Flat Squirrel by Fiona Faith Ross | Script Revolution

Flat Squirrel

A stranded but determined flying squirrel gets mixed up with junk-food obsessed forest animals who annoy the meanest ever junk-food junkie, and prevent him going home.



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A story by Fiona Faith Ross

99-page Animation/Adventure/Family Feature. Think "Over The Hedge" (food issues) meets "The Secret Life of Pets" (disruption).

SETTING: Deciduous woodland cut in half by an insanely busy highway. It could be in New England. Our hero lives in Squirrel Wood on one side, where life's rules are simple, if emotionally challenging. In the forest on the other side, a bunch of damaged animals lurk in a hut to survive the winter, until humans build a new gas station/diner, lead the animals to an obsession with junk food and the dangers of the commercial bakery.

DUGGAN: (Juvenile) Duggan, our hero, is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed flying squirrel who lost his Ma on the highway when he was small, shaking his confidence, but still, Duggan’s a fighter.
CHARLIE: (Young Teen) A button-eyed gopher, Charlie is Duggan's best buddy and sidekick.
BERYL: (Young Teen) Charlie's resourceful younger sis, always looking for goodies to stuff in her backpack.
GROSS DAISY: (Middle-Aged) Antagonist. Did time in a test-lab, super-sized albino rabbit with a broken heart, meanest-ever donut junkie, who won't tolerate any threat to her supply.

Book Publication Date: 28 June 2018
Credits: Artwork by Fraser J. May.

AWARDS: Hollywood Screenplay Festival, Silver Award, Family Genre, 2018
Florida Comedy Film Festival, WINNER! 2020. Titanium Award. Woo hoo!

Please contact me at fionafaithross@gmail.com

All Accolades & Coverage: 

"This script and story is like reading literature. You are a great writer and the narrative is truly exceptional." Philip E. Hardy, multi-award-winning script writer.
"Flat Squirrel should win all the awards." Marti King Young, Producer/Director/Writer

Hollywood Screenplay Contest, 2018, Family Film, Silver Award Winner.
Florida Comedy Film Festival, 2020, AWARD WINNER! Best Screenplay, Titanium Award.

Submitted: November 19, 2017
Last Updated: September 6, 2020

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The Writer: Fiona Faith Ross

UPDATED: March 2021 Fiona Faith's work explores themes of family relationships, friendships and misunderstandings, mostly in Dramedy or Supernatural Fantasy genres. She draws extensively on myth and ancient cultures. Her short screenplay Getting Lucky won the Houston Comedy Film Festival Best Romantic Comedy Short Script in Fall 2020. Her feature screenplays, Wereteen and Flat Squirrel, won Best Screenplay Awards at The Florida Comedy Film Festival 2018 and 2020. She was privileged to participate in The Hollywood Field Trip in April 2019 to meet executives of production companies and literary agencies. She's also published in the Twisted50 newest anthology, Twisted: Ghosts of Christmas. (... Go to bio

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