength) and award-winning stage plays (Last Cup of Sorrow, Wolves at the Door). For Jeremy, writing is a form of catharsis. His... Go to bio

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