Outsider by John Austin | Script Revolution


A mind-reading alien banished to Earth encounters a powerful new potential ally to fight back against her ruthless oppressor and his murderous community of extraterrestrial criminals.



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For centuries, Earth has been used as a dumping ground for many of the galaxy's most dangerous beings. Implanted with chips giving them a human appearance and limiting the more destructive supernatural powers they may possess, they have been abandoned to life sentences on Earth - and most of them are not happy about it.

The most powerful of these creatures, a Morothorian who calls himself Jack and has managed to disable his chip, leads "The Community" - a ruthless cabal of convicts determined to keep knowledge of their existence to a minimum while pursuing a way back home and the vengeance they feel they deserve.

Although unwelcome in The Community due to her natural mind-reading ability, the blood-drinking Syn is nonetheless forced by Jack to serve it or be killed. When Jack demands Syn help him deliver a "friendly warning" to a politician overseeing a government black ops agency acting against them, Syn finally refuses. As punishment for her defiance, Jack orders the murder of a human woman, Rachel, whom Syn has recently begun dating and who is unaware of Syn's true nature.

However, Rachel is saved when Jack's lackey, Max, is attacked by Cass - the newest extraterrestrial arrival on Earth, and also a Morothorian. Syn realises that Cass is the only one who could potentially rid Earth of Jack, but only if they can disable her chip and unleash her immensely powerful abilities; and only if Jack and The Community don't find her.

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Semi-Finalist - 25th Annual Fade In Awards | Sci-Fi Category, 2021

Submitted: December 9, 2021
Last Updated: December 9, 2021

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The Writer: John Austin

His adult life spent as a full-time carer for his disabled mother, John began writing as a means to escape into different worlds. He penned the short film, Long Lost Father in 2014, which premiered at FilmFest Gent as part of the anthology film, Follow: Tall Tales From a Small City (2014). Having struggled to balance his caring commitments with his craft, John took a break from writing but has again put fingers to keys, writing four contest-placing teleplays in 2021. His horror pilot script, Demonica , was named as a Finalist in both the Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition and the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards , while his urban fantasy pilot,... Go to bio

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