Kith by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Kith

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As the last human on Earth struggles against her treacherous environment and her desperate loneliness, a frightening creature begins to prowl the ruins in which she lives.
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17-year-old Kith is a resourceful, poetic young woman with a vivid imagination who shares her post-apocalyptic world with a mannequin, a stray cat... and a terrifying demon of unexplained origin who stalks her.

That the cause of the End of the World remains unidentified to us only emphasizes Kith’s bleak predicament. Yet, through her inspiring passion and perseverance, there remains hope for the survival of the human spirit.

While at times "Kith" verges on the horrific , it is not a genre horror story. Its appearance as a simple "end-of-worlder" could put people into the seats, but its art-house qualities suggest it occupies similar space to Polanski's "Repulsion" from 1965. Closer still may the surrealistic works of Lynch, the complex storytelling of Memento or Black Swan, and especially Brad Anderson's "The Machinist", from 2004: Whereas that stunner was about guilt and accepting responsibility, "Kith" is a complex, sympathetic study of loneliness and accepting inevitability.

As such, "Kith" will appeal to those who enjoy the abstract storylines of the aforementioned films and invites the viewer to THINK, yet it retains some commerciality given its young-adult orientation and sci-fi setting.

At minimum, audiences can take it as a thought-provoking, feminine combination of "I am Legend" meets "The Quiet Earth".

Lastly, I should add that some fine young actress who is also capable of physicality ought to enjoy bringing the character of Kith to life, since she is the only character on-screen for virtually the entire story.

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MAVBQO6

Submitted: September 30, 2016
Last Updated: June 16, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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