Knight of the Kolossos by Jeremy Storey | Script Revolution

Knight of the Kolossos

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

From the imagination of accomplished author Jeremy B. Storey comes a murder mystery with a twist, Knight of the Kolossos. Lenny Delveccio and Amanda Wincott, two NYPD detectives, examine a crime scene where a well off couple have been murdered.

Even from the start, something just doesn’t make sense. The killer’s choice of hemlock as a means to end the lives of these individuals is puzzling enough, but an apartment’s worth of untouched expensive items and the discovery of a secret room throw up more questions than the two detectives are comfortable with.

Delveccio and Wincott desperately to try piece together the meagre clues to work out who the perpetrator is before they strike again.

To confuse matters further, the two are watched by a mysterious figure in a Greek fisherman’s hat and their investigation is interrupted by a French Interpol officer. Nothing is quite adding up.

WINCOTT
Mr. and Mrs. Oakley. Patriarch and
Matriarch of the redonkulously wealthy Oakley clan.

DELVECCIO
No shit. They don't send Major Crimes
for a runa-the-mill home invasion.
These fuckers have ties at 1PP. And
after 3 months on this team you know
exactly what that means.

WINCOTT
The eye of Commisioner Sauron is on us.
Understood, loud and clear.
Okay, so it doesn't look like forced
entry or any signs of a struggle.

DELVECCIO
Three table settings.

WINCOTT
So, our dinner guest is either a witness,
a perp, or dead elsewhere.

DELVECCIO
Dollars-to-donuts it's the perp.

WINCOTT
Why so certain?

DELVECCIO
Vics used their spoons. Guest didn't.

WINCOTT
Maybe wasn't a fan of the soup.

DELVECCIO
Maybe 'cos he knew it was poisoned.

WINCOTT
With what?

DELVECCIO
Rigidity suggests they were paralyzed
before dying. And... the fennel aroma.

WINCOTT
Which means...?

DELVECCIO
Means hemlock was the cause of death.

WINCOTT
So our perp has a taste for murder,
with a side of cruelty.

As the detectives struggle, the mystery deepens ever more.

Cutting between ancient Greece and today's NYC, the narrative slowly reveals a past motivation is driving these murders into present-day. A millennia old tale that has been assumed folklore emerges and starts to bleed into the streets of modern New York.

Will our detectives be able to figure out the crime before further victims are claimed?

With expert writing and style, Storey has created an effortless, elegant short that hooks the reader in and keeps them engaged throughout.

Mystery lies at the heart of Kolossos, driving the characters and story towards a thrilling crescendo, where ancient and present timelines connect, and long hidden secrets are revealed.

If you are a producer or director looking for an engrossing murder mystery script for your next work – one that’ll keep audiences talking throughout the “ages” - then Knight of the Kolossos is a must read - and win!

 

 

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The Writer: Jeremy Storey

Jeremy Storey, originally hails from the United Kingdom, but now resides in Seattle, WA. He first discovered the joys of writing at school, penning short stories and collaborating on comic books with his friends. Coming from a writerly family, it was clearly in his DNA to tell stories. However, it wasn’t until he graduated University, that he started to dabble in film and stage.

Since then, he’s written feature length screenplays (The Immaculate Secret, Rewind, Pink Slip Party), as well as award-winning short screenplays (Cat & Mouse, Wishbone, Tower of Strength) and award-winning stage plays (Last Cup of Sorrow, Wolves at the Door). For Jeremy, writing is a form of catharsis... Go to bio

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