Escoria (Human Waste) by Peter Turner | Script Revolution

Escoria (Human Waste)



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15 years after being sent as a child from Cuba by his parents, Nicolas returns to attend his father’s funeral. But ghosts of the past threaten to cause more anguish and danger for his future.

The story starts with Nicolas’ arrival at Havana Airport. He is returning for the 1st time since he left as a young man 15 years ago. His Uncle Luis, a powerful military man with a bad temper awaits Nicolas’ arrival to drive to the funeral. The odd couple must drive to the small town of Caibaríen for the funeral where Nick’s Mother, Maria, still lives. Old arguments about politics and life surface on their journey. Nicolas blames his Uncle for his parents remaining in Cuba and the loss of his family. Now he worries that maybe he has lost his mother to his Uncle’s influence forever. Nicolas has big dreams for his mother, but he is overwhelmed with emotions of things that could have been with his father that will never be. He won’t let this opportunity to save his mother be lost. But now things are dangerous for Nicolas and his mother. Uncle Luis is powerful, comfortable and proud and he won’t let the shame of his sister leaving bring him down. Nicolas must find a way to save what’s left of his family but the ghosts of the past and nostalgia for an almost forgotten childhood are tearing Nick apart. This tragic story of love and family and life is just one of many untold stories where lives are destroyed by destiny….

Submitted: June 2, 2018
Last Updated: August 4, 2019

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The Writer: Peter Turner

I have spent most of my career working in entrepreneurial projects in Europe and the US. Early in my career I worked on a number of films and for an award winning director/writer. Although my background has generally been in business and startups I have never stopped writing or making short films. I have a few full length feature films that I would like make either by selling the scripts or directing them myself. Go to bio

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