END OF DAYS by DANNY ALEX | Script Revolution

END OF DAYS

An emotionally damaged Navy Seal and a gifted scientist, fight to save the remnants of society after a weaponized organism spreads, leaving the population with basic predatory animal instincts.

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END OF DAYS is an original episodic serial TV show that explores a world on the brink of an apocalyptic event. It can best be described as The Bourne Identity meets The Walking Dead.

VERTIGO UNICELL ORGANISM - The Beginning of the End
A meteor crashes in the jungles of South America, carrying with it an ominous alien passenger. A organism so resilient, it has survived countless millennia in the vacuum of space and Jericho Genetics has found it. Jericho is the world’s largest genome and pharmaceutical company headed by Landon Willis. Jericho begins extensive research and partners with the Pentagon giving birth to the Vertigo Z284 project, a top-secret super soldier program. Of the many characteristics the alien unicell organism exhibits, there’s one that begins to concern
Jericho and the Pentagon… It’s thinking.

Once infected, the Vertigo organism imbues the host with superior strength, stamina, and reflexes by increasing endocrine production. It also modifies white blood cells to give superior healing, but there’s a fatal flaw. After seven days, the organism destroys the host’s cerebrum, leaving only the old brainstem and parts of the cerebellum functional. The result, out of control ravenous human animals.

A special Navy Seal Team is created headed by Captain Roman Tate to scour to find any fragments of the meteor containing the alien specimen. Unbeknownst to them, they are also the guinea pigs for ongoing human trials to develop an antibody to give immunity. It’s successful. The 12-person Navy Seal Team are the first Vertigo “Super Soldiers”. However, the antidote can only be derived from the original organism specimens; replica cells are ineffectual. With a limited amount of immunity serum, the Vertigo super soldier program becomes improbable.

Soon, things go very wrong. With the strictest of controls, the organism escapes the lab. It found a way out, it was thinking. Madison Hayes, head of Cellular Research, learned of the Vertigo Z284 program and began asking questions. As control of the alien organism was lost, Jericho and the Pentagon implemented “Protocol One”, the “End of Days” contingency. Now, Madison Hayes must piece together what she can to save what’s left of human civilization as it begins to decay. She must find Captain Roman Tate of Navy Seal Team Four, as he is the key to what has happened.

THE END ... STARTS THE BEGINNING
Time is of the essence for Madison Hayes as the organism threatens human civilization. As she peels back the onion, she learns the details of the Protocol One “End of Days” contingency. She finds Captain Roman Tate, the highly decorated commander of the special 12-person Navy Seal unit. He has been on medical leave dealing with the death of his wife and daughter. He is on a fast spiral down with a severe addiction to alcohol. He’s given up on life just as Madison Hayes finds him.

Captain Roman Tate is a man with conflicting demons. After 15 years as a Navy Seal, his PTSD turns him into a fierce combatant, but the hole inside him caused by the death of his wife Charlie and daughter Sadie, casts him into an emotional abyss. He is a man conflicted. The question is now, how will the unfolding events affect him and his tedious emotional stability?

Madison Hayes lost her mother when she was very young and watched her father die slowly from alcohol addiction before her sixteenth birthday. She is a woman who has fought alone to become a world class cellular scientist, but the hole left by the death of her father is one that she has never recovered from and now to see Roman Tate struggle with the very poison that took her father, is a hard reality to bear. To relive her childhood through Roman’s addiction tests Madison at her very core. She must fight her childhood fears and help Roman deal with his demons as she struggles with hers. Madison needs a strong male figure in her life. Roman is less than perfect but maybe enough to bring some solace and stability to her as they begin their road together.

Madison and Roman are people who need each other to survive. Each one filling each other’s inadequacies and helping the other cope with their present and previous life demons. Each one’s deficiencies are the other one’s strengths. Neither one could survive alone, but together they may find a way to help each other to combat each other’s demons that bring them close to unraveling.

All the while, Landon Willis continues looking for her and the entire 12-person Navy Seal team. He cannot have a rogue top level Jericho scientist and highly trained super soldiers on the loose knowing what they know. Between Madison Hayes, Roman Tate and any other of the Navy Seal Team he commanded, they pose a real and serious threat to him and Protocol One. For Landon, their elimination is paramount.

THE INFECTED
Within 24 hours, thick red veins grow into the pupils confirming infection. Over seven days, the host becomes increasingly violent and less capable of basic human behavior. On day eight, the change is complete. The host is left in a mindless state, acting on pure instinct. Loss of cognitive ability is 100%. The skin becomes a leathery charcoal with protruding red veins, sunken in cheeks and red veins in the eyes. Awkward, sudden, and aggressive jerking movements in the head and shoulders are apparent with a compromised nervous system.

Vertigo infected are not zombies, they are alive. Shooting an infected in the forehead will not kill it, as the cerebrum is already 100% dysfunctional. The brainstem must be destroyed to affect a kill or a shot in the heart. Since the infected are alive, they can bleed to death just like any human. However, the alien organism provides heightened healing, so major arteries must be compromised.

A Different Kind of APOCALYSPE STORY
END OF DAYS blends two popular themes, the “apocalypse” and “super soldiers”, to create an exciting story of human survival. END OF DAYS portrays how people can prevail in the worst of circumstances if they trust and help one another through difficult circumstances. This is a story about the people within a “decaying society” as opposed to a story about a “decaying society”.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

WINNER - BEST SCI-FI - END OF DAYS - Gold Star Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Adbhooture Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT SHORT - END OF DAYS - Paris Play Film Festival
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Vesuvius International Film Fest
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT - END OF DAYS - Medusa Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Independent Shorts Awards
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - LA Sun Film Fest
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Cannes Silk Road Film Awards
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Roma Shorts
FINALIST - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Los Angeles Film & Script Awards
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI HORROR SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - LA SCI-FI Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI THRILLER SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - LA SCI-FI Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST TV WEB SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Film Boxe International Monthly Film Festival
WINNER - OVERALL WINNER - END OF DAYS - Film Boxe International Monthly Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Los Angeles Film Awards - LAFA
HONARABLE MENTION - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Los Angeles Film Awards - LAFA
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Silver Mask Live Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Diabolical Horror Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST WEB SERIES - END OF DAYS - Diabolical Horror Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Diabolical Horror Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - New York International Film Awards
FINALIST - SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - New York International Film Awards
GRAND JURY AWARD - END OF DAYS - New York International Film Awards
FINALIST - BEST SERIES PILOT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - New York International Film Awards
WINNER - BEST THRILLER SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - New York International Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - New York International Film Awards
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Oniros Film Awards New York
WINNER - BEST THRILLER SCRIPT (FEATURE) - END OF DAYS - Oniros Film Awards New York
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT (FEATURE) - END OF DAYS - Oniros Film Awards New York
FINALIST (2ND PLACE) - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Oniros Film Awards New York
GRAND JURY AWARD - END OF DAYS - Oniros Film Awards New York
FINALIST - BEST SERIES PILOT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Oniros Film Awards New York
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - IndieX Film Fest
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - London Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - London Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Florence Film Awards
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - New York Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - New York Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Changing Face International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Independent Shorts Awards
WINNER - BEST TV/WEB SERIES - END OF DAYS - Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Venice Shorts
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Paris Movie Awards
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Paris Movie Awards
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) Florence Movie Awards
GOLD AWARD - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Hollywood Gold Awards
GOLD AWARD - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood Gold Awards
WINNER GOLD AWARD - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Milan Gold Awards
WINNER SILVER AWARD - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Milan Gold Awards
WINNER - BEST THRILLER SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Stardust Films and Screenplays Festival
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Niagara Falls International Short Festival
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Niagara Falls International Short Festival
FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Swedish International Film Festival
SEMI FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Austin International Art Festival
PLATINUM AWARD - BEST SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Mindfield Film Festival
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVMENT AWARD - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Indie Short Fest
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Austin International Art Festival
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT (UNDER 100 PAGES) - END OF DAYS - Watch Out International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT OF THE MONTH - END OF DAYS - Watch Out International Film Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Calgary Independent Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - CKF International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Florence Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Phoenix Shorts
WINNER - BEST PILOT - END OF DAYS - Phoenix Shorts
WINNER - BEST WEB SERIES PILOT - END OF DAYS - Bright International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST NEW SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Out of the Can International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Bright International Film Festival
SEMI FINALIST - BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - San Francisco Indie Short Festival
WINNER - BEST WEB/TV SERIES - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Naples Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Cannes Silk Road Film Awards
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT (SHORT) - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - LYKOS International Film & Script Contest
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT IN SHORT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Paris International Short Festival
WINNER - BEST WEB SERIES PILOT - END OF DAYS - Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST WEB PILOT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - EdiPlay International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT IN SHORT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Toronto Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCI-FI IN SHORT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Toronto Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST WEB SERIES TV PILOT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Toronto Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Toronto Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT (SCIENCE FICTION) - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Los Angeles Film & Script Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT (THRILLER) - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Los Angeles Film & Script Festival
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Stockholm Short Festival
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT / PILOT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Stockholm Short Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - London Indie Short Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - London Indie Short Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Filmdependence Screenplay Contest
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Roma Shorts
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST TV SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Los Angeles Film Awards
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SCREENWRITING - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Tokyo Shorts
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Wiki Screenplay Contest
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood International Golden Age Fest
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT IN SHORT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Phoenix Shorts
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Festigious Los Angeles Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Adbhooture Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Medusa Film Festival
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST TV PILOT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Tokyo International Short Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCEENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Silver Mask Live Festival
WINNER - BEST TV SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Top Shorts
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT (HM) - END OF DAYS - Los Angeles Film Awards
WINNER - BEST WEB/TV PILOT (HM) - END OF DAYS - Los Angeles Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Red Dragon Creative Awards
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - LA Independent Film Channel Festival
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - LA Independent Film Channel Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCEENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Silver Mask Live Festival - Los Angeles
SEMI FINALIST - BEST TV SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Los Angeles Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood Blvd Film Festival
WINNER - BEST ACTION-ADVENTURE SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood Blvd Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SUSPENSE THRILLER SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - Hollywood Blvd Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Paris Film Awards
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Tokyo International Short Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - DRUK International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Online Festival
FINALIST - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - END OF DAYS (SHORT) - EdiPlay International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCI-FI FASTASY SCREENPLAY - END OF DAYS - Vegas Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST WEB TV SERIES - END OF DAYS - Vegas Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT - END OF DAYS - OTB | Only The Best Film Awards
WINNER - BEST WEB TV SERIES - END OF DAYS - OTB | Only The Best Film Awards
WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Golden Jury International Film Festival (GJIFF)
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT - Amsterdam International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - 52 Weeks Film Festival
WINNER - BEST DRAMA SCRIPT - 52 Weeks Film Festival
WINNER - FESTIVAL FAVORITE - 52 Weeks Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - EdiPlay International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - END OF DAYS - Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST TV WEB SERIES - END OF DAYS - Florida Shorts

Submitted: December 18, 2021
Last Updated: January 31, 2022

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