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Knight of the Kolossos

A pair of detectives investigate a fanatical serial killer on a deadly quest spanning two millennia.

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A wealthy and highly influential couple have been murdered in their luxurious apartment on the Upper East Side of New York City. A pair of detectives from NYPDs Major Crimes unit has been sent to investigate the grim scene. What they find isn’t a run-of-the-mill murder, as it would seem that the victims have been hiding a dreadful secret that likely led to their disturbing demise.

As they delve further into this enigmatic case, the detectives realize they’re dealing with a serial killer who’s on a deadly, dogmatic crusade. Yet, they’ve only peeled back one layer of a complex, international mystery. A killer who’s motive, method and proclivity for malice is beyond anything they've encountered, and has gone on far longer than they can imagine.

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Screenwriting Masterclass Competition, 2019 - Quarter-finalist, Shorts Category
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CFK International Film Contest, Best Screenplay Winner, January 2019
https://ckfiff.co.uk/2019/02/01/january-2019-winners/

New York International Screenplay Awards 2019, Short Screenplay Category, Finalist and Honorable Mention (5th Place)
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NYC Indie Fest, Gold Award (3rd Place), February 2019
http://www.nycindiefilmawards.com/winners.html

Independent Shorts, Short Screenplay Category Winner , January 2019
https://independentshortsawards.com/award-winners-february-2019/

Richmond International Film Festival, Short Screenplay Category, Semi-Finalist 2019
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Los Angeles International Screenplay Contest, Quarter-finalist, 2019
https://www.lascreenplayawards.com/2018-fall-contest-results.html

Bluecat Screenplay Contest 2019 - Short Screenplay Category - Judge's Feedback:

"This script beautifully wove together two incredibly distinctive narratives in a way that felt original and unexpected. The dialogue between characters felt true to the settings in which they were written, and the historical aspect seemed well-informed.

It was powerful to witness a murder unfolding in the middle of the story as it allows audiences to do a bit of their own detective work in trying to solve the case with help from the detectives' findings.

Page twenty three held a striking reveal with Lindo being one of the 5 Knights of Kolossos, and I appreciate the way the story comes full circle with the chess piece falling into the puddle of coffee as shown in the establishing shot.

Perhaps the most surprising moment of all was when it became clear that Wincott had been in alliance with Lindo the whole time. The nicotine gum was a great way to hint at that, and then the actual realization that Wincott is the oracle was brilliant.

The theme of justice is cleverly presented as it becomes clear that those in possession of the bronze items were less than savory characters. This story is colorful and deserves to be produced."

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Submitted: October 30, 2018
Last Updated: October 3, 2022

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The Writer: J.B. Storey

My writing career started when I was no more than nine or ten years old. However, it took the form of imaginary adventures my many toys would embark upon. As I got older, I started to write essays at school. I excelled at the ones where I could freely mold my ideas into fiction. Not as good when it came to scrutinizing existing star-crossed literature written five hundred years ago. So, what did I do with all of that imagination? I studied history and philosophy. Why? For the most part, because I was a kid who still harbored ambitions of being Batman. In other words, I had no idea who I wanted to be professionally. Yet, I was drawn to history, for that is the root of all storytelling... Go to bio
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