Cry Club by Joshua Boultwood-Neale | Script Revolution

Cry Club

Entering an unfamiliar World where showing emotion comes first, Colin must learn to shed real tears if he is to stand a chance of Cry Club.



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Colin. A bloke. No airs and graces. He takes his eggs hard-boiled and toast unbuttered.

"I'm alright thanks" - Colin, asked how he was doing, the day after his wedding day.

"I'm alright thanks" - Colin, asked how he was doing, the day after his wife's funeral.

Cry Club is a tale about male emotional-repression. The protagonist should be familiar to a few of you.

Colin, recently widowed, finds himself at rock bottom. Homeless, partnerless, he lugs his life in his rucksack and trudges the cold streets of Melville- a grey, empty suburb.

He stumbles upon a cardboard sign by the entrance to an abandoned warehouse, reading "Cry Club -->".

He enters, not realising he is about to enter a brave new World; a World of uninhibited vagrant expression- singing, dancing, yoga, drinking, folk celebration. Amidst the eclectic community, Colin falls for free-spirit 'hippy-Rapunzel' Leaf, the spiritual leader of this strange Bohemia.

A clear fish-out-of-water-in-a-tropical-shark-tank, Colin seeks to gain acceptance into this oddball community, and win over the affection of the enchanting Leaf, ahead of the slimy, chiseled, love-rival Fabio. However, to stand a chance, he must learn to obey Rule #1 of Cry Club: 'One must express themselves wholly and truly'.

Unimpressed by Colin's inability to engage emotionally with the group's pastimes, the community deliver Colin an ultimatum:

One week to deliver a convincing moving performance, or else Colin will be banished from Cry Club- leaving Leaf behind forever.

Submitted: March 2, 2018
Last Updated: March 12, 2018

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The Writer: Joshua Boultwood-Neale

WRITER. Stories of the social underclass/ contemporary urban bohemianism. Sound up your street? Check my scripts, below! Hugely grateful for any feedback/advice. Humbled and inspired by the creative talent on this platform WHIP THE SCRIPT. I offer bespoke script services for independent script writers, filmmakers, and production companies.Tell me about what you're excited to be working on! ABOUT. - 5+ years' experience in script development and consultancy - MA Scriptwriting (Distinction) at Creative Skillset-accredited Bournemouth University - Freelance scriptwriter - THE BODY SHOP received a 'Consider' verdict at the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards 2016 (full script available in... Go to bio

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