None of the Above by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

None of the Above

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Campaign co-chairs who are falling in and out of love try to win the election for their own anything-but-cliché candidate while fighting off opponents who include a sensational sports star and an obscure neophyte.
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A Dark Comedy that could be considered "Dr. Strangelove for Voters"!

"None of the Above" is a story about campaign managers who struggle to keep their candidate afloat after an adored sports hero joins the race and cynical voters begin to flock to a common-sense nobody who can't even afford campaign advertising. Meanwhile, backstage powerbrokers put the test to whether they, or politicians, or citizens, actually control the whole darned show!

Here's what's unique about this story:

First of all, it's not a simple Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan rom-com with a campaign backdrop. Secondly, it doesn't pick Right/Left-wing sides.

Here, while the two solitudes comically tear themselves apart, more nefarious forces are at play. The slapstick evolves into one of the most uncomfortable endings ever -- fashioned somewhat after the German constitutional crisis in 1933, but with a twist. While the story is set in the U.K., unfortunately it's plausible in any Western electoral system.

If you'd like to view the script or detailed synopsis for this story, I look forward to sending the PDFs to your attention.

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U7KXMG

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: March 2, 2018

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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