Feeling Reality by Dan O'Sullivan | Script Revolution

Feeling Reality



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A smart seventeen-year-old girl pines for her best friend and weighs options that could affect her scholastic future solely on the uncertainty of revealing her feelings to him.

In this grand prize award-winning Cameron Crowe-style whimsical drama, they say “The heart wants what the heart wants”. But when your heart wants your best friend in the whole world, getting what you want is much easier said than done. At least that’s the case in the dragging situation of Hudson Holmes, a beautifully sweet, wise-beyond-her-years intelligent girl on the cusp of her high school graduation. Hudson has been in love with Ryder for as long as she can remember. And for as long as she can remember, Ryder has been attractive, funny, charming—and unattainable, always coasting on his in-and-out relationship with the free-spirited artsy Delilah. But Ryder’s availability—or lack thereof, anyway—has never been the problem for Hudson, because with intense feeling of romantic magnetism there has also always been intense feelings of disastrous consequences to their friendship should she ever muster the strength to divulge the truth. And losing Ryder is already a realistic possibility now that he’s weighing his college decision based on Delilah’s probable choice of art school in New York City, which would work out fine for Hudson in proximity terms since she got accepted to NYU. Only Delilah’s not so sure if Ryder should come chasing since their romantic association has more or less faltered as of late. And it certainly doesn’t help that a mysterious, mischievously-smiled new guy has rolled into town for the remainder of the school term to capture Delilah’s attention with a bad boy charisma. Stuck in the middle of the chaotic teenage carousel is reliable friend Wes, who plays a neutral position by comfortably giving endlessly-unhelpful advice to Hudson and Ryder on their respective love interests, and Hudson’s young, hip, fun Aunt Vivian—arriving just in time from her latest photo-snapping gig overseas to provide Hudson with the wise, sound advocacy she just might need to make her leap of faith before she loses her chance—and Ryder—forever.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Winner, The Monthly Film Festival (February-March 2017 Edition)

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The Writer: Dan O'Sullivan

Dan O'Sullivan is an American screenwriter of widely-diverse genre titles with sixty awards and contest placements across nearly thirty different screenplays. His strengths rely on sharp, snappy dialogue and fantastic vision of detail to create engaging, believable, original and memorable stories. In addition, he has self-published four acclaimed books available exclusively at www.lulu.com. Graduate of the New York Film Academy and Brooklyn College for screenwriting. Go to bio

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