Driftwood by Kevin Pacey | Script Revolution




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In a bizarre seaside town, a lovelorn nurse overcomes a mysterious illness to find friendship with a feisty old lady and romance with an eccentric geek.

An Italian nurse with a fragile grasp of reality, Camilla suffers a traumatic break-up and moves to the seaside to work as a full-time carer.
While the rancorous Mabel recovers from a stroke, valuables disappear from her house and local eccentric Russell installs a CCTV security system.

As this odd three-way relationship develops, Camilla rejects Russell's advances and Mabel's sisters conspire to sell the house. At the same time disturbing nightmares cross over into Camilla's waking life and she struggles to trust her friends.
In the end the house is saved, the mystery solved and Camilla conquers her fears and re-engages with the world.

'Driftwood' is a romantic fantasy set in a picturesque seaside town. Following the misadventures of a young nurse, it subverts fairy tale traditions and forces the eccentric characters to deal with real-life problems. From a debilitating stroke to traumatic break-up, bereavement, social awkwardness, mental illness and electronic surveillance the film shows how we must overcome our fears and connect with society.
Cinematic influences include 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Amelie', 'Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Pan's Labyrinth', 'Being John Malkovich' and Jan Svankmajer's twisted version of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Through their various collaborations writer Neil Gaiman and artist Dave Mckean have also provided inspiration and 'Driftwood' uses beguiling characters and bizarre images to create its own other-worldly experience.

"Washed-up, through the looking glass, you see what you're missing..."

Submitted: March 23, 2019
Last Updated: July 3, 2019

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The Writer: Kevin Pacey

Kevin specialises in dramatic thought-provoking scripts. He has had over ten short films produced and his work combines strong visual storytelling with unsettling themes and political comment. Previously Kevin was a runner-up in the 'Red Planet Prize', a finalist in the 'BlueCat' script competition and an extract from his screenplay 'Amazing Grace' was performed on stage at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. Currently Kevin has a number of feature projects in development including 'Born Under Punches' with Canadian production company Fenicks Films Inc, 'Kamikaze' with director Gavin Scott Whitfield. 'Driftwood' with producer Richard Dunford and director Flaminia Graziadei and 'Devol'... Go to bio

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