Snowbound by Ra Inta | Script Revolution


After escaping the snow, an idyllic childhood dramatically comes to an end -- in many ways.



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Disclaimer: This is a dishonest catharsis. Consequently, it is not for everyone.

What fuels the ambition of powerful people? Is it possible to recapture the essence of lost childhood?

This is the tale of a man and his son, snowbound in a secluded cabin. A childhood ends once it becomes apparent that things are not as they first appear.

Production: This requires three actors. The main production constraint is that of a snowy wilderness, including a cabin. The scene involving the juxtaposition of Bo and the globe and nurse will require the use of Green Screen/Chroma Key, and some related set construction.

Suggested music to accompany the read: "Anthem" by Emancipator

(It would be more fun for you to read the following having already read the script)
Despite Orson Welles' public denial, Citizen Kane was obviously loosely based on the life of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The outlandish estate, Xanadu, was inspired by Hearst Castle, in turn inspired by the expansive Mar-a-lago (is it no coincidence Xanadu is in Florida!) So it comes full circle. President Trump has stated multiple times that Citizen Kane is his favorite film.

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Submitted: December 12, 2017
Last Updated: April 28, 2018

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The Writer: Ra Inta

Ra cut his cinematic teeth at the Roughcut Film School in his homeland of rural New Zealand. He has written and directed five short films, but would like to strengthen his writing game. He likes to explore narratives that sneak scientific concepts in a consumable way (he holds a PhD in physics -- "The Acoustics of the Steel-String Guitar"). Yet another MoviePoet refugee, he's currently working on two features, but is aware they likely won't ever get made. He has 50% shares on two dogs, one with 18 Charisma (but 4 Intelligence), the other with 19 Constitution (yet 3 Strength and disadvantage on biting attacks). Oh and two grumpy fish. Go to bio

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