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The Hacker



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"Loyal in Adversity" by JayEz
Inside a derelict barn, a 17-year-old hacker meets the government official who has the power to grant him a second chance – or ruin his life forever.

When we meet COLIN, 17, unkempt, he's cuffed to a table inside a derelict barn. He manages to free himself quickly, but his escape is thwarted by Hanna Marlowe, a government official with the power to offer him a second chance. Why him, though? Mrs Marlowe seems to know an awful lot about Colin - and his past...

This short film has been completed and premiered in October 2017. It was filmed over the course of 3,5 days in Bavaria, Germany.
The provided script is the final shooting script from September 2016, reflecting changes made after rehearsals and blocking. Especially the beginning turned out in an entirely different way after editing was done.
If you want to see the finished short film to compare the script to the end result, don't hesitate to reach out!


Producer/director: Julia JayEz Schnorrer
DoP: Alex Streckmann
Editor: Rachel Shenton
Score: Hartwig Ross
Sound editor: Thomas Werner

Colin - Ethan Taylor
Marlowe - Shabana Hussain
Male Agent - Andreas Wilke
Female Agent - Clara-Paulina Witsch
Colleague - Alexis Schmid
Boss - Peter Hiebl

Attached Talent: 

Colin - Ethan Taylor
Mrs Marlowe - Shabana Hussain

The Hacker - Teaser #2
Submitted: April 20, 2018
Last Updated: April 30, 2020

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The Writer: Jay Pendragon

Jay Pendragon | Berlin | 29, queer, trans* (they/them) I'm a writer of (fan)fiction, filmmaker and – you guessed it – a screenwriter! So far, I have written, directed and produced two short films: Acceptance/Akzeptanz (2016) and The Hacker (2017). You can read my completed scripts here on Scriptrevolution. Highlights include: "Hellfully" , a dramedy in which a body-positive bakery opens across the street from a fitness center, forcing a trainer to confront his unhealthy relationship to food, fitness, and himself; "Food Issues", a pilot script for a drama series about a fat dietician and the anti-diet support group she starts; "The Holo Hack" , a spy drama with a protagonist who happens to... Go to bio

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