Melville by J.B. Storey | Script Revolution

Melville

A psychologically scarred FBI Profiler encounters an eerie, otherworldly entity who hunts and punishes the most evasive serial killers in the world.

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Murderers that get pinched and punished are the lucky ones. Those that slip into the darkness, allegedly never caught, have the misfortune of meeting Melville. As he teaches them that killing has consequences. Some worldly, some other.

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Creative World Awards, Short Screenplay Category, Semi-Finalist
http://www.creativeworldawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-CWA-S...

Hollyshorts Screenplay Contest, 2nd Place - www.hollyshorts.com/screenplay-selections-2018

Zed Fest, Finalist, Short Screenplay Competition - http://zedfest.org/

Shore Scripts Annual Screenplay Contest, Short Screenplay category – Quarter-Finalist - https://www.shorescripts.com/2017screenplaycontestwinners/

Beverly Hills Screenwriting Contest, Short Screenplay Category -Finalist <https://beverlyhillsscreenplaycontest.com/awards/2017-official-finalists>

Oregon Short Film Festival, Official Selection and Best Screenplay Award Nomination
https://filmfestivalcircuit.com/events/oregon-short-film-festival/osff-2...

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, Short Screenplay Contest - Official Finalist
http://www.horrorscifi.com/blog?category=Contests

Austin Micro Shorts, Official Finalist
https://filmfestivalcircuit.com/events/austin-micro-short-film-festival/...

Bluecat Screenplay Contest, Reader Feedback: (HIGHLIGHTS)

"This is a harrowing, hallucinatory, intense psychological noir thriller about a world where a supernatural force takes shape as a Shadow Man who hunts evil people who are able to subvert the law (“You see, killing has consequences... some worldly, some other.”). The script brilliantly pieces together the distant memories of Louis to unravel his connection to the Shadow Man, peeling back the layers like an onion. The ending is up for interpretation – either the Shadow Man is a figment of Louis’ damaged imagination, or he’s a real force that teams up with mortal men to combat evil. Either way, what we have here is an intensely satisfying portrait of true justice – a world where there are forces working behind what the normal eye can see to make sure that those who cause suffering get what they deserve, and that those who suffer have guardian angels watching out for them.

The dialogue here is so good – like listening to wine and chocolate ooze out of each character’s mouth. There’s not one throwaway line here, not one line that doesn’t have some tinge of creativity and character."

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Submitted: August 27, 2017
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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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