The Lazaretto by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Lazaretto

Plunged into an appalling, makeshift quarantine, a mother, father and a very special little girl struggle to survive as a terrified world fights to contain a hideous plague of unknown origin.

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A little girl. Her illustrated Bible. The end of the world.

The Lazaretto is in the vein of Shyamalan's spiritual opus "Signs", but instead of invading aliens has an apocalyptic/Rapture theme. It is a contemporary, intense drama that audiences may interpret merely as a semi-zombie movie, but it is actually a metaphor about the consequences of submission and denial in the face of authority.

As I wrote the story, I thought of the concentration camp film 'The Grey Zone', which I had just seen, but in the era of COVID we may even imagine a contemporary analogy. Ultimately, it has a faith-based sensibility - though certainly not in a "traditional" way - at least, less than "Signs".

With this in mind, you can count on an especially complex, enigmatic but inspiring finale.

Essentially, the apocalyptic story-line may attract the audience, but the story is actually very grounded in execution.

Lastly, I write for diverse casts and the unexpected, and have provided this story with a spectacular setting with no SFX needed: Boston's monolithic 'Government Center', a people-dwarfing example of Brutalist architecture. After all, the location is a metaphor for a concentration camp. But, most cities have such architecture if you wanted to retain the retain the look and can't shoot in Boston.

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UHXDDC

Note: Semi-Finalist (Faith in Film: International Screenwriting Competition 2022)

Submitted: October 1, 2016
Last Updated: May 9, 2022

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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