Fatal Draft by Oscar Moreno | Script Revolution

Fatal Draft

A young writer suspected of murder must clear her name and uncover the identity of the killer who is hunting down her colleagues and friends.



Page Count: 



Age Rating:


Right off the road in the Mojave Desert, a mysterious figure murders Sterling Watson in a diner bathroom. On the road, JUDY MONARREZ and her best friend Rachel are headed to a small island off the California coast so Judy can go to a diverse writer’s retreat, as part of a talent incubator. Once there, she meets the program’s leader MARISSA SANCHEZ and her assistant BARRY, and fellow writers ABDUL, THAD, NICK and LINDSAY. They mention that there’s been online harassment against them from internet troll games. FALCO, Judy’s manager, calls her, informing her that her latest script has been turned down by producers. She tells her she’d like to do something different but Falco micromanages her career.

DETECTIVE HANSEN, Marissa’s ex-husband arrives to tell them about Sterling’s murder. Everyone is shocked, especially Lindsay who was in a long distance relationship with Abdul. As the shock wears off, Nick and Judy start flirting with each other. Marissa orders delivery for breakfast, receiving it from delivery boy LANCE, which turns out to poison Thad. Hansen begins to suspect that the killer might be someone in the writers’ group. Soon another body hits the floor: Barry. Rachel discovers that Judy left her phone behind. The killer goes after Lindsay and Judy realizes this, trying to stop him, but she’s too late. But her presence there, only amplifies Detective Hansen’s suspicions of her, along with her reluctance to fulfill her background check.

Hansen decides to detain and interrogate Judy but she refuses to talk without a lawyer. The killer attacks Marissa. Hansen comes for her protection but he’s killed as well. Nick turns out to be an accomplice of the killer who is no other than Lance, the delivery boy. Judy tries to escape from them, but finds herself in their clutches as they reveal they were killing her colleagues and friends as a statement against white, male artists being replaced.

Rachel arrives, noticing Marissa’s and Hansen’s bodies. She takes the latter’s gun and goes to Judy’s rescue, both of them confronting the killers until they’re dead. Weeks later, Judy is out of the hospital and returning home with Rachel. She gets a phone call from Falco asking her to sell the life rights to her story, but she refuses. After she hangs up, she gets another call from an unknown voice, threatening to haunt her as revenge for Nick and the Script Killer. “Bring it on,” she tells him before hanging up.

Submitted: August 29, 2019
Last Updated: March 14, 2021

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

This Script Is Loved By 4 Readers

Rick Helin's picture
Scott Sawitz's picture
Sophie Dason's picture
Maurice Q Morris's picture
Oscar Moreno's picture

The Writer: Oscar Moreno

Produced bilingual Mexican writer and filmmaker from the U.S./Mexico border. My life here has taken me from witnessing the horrors of violence to the joy of seeing its survivors lead happy lives, and experiencing what it's like to be a musician and to soak up the moments of love and weirdness you can find here. My passion for storytelling has stemmed from filmmaking and impacted different aspects of my life. I’m mainly focused on writing and making the kinds of gritty and mesmerizing thrillers, horror movies and sci-fi that I’d stay up watching late at night as a teenager. But I also love powerful drama and believe all of these flavors can be combined and provide an exciting experience for... Go to bio

More Scripts From Oscar

Alien Girl
A teenage girl and her best friend escape to a house in the woods to make alien contact as they're chased by their loved ones and the law.
Feature Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 84pp
8 readers love this script
In a future America where immigrants and refugees are hunted down by a fascist government, a young woman must use her newfound teleportation powers to rescue them.
Feature Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 109pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
6 readers love this script
New Sins
The ruler of a world where art has been banned must seek the help of a paralyzed musician to awaken his comatose daughter.
Short Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 13pp
6 readers love this script
A paranoid young man is visited by a woman who claims to be not just from the future, but also his wife.
Short Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 15pp
5 readers love this script
Actors and Spies
A German actress spying for the Nazis in Mexico collides with a Mexican actor that is secretly an FBI agent. Inspired by real events.
Feature History, Thriller, War For sale 101pp
4 readers love this script
Murder X: Mimesis
A young woman must help her comatose ex escape a VR simulation of a horror film before both lose their identities and their grip on reality forever.
Feature Horror, Sci-Fi For sale 97pp
4 readers love this script
Takes You Back
After being committed to an institution following her sister's death, a troubled young woman returns home to convince her friends and family that they're being hunted by a demon that feeds on negative emotions.
Feature Horror For sale 85pp
2 readers love this script
Donald Trump: Self-Esteem Booster
In order to live a better life, a young man seeks the moral support of President Trump but soon can't get rid of him.
Short Comedy Example of work only 6pp
2 readers love this script
Lost Blood
A young woman must protect her home from someone claiming to be her lost sister as they uncover her family's dark secrets.
Feature Drama, Horror, Thriller For sale 93pp
2 readers love this script
A woman tending to her catatonic husband discovers who's responsible for the wounds she keeps waking up with.
Short Horror For sale 13pp
2 readers love this script
Nowhere Near
In the Juárez/El Paso border, a British student must help her Mexican boyfriend recover his student visa, before their separation across the countries perils their relationship.
Feature Drama, Romance For sale 77pp
2 readers love this script
Caution: Wet Floor
A shy young man must use desperate and dangerous measures to get the attention of the girl of his dreams.
Short Comedy For sale 5pp
1 reader loves this script
Close the Door
A girl pays the price for her absent-mindedness and discovers a dark secret about her life.
Short Comedy, Horror For sale 3pp
1 reader loves this script
In order to protect a young immigrant, an activist must prevent a group of white supremacists from breaking into her home.
Feature Thriller Under Option 90pp
1 reader loves this script
History Rocks
Alex Turner and his new friend Jorge travel across space and time to meet their favorite rockstars from across the ages as they try their best to not mess too much with history.
TV Pilot Adventure, Comedy, History, Music, Sci-Fi For sale 34pp
1 reader loves this script
A young couple must escape from a narcotúnel after they're held hostage by a cartel boss who manipulates them against each other as they find themselves caught in a turfwar.
Feature Crime, Thriller For sale 89pp
1 reader loves this script
Targeted for death by her ex-girlfriend - a vengeful cartel boss - a recently paroled convict must strike back with the help of the one friend who hasn't deserted her.
Feature Action, Thriller Under Option 85pp
1 reader loves this script
After their parents are murdered by a hitwoman during a family vacation in Mexico, two teen siblings must find their way back to the States.
Feature Action, Thriller For sale 88pp
1 reader loves this script
In order to save their lives from addiction and depression, a party-loving college junior escapes with her best friends (An introverted freshman and a girl mourning her father's death) from the Texas borderland to California.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 86pp