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New Sins

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The ruler of a world where art has been banned must seek the help of a paralyzed musician to awaken his comatose daughter.

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NEW SINS
In a future where creative expression has been outlawed, a zealot finds his faith tested
when he’s forced to accept that music might be the only way to reach his comatose daughter.

New Eden, a not so distant future where a nameless order of ideologues have stripped society of artistic expression. Books are burnt; music destroyed; artists cast as heretics and subjected to surveillance and control.

Into this world comes 14-year-old Gail, a rebellious spirit and beloved daughter of Renner, a leading figure of the New Eden regime. 

When Gail is left comatose following a bid to end her life, a distraught Renner realises his only hope in bringing her back rests with resurrecting the very art he sought to destroy.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY

Renner kneels in front of the bed, tears cover his eyes as he holds Gail's hand.
She lies in bed, unconscious.

RENNER
They tell me to sin.
They tell me to make you remember who you were
because it's the only way you'll wake up.
Hearing my voice. Please, could you wake up?

Gail remains unconscious.

Desperate to save her, Renner approaches Cecily, an ageing musician and one of the last to hold long forbidden knowledge. Seeing a way to alleviate her own stifling existence, Cecily begrudgingly accepts Renner’s deal and the pair embark on a journey into necessary sin as she teaches her would be oppressor the lost art of guitar playing. Together the unlikely duo finds new meaning through the power of music, and a grieving father a second chance to make amends.

Oscar Moreno’s short script New Sins is an emotionally driven drama that explores our relationship with self-expression and the power of music to reach across ideological divides.  

Review by Steve Miles
Submitted: August 8, 2017
Last Updated: July 17, 2019
Times Downloaded: 39
Last Downloaded: October 16, 2019

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The Writer: Oscar Moreno

I'm a bilingual borderland Mexican writer and filmmaker. Recently, I've optioned my script "Whispers" to Fankle Films. My scripts and short films have placed highly and won awards in festivals and contests around the world such as the Sundance Lab and the Austin Film Festival. My prose work has appeared in the New York Times, Somos en Escrito, Levadura, The Wire's Dream Magazine, The Seattle Star and the Rio Grande Review. My love of storytelling has stemmed from filmmaking and impacted different aspects of my life. And although I deal with different genres and subjects, my main aspiration is to bring unique, fresh perspectives to stories about the border. I feel they are necessary now more... Go to bio

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