Sweet Pea by Neil McLarty | Script Revolution

Sweet Pea



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In the year 2079 three terrorists in the North of England attempt to extract information from a cybernetic being.

A body concealed in a black body bag lies on the floor of an old abandoned warehouse. Passing transports cut through the haze of the condemned building. There is the faint hum of a city beyond but in 2079 traffic doesn’t make much noise.

A man enters and approaches the body bag. He hauls it up onto a table and opens it revealing a bloodied and battered twenty something woman. This technician is soon joined by two others, a military woman and her fierce henchman. It soon becomes clear that the young woman in the body bag is not only alive but also a cybernetic being whose body contains nanobot technology and information these terrorists want.

As they hack into the young woman the three start to bicker and come apart, not everything is as it seems. The young woman’s tech fights back and attempts to kill her to stop the hack. The technician manages to save her life but in doing so revives her. A race against the clock begins. The three insurgents must download the information before the young woman’s systems fully reboots.

Just as the race comes to an end a little girl called Sweet Pea enters the room looking for her daddy. It is clear that the three terrorists are only trying to protect their families from the real monster, the young woman who is no longer lying on the table but is standing in front of them fully rebooted.

A fight ensues and Sweet Pea runs for her life. She doesn’t look back. Outside the girl hides in some bushes and watches as the young woman meets with the clean-up crew who have come to dispose of the families hiding inside.

The young woman wipes some blood from her face and looks around. She does not see Sweet Pea who will live to fight another day.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

FilmQuest - Official Selection and Finalist.

Grim North Screeplay Competition - WINNER best Thriller Short.

Sweep Pea Sizzle Reel.
Submitted: April 10, 2019
Last Updated: March 16, 2020

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The Writer: Neil McLarty

Script supervisor by day but by night a Filmmaker looking for scripts. Writer looking for feedback. Director looking for collaborators. Fan of Hitchcock, Lean, Friedkin and Spielberg. Sci-fi, suspence and the high concept. Believer that the kitchen sink is for washing dishes and compelling cinema comes from compelling characters. Will write a proper bio soon or never. More likely never. Go to bio

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