Falling Down by Mark Hemmings | Script Revolution

Falling Down

A high-flying financier awakens from a coma to find that he has lost his home, his wife, and career.



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JASON is an ambitious and straight-flying financier who wants to move up the corporate ladder. He works for a large Investment firm called Radean Investments. He is married to ISABELLA and they both enjoy a privileged life.
Jason finds out that CHARLES, the CEO of Radean Investments directly manipulated Jason not getting a promotion at the firm. Jason heads home from work where he is stabbed multiple times during a mugging. Jason wakes from his coma he can barely walk and cannot remember anything from the attack.
Jason finds out that his wife Isabella has been having an affair with Charles. Isabella confesses and their marriage ends in divorce.
Jason falls into depression. Jason gets into a physical fight with Charles and has a seizure. Afterward, Jason is sent to prison for several months. Jason loses his job and home.
Jason is saved by a homeless man from committing suicide. Jason reacquaints with an old school friend HUGH who gives Jason a job. Jason meets WILLOW, with who he forms a close relationship. Jason finds GAVIN the man that attacked him and visits him in prison. Gavin tells Jason that his father was killed working for the real estate company that Charles previously owned.
Jason randomly crosses paths with Charles and almost gets into a physical altercation. Jason and Willows’ relationship blossoms into a romantic relationship.
Charles sets his sights on buying the lease that Hugh’s factory needs to operate. Jason helps a colleague to give birth in an emergency situation. Isabella returns to Jason and begs for forgiveness. Willow catches Jason and Isabella kissing. She ends her relationship with Jason.
Hugh asks Jason to help him fight Charles for the lease. Hugh is admitted to the hospital with terminal cancer. Jason finds a colleague of Gavin’s late father and asks him to testify to malpractice that took place, he refuses. Jason reaches out to an old friend and asks him to help stop Charles. Jason apologizes to Willow and confesses his love for her, they reconcile.
Jason and Charles have a showdown at Hugh’s factory. Harry arrives with a former employee of Charles’ company willing to confess to the fraud and forgeries committed by Charles that led to the deaths of several employees. The police arrive and take Charles away.

Submitted: December 19, 2021
Last Updated: January 9, 2022

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The Writer: Mark Hemmings

A London based scriptwriter who travels to US regularly. I'm a quarterfinalist in the Script Lab - TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2022 My scripts have received good coverage and multiple “Consider” ratings from professional coverage agencies. I’m a self-taught screenwriter who has decided to pursue a career in screenwriting. I’m versatile and can write multiple genres as you can see from some of my advertised projects. I’m very professional in my delivery and work ethic and I aim to please. I’m happy to write to order or to a spec. I’ve written features and 1-hour pilots intended for series. Go to bio

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