Cat & Mouse by J.B. Storey | Script Revolution

Cat & Mouse

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."

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Submitted: April 24, 2017
Last Updated: October 2, 2022

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The Writer: J.B. Storey

My writing career started when I was no more than nine or ten years old. However, it took the form of imaginary adventures my many toys would embark upon. As I got older, I started to write essays at school. I excelled at the ones where I could freely mold my ideas into fiction. Not as good when it came to scrutinizing existing star-crossed literature written five hundred years ago. So, what did I do with all of that imagination? I studied history and philosophy. Why? For the most part, because I was a kid who still harbored ambitions of being Batman. In other words, I had no idea who I wanted to be professionally. Yet, I was drawn to history, for that is the root of all storytelling... Go to bio
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