Ruffled Feathers by Craig E. Zecko | Script Revolution

Ruffled Feathers

To fulfill her father's dying wishes, a college girl and her hardcore vegan roommate attempt to catch an ultra-fast cuckoo bird, only for it to outsmart them at every turn.



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When college student June learns that her father is dying, she and her roommate Nancy head out to Utah so she can at least hear his final wishes: to catch some sort of cuckoo bird that he failed to shoot down.

Meanwhile, Food Channel star Robbie Clay is making another installment of his hit show “Fantastic Eats (And Where to Dine Them),” when he learns at the last minute that the pub he was going to film at failed to give him the go-ahead. Scrambling to find a replacement, he finds himself in Utah where he just so happens to encounter June and Nancy. Overhearing their conversation about the cuckoo bird, he offers them a million and a half dollars if they can kill the bird and bring it to him. Strapped for cash, June accepts the offer.

Reluctantly, Nancy joins June in the deserts of St. George where they encounter the greater roadrunner cuckoo bird. There’s only one problem: it’s too fast! To make matters worse, Robbie keeps bugging them on the bird progress as he cooks up a scheme to fake a restaurant that will serve the bird. He’s not a very patient guy.

Now the girls will have to use their smarts to capture the roadrunner but the bird’s even smarter.

Submitted: August 8, 2022
Last Updated: August 8, 2022

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The Writer: Craig E. Zecko

I have been self-taught to be a professional screenwriter (although I did take a couple of classes along the way) and I have what it takes to deliver projects that are both unlike anything audiences have seen before and can easily go behind the camera. Because of my eclectic tastes in films and TV, I am able to work with a wide range of genres. In addition to being a devoted writer and hard worker, I am easy to work with and can take criticism. No matter how difficult the industry may be, the last thing I want to do is give up. Go to bio

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