Sweetwater by Leigh Dovey | Script Revolution


Joanne and Ben are stranded in the rotting town of Sweetwater on the edge of the Great Australian Bight, which they discover is prey to more shark attacks than any other place on earth.



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The dilapidated, rotting town of Sweetwater, teetering on the edge of The Great Australian Bight, has long been prey to more shark attacks than any other place on earth.

When Joanne and her troubled amputee lover Ben become stranded in Sweetwater out of season, they find themselves pursued, spied on and baited by the unhinged townsfolk.

Joanne’s sudden disappearance propels Ben on a desperate, violent journey through Sweetwater’s twisted streets to confront its psychotic inhabitants and eventually, his own tortured history.

A man now afraid of all things, Ben must eventually face everyone’s worst fear in the pitch-black predatory waters that lay siege to the town.

Sweetwater is the darkly savage tale of a damaged man’s struggle to save the love of his life against a high tide of mounting insanity and the grim approach of dorsal fins.

Submitted: December 19, 2019
Last Updated: December 19, 2019

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The Writer: Leigh Dovey

Leigh Dovey is a screenwriter known for Haven, The Fallow Field, Served Cold, Old Gal, Stay Awake and others. He's a novelist and the writer of the books Bad Code, Across the River Styx and The Fallow Field. He is also the director of the films The Fallow Field and Old Gal. Go to bio

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