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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Dazed and Confused meets The Wicker Man (1973);

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 an 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.

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.

Submitted: April 2, 2021
Last Updated: April 24, 2022

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The Writer: Dustin Quinteros

From a small Kentucky suburban military town, 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 made the decision to return to school and study film. Now armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking with a focus on screenwriting he hopes to make his mark by providing creative expertise and introducing innovative narrative techniques telling new and original stories. Go to bio

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