Mabel by Brandi Self | Script Revolution

Mabel

A depressed young man struggles to keep up with his girlfriend who keeps disappearing at the most inopportune times.

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Johnny awakens troubled that his girlfriend, Mabel has, once again, been strikingly absent from his dreams. His concern grows when he realizes it’s still dark outside and that he’s lost track of time. Then, she just disappears, leaving the shower running empty and causing him to answer doorbells that lead to nothing. When she eventually shows back up, seemingly regretful, covered in vomit, and in desperate need of medical attention, he forgives her. He even forgets. But, when she vanishes again in a diner bathroom, Johnny’s meltdown in the parking lot becomes so devastating that the employees know they must reveal the true reason why Mabel has been so in and out of his life lately.

Submitted: November 8, 2018
Last Updated: March 23, 2021

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The Writer: Brandi Self

Produced/Optioned Screenwriter I create surreal, carefully constructed stories that dissect love, morality, oppression, identity crises, alienation, and stagnation by catapulting characters into sometimes absurdly juxtaposed worlds where they must use self-examination as a tool for escape and redemption. Influences: Rod Serling/Twilight Zone Charlie Kaufman Franz Kafka Background: I guess it all began with me hanging out of the back of a moving van as I threw raw meat to an angry grizzly bear, hoping the cameraman could get the perfect shot. Yeah, I started in production, reality television to be exact. But, it wasn’t all bad, I got to party with rock stars, shoot guns off with bikini girls... Go to bio

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