Drifters by STEVEN BLOWS | Script Revolution


A band of homeless vagrants transverse a coastal town with their wits and an old Chesterfield sofa in search of a pair of lost glasses.



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A character-driven situational light comedy following an average yet eventful day of four oddball characters.

Four homeless vagrants have decided to make an old (and dirty) coluorful Chesterfield sofa their home; it has even become a place where they sleep. One morning, Buck (Romanian, 20's) is woken as a homeless drunk pisses on the sofa. After shooing the man away, Buck wakes the other four bodies sleeping on the sofa. Lisa (outspoken, 30's, cockney), Jermone (fatherly, 40's), and Randall (late sixties, childlike) each wake with a groan. Lisa realises that she can't see, her glasses have been misplaced! The group bicker like a close family and Jermone decides that the best course of action is to retrace their steps from the day before. They hoist the sofa onto their shoulders and set off.

With each new location comes a new topic of conversation and an opportunity for laughs and character growth. The sight of a Chesterfield sofa being carried between locations by a group of people in mix-match cloths is a sight that draws attention, some of which is unwanted. The first location is outside a fast food joint where they receive breakfast and abuse hand in hand. The second location is a shopping centre where their slower pace of life allows them to see the beauty in everyday life passing them by, but it doesn't allow them to see any glasses. The trek continues to a cafe where lunch is bought by payment of a song, onto the streets where teenagers roam wild, and settles at a beach with a setting sun where the last hope of finding the lost glasses lies.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

"Honourable Mention - London International Film Festival - Short Screenplay"

Submitted: September 28, 2022
Last Updated: February 22, 2023

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After enjoying the life of a reader for many years I am now a passionate writer compelled to create fantastical fiction in varying genres. With a focus on writing feature-length screenplays and experimenting with potential ideas in the form of short stories/scripts. Not a day goes by when I am not working on my latest screenplay, engaged in a writing group, or expanding my knowledge of cinematic practices. I aim to explore this world through writing. I have four completed feature-length spec scripts and fourteen short scripts of varying lengths from 3-24 pages long. Among other awards, my script 'THE MIGHTY VARIANTS' has been awarded a Quarter-Finalist place in the Final Draft Big Break... Go to bio

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