For Your Dreams by CJ Walley | Script Revolution

For Your Dreams

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A hardy country girl with nothing to lose is forced to transport drugs by a small town crook, but instead she double-crosses him in a last ditch bid to fulfill her sister's dreams in Vegas.
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Imagine Thelma & Louise meets True Romance; country charm, colorful characters plus plenty of gunplay and car chases to boot. This is good old-fashioned entertainment with a slightly pulpy twist.

Savannah Johnson is a deep and loving protagonist, a hardy country girl, multidimensional with a rich and compelling backstory. Reeling from the loss of her father and struggling to cope with an alcoholic mother, all she has in the world is her adoringly innocent and vulnerable younger sister Ginger.

That is until a good deed for some hitchhikers results in Ginger being thrown in jail and Savannah finding herself in the pocket of a local drug dealer.

Tasked with making a drug deal out of town, and given a brand new muscle car to complete it in, Savannah double-crosses both the police and her antagonist by bailing Ginger out and taking her on the run with one simple plan; to never come back and head for Ginger's childhood dream, a dream to dance.

But with every penny spent, they decide to try to complete the drug deal themselves, resulting in a tense stand off they barely scrape through, and worse still, only lands them in more trouble.

Issues run deep as the girls battle on. Pursued by ruthless drug dealers, it seems nothing can go right for them and a dark side of Savannah gradually surfaces as she becomes more reckless and emotionally vulnerable.

But the experiences toughen the Girls and, with gas money running dry and their pursuers looming in the rear view mirror, crime soon seems the only way forward.

A stand out piece in a gas station sees the Girls seemingly meet their match, a heroin addicted veteran with an axe to grind won't give in so easily. Tension escalates to a dramatic stand off where Savannah has to make the ultimate sacrifice; but there’s a bad-ass streak of country girl attitude here that just won’t give in.

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"Fun writing - escapism at its best with a tinge of 1970s carsploitation films."

"Given the relatively low budget needed, the solid bad-ass roles for 2 up-and-coming actresses, and the amount of gunplay and car chases, this would seem to have excellent prospects as a small-scale action film."

"This script has clear roots in THELMA & LOUISE, but distances itself enough by its unique and well rounded characters to make it feel unique. The recent surge of female-driven movies would allow this the find its place in the current market. The strong female characters would be an enticing pull for many actresses, further augmenting the potential of being an attractive property."

"The script owes an obvious debt to films like THELMA & LOUISE or even the TV show THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, but FOR YOUR DREAMS not only distinguishes itself from its tonal predecessors, but cleverly plays on their genre conventions"

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The Writer: CJ Walley

I’m here for the gritty movies, the rebellious movies, the b-movies, those features that are here to be good old fashioned entertainment and pack a punch that’s a lot harder than their budgets would suggest.

I love pulp and exploitation, I like car chases and gunplay, but I also love depth and themes that resound with viewers at the core of their being. I like dialogue that crackles and has weight behind the words. I love scenes that twist and turn as characters vie for power or fall for each other.

2012 was the year I started writing and it’s been a hell of a ride. I’ve cut my teeth writing shoestring budget short scripts and giving them away to up-and-coming filmmakers.... Go to bio

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