Dying to See You by Nicholas Zingarelli | Script Revolution

Dying to See You

A cop witnesses the murder of his partner and wife races to save his kidnapped daughter buried alive in a leaky grave in the rain as a trigger-happy police force chases him.



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A suicidal cop, Ray, who was is an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD from his time as a guard at Gitmo is losing his mind, his family and his job...

...With only one chance to save his job Ray takes it, the job is to train and participate with other police officers in the ways of torture.

...But what Ray gets sucked into is becoming the fall guy in a plot to murder another officer who is cooperating in a Grand Jury looking into police and political malfeasance.

...And in the process of becoming the fall guy he becomes the prime suspect in a double homicide and arson after his wife and his partner are tortured and murdered with him as as witness.

...To further the plot his five-year-old daughter is kidnapped by the two officers responsible for the murders and arson with their strings being pulled by corrupt mayor they are working for.

...So as the prime suspect Ray is being chased by a trigger-happy police force, fighting to survive, while he races around town trying to find his daughter buried alive in a leaking grave as it not only rains but literally pours... 

..But the truth is everyone in this story is drowning...

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Official Selection and Honorable Mention Award KinoDrome International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival 2020 - Hollywood Horrorfest Finalist 2020 - The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalist 2020 - Official Selection L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival 2020 - Honorable Mention Gold Award Winner L.A. Noe Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival 2020 - Official Selection Chicago Indie Film Festival 2020 - Quarter-Finalist Page Turner Screenplays 2021 - Official Selection Hong Kong Indie Film Festival 2021 - Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Official Selection 2022 - Toronto Film Magazine Fest -Official Selection 2022 - Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest 2022 Quarter-Finalist - Semifinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2022 Spring. Chicago Screenplay Awards Semi-Finalist 2022. Atlanta Film Awards 2022 Semi-Finalist. - Scriptmatix Fellowship 2023 Official Selection Award. - Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Season 7 Quarterfinalist.
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Submission Coverage-

Pretty wild ride—non-stop bloody action with nicely specific staging and choreography. The scene where the dog finds Anna's grave is particularly dark and comical. The shootout with the Mayor at the end takes things nicely over the top.

Submitted: May 3, 2019
Last Updated: February 23, 2023

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The Writer: Nicholas Zingarelli

I have been writing short stories and drawing cartoons since I was in grammar school in Chicago. I was a bit of a delinquent when I was young and got into trouble with the police many times. When I finally wised up, I got a union job in the building trades and subsequently built over two hundred playgrounds for inner-city children in Chicago. I started writing screenplays twenty years ago while recovering from three severe work-related injuries that led to surgeries that have left me physically challenged. Man, I thought getting in trouble with the police, severe injuries, and the subsequent surgeries and growing up in the inner-city was tough, but this screenwriting thing is a whole new... Go to bio

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