Reprisal by Shawn Davis | Script Revolution


A mentally ill survivor of a disfiguring assault invites her unwitting assailant over for an evening of horrific revenge.



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Jeff Bush (Co-writer) and I wrote this script for a production company and it was optioned immediately. The financing didn't work out so the option reverted back to us. This script is now available for consideration.

Written to be a single local shoot with a super low budget.

Years ago, Cindy was a beautiful blonde teenager with the whole world in front of her. On a cool November morning, Cindy was forced into a van and taken to a terrible place where, for 48 hours, she was assaulted, brutally raped and disfigured beyond recognition. After years of therapy and reconstructive surgery, Cindy looked nothing like her old self.

One evening on social media, Cindy stumbles across a man that looks identical to the one who committed those crimes against her. So she decides to invite him over knowing he would not recognize her. Her intent? To right the wrongs of her past.

What is to follow is a night of unbridled torture as she reenacts each and every act perpetrated on her so that her alleged assailant could feel the horror she experienced that changed her life forever.

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Completed - Submitted to Cannes and Sundance.

Submitted: September 4, 2016
Last Updated: September 21, 2020

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The Writer: Shawn Davis

Shawn began writing in 2008 as a means to overcome a lifelong reading disorder. After several short scripts, he took on writing his first feature screenplay in 2009. Six years and several screenplays later, Shawn's highly acclaimed script Equal Retribution was reviewed and given one of the highest screenplay ratings ever handed out by Carson Reeves of View full review here - Equal Retribution has also been submitted to and placed highly in such prestigious contests as The Academy Nicholl Fellowship and The Page Awards . It was also chosen as a top script on Francis Ford Coppola's website, Zoetrope. Equal... Go to bio

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