Sandfly Trap by Tequoia Urbina | Script Revolution

Sandfly Trap

In the marsh where Hoodoo is life, a woman gets possessed by an ancestral spirit and her estranged teenaged daughter must save her before she is used to enact murderous revenge.



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Ghosts haunt the Sandfly community and a 200-year-old prophecy leads to a botched ritual that leaves
Mariah possessed with the vengeful spirit of her ancestor. She is sent to an insane asylum and is trapped physically and mentally. When Mariah becomes pregnant, her daughter, Eshe, is taken from her to be raised by her grand-mother.
Now a teen, Eshe is driven to free her mother from the hospital and fulfill the centuries old prophecy.
Sandfly Trap is a contemporary, supernatural drama. This limited series spans eight one-hour episodes. It introduces a selection of rich and diverse characters interwoven into the world of the Gullah/Geechee
community. Sandfly Trap is unique and essential to increase the collection of narratives centered around the ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) experience.

Submitted: March 20, 2020
Last Updated: March 16, 2021

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The Writer: Tequoia Urbina

Tequoia Urbina is an award winning screenwriter/filmmaker in based in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate of Georgia State University and Northeastern University and has over 25 years of experience in TV and film. Tequoia is dedicated to creating thought provoking and entertaining content. Her latest work, The Hard Pass is a sci-fi TV series that features a diverse cast and crew. She is currently working on her fictional short film, Gehenna, and is committed to creating characters and opportunities for women and people of color. Tequoia understands that representation matters and strives to reflect that in each of her projects. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her family and... Go to bio

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