Scar Tissue by David McEwan | Script Revolution

Scar Tissue

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Five New Yorkers struggle with painful secrets and life changing choices in their search for hope and release or sweet revenge.
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A searing story about the emotional scars that run deep in all of us and the different and often shocking ways that people find escape, revenge and for some, a glorious second chance. Five people, with different stories and struggles, are forced to face their demons and tormentors and in the end, make choices that forever change their lives.

Clyde, a Vietnam vet, finds himself in the final phase of a troubled life filled with disconnection and bad decisions, with little hope in sight. His days are spent alone in his stark apartment with a gun and a single bullet. Through a series of events and serendipitous good fortune, he is given one last chance.

Kaylee, a 13-year-old musical prodigy has started classes at a new school and attracted the wrong kind of attention from a group of older, nasty girls. As she struggles with bullying and her parents' crumbling marriage, Kaylee finds escape and peace in her cello and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Jeremiah, a man whose seemingly perfect life and plans for a family are shattered by his wife’s infidelity and lies, buys a gun and carefully schemes to confront her lover and teach everyone a hard lesson.

Claire, the brilliant businesswoman and Wall Street Executive of the Year, with deep emotional scars of abuse, struggles to confront her demons through therapy and escape the sexually destructive path that has taken over her life.

And Amy, the 15-year-old bully who sees the world through anger and violence as she copes with a hellish home life and little hope of escape.

An unflinching look at trauma and betrayal and the healing powers of hope, connection and beauty. No one can completely escape the hand they’re dealt, but everyone does have a choice – to either change the story or surrender to one's demons.

Submitted: March 18, 2019
Last Updated: August 19, 2019

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The Writer: David McEwan

I am a writer living in Toronto. My CV in the business is short, so I’ll tell you about my working background. I’ve been a marketing executive for over 25 years in Canada and the U.S. representing major firms in the real estate, design and construction industries. My planning and writing skills have been tested and fine tuned by tight deadlines and demanding clients in the pursuit of branding, marketing and promotional excellence. I've also had the pleasure of ghost writing well over a hundred executive speeches for clients. My ambitions have now expanded to include a personal reinvention in the area of writing for film and T.V. I also just finished writing and launching a management/... Go to bio

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