Maelstrom by Stephen Wise | Script Revolution


A wealthy family and their employees fight for survival on their island resort during a tropical storm after an infection brought from the Amazon transforms some of the residents into monstrous creatures.



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Official Selection of the 2020 Horror: Genre Lab presented by Lift-Off Network
Official Selection of the 2020 HorrorHaus Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2020 Orlando Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2021 Southeast Regional Film Festival

Submitted: August 29, 2020
Last Updated: September 2, 2020

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The Writer: Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise was born in Michigan. At age eight, friends of his invited him to participate in a “home movie” they were making. This set him on a course of filmmaking where he wrote and directed his own films on Super 8 through his teen years. His family moved to Texas and then to Oklahoma, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Broadcasting. He then relocated to Orlando, where he was one of the first 30 students inducted into the inaugural class of the University of Central Florida’s film program and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude. With a love of writing, Stephen focused on screenwriting. Having teamed up with Lee Shapiro, their co-written screenplay Sinkhole was a Finalist... Go to bio

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