Slow-Motion Car Crash by Ben Clifford | Script Revolution

Slow-Motion Car Crash



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When the woman his boyfriend left him for is cast on the TV show he writes for, a young, self-absorbed writer goes to great lengths to destroy the new relationship and get his ex back.

SLOW-MOTION CAR CRASH, an anti-romantic-comedy in eight chapters: Ishmael, (25), aspiring writer and all-round kind of shitty guy, is dumped by his actor boyfriend-of-three-years Charlie for Patience, who is young (21), beautiful, and a genuinely good person. Ishmael is devastated and does everything but stalk the new couple out of jealousy and resentment. When he is staffed as a junior writer for a new "prestige streaming" TV show, Ishmael's delight is tempered by realizing Patience has been cast as the show's main female character and they must work together. Patience's genuine attempts to befriend her co-worker Ishmael only offers Ishmael the opportunity to get back into Charlie's life - and Ishmael only has his dignity and shame to stop him (which is to say, nothing will stop him).

Submitted: July 12, 2020
Last Updated: July 12, 2020

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The Writer: Ben Clifford

I'm an Australian screenwriter interested in writing drama and comedy. I am greatly inspired by the works of Peter Weir, Harmony Korine, the Marx Brothers, Todd Solondz, Andrea Arnold, and Cate Shortland. My shorts are all free to use with my permission. Please feel free to contact me and let me know if you have any questions, comments, requests, or feedback. Thanks for visiting my bio. Go to bio

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