Drawing Down the Moon by Dustin Quinteros | Script Revolution

Drawing Down the Moon

A wavering young pagan occultist must choose between the love of her life or ultimate power, ensuing violent and disturbing consequences.

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The Craft meets Midsommar;

This story explores Druid and Celtic culture and mythology and their ties to American history, much like the Vikings, predating Columbus by nearly a thousand years. Told in a sometimes fun, comedic tone, but ultimately shocking with stunning visuals, an interesting setting, and compelling, diverse, and relatable characters.

Astrid Lafey, along with her boyfriend, William "Billy" Griggs are accompanied by their classmates and fellow members of Nu Sigma Delta, and Alpha Pi Kappa on a weekend getaway. Posing as a sorority, the Druid occultist lure the group of fraternity brothers to a remote location on the Appalachian plateau straddling the border between Tennessee and Georgia under the guise of a modern "SXSW, Coachella" outdoor festival to celebrate the pagan new year. A gateway between the realm of men and an ancient race of fae. By performing a ritual sacrifice during a rare astrological occasion that starts with the Lyrid meteor shower coincided by a lunar eclipse, an anomaly that will render Astrid exceptional powers, even amongst her supernatural peers. Her soul directly infused with a “sister” demon, one of the seven fae heads of state, The Queen of Witches. Not without cost however; she must accept her fate and give up that which she loves the most, Billy.

"-- you do an excellent job of writing all of your characters as real, living, breathing people, with a particularly refreshing ear for how people actually sound and talk. That opening scene of the guys grilling one another is excellent not only in capturing the way frat bros really interact but in letting us know precisely who all these people are, and from that moment, I was really hooked. This is a rare talent in horror, and something that I feel can really take you far..." -- Preston Fassel; writer, Our Lady of the Inferno (Contributor, Fangoria Magazine, Rue Morgue, Screem magazine, and Cinedump.com)

Submitted: April 2, 2021
Last Updated: September 26, 2022

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The Writer: Dustin Quinteros

Established in a small Kentucky suburban military town in 1973, pre-internet, the idea of a career in the film industry seemed unachievable. It wasn't till later in life after traveling the world and settling in Atlanta, neo-Hollywood, that Dustin decided to return to school and study film. With over 20 years of production management experience, Dustin has had the opportunity to collaborate and provide technical production planning and support for high-profile Fortune 500 and broadcast companies such as; ESPN, The Atlanta Falcons, The Atlanta Hawks, the UFC, WME|IMG, Coca-Cola, The College Football Hall of Fame, Bud Light, Cumulus, Chick-Fil-A, and WSB Channel 2 Atlanta. Recently having the... Go to bio

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