The Mawr Pneumonica Trilogy by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Mawr Pneumonica Trilogy

An Infectious Disease Specialist aided by a sympathetic cop struggles to warn skeptical authorities to prepare for pandemic as an apocalyptic virus breaks quarantine and begins a relentless global march.

Type:

Status:

Page Count: 
112pp

Genre:

Budget:

Age Rating:

Synopsis/Details: 

(NOTE: Given COVID, the appeal of this story may be lessened; however, it's still a strong tale of the main character's "Cassandra Complex". In any event, the Mawr disease is over 2000 times more deadly than COVID.)

Tales of world-wide pandemics, and the people who try to survive them, are a staple of Hollywood. They are as varied as Stephen King’s soon-to-be-remade “The Stand”, or more grounded takes on the subject such as “Contagion” and “Outbreak”.

My heroine-driven apocalyptic drama trilogy is suitable for theatrical releases or a six-part cable mini-series. These grounded stories cover 30 years of chronological time, and focus on the real issues of H5N1 and an avian-borne pandemic:

Part I: The Mawr Pneumonica (112 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: An Infectious Disease Specialist aided by a sympathetic cop struggles to warn skeptical authorities to prepare for pandemic as an apocalyptic virus breaks quarantine and begins a relentless global march.

Part II: The Farmhouse and the Ziggurat (123 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: As a family in an isolated farmhouse struggles to survive a cataclysmic pandemic, a miraculous survivor is discovered by scientists in a huge compound a thousand miles away. (NOTE: This script is also available as a 120-page standalone apocalyptic drama, for an audience that wants something more exotic than a domestic drama but that isn’t too far "out there": ie. there aren't any zombies or invading aliens!)

Part III: Tempesta Tormenta (123 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: A family makes a thousand-mile journey across a perilous, apocalyptic landscape to meet survivors in a walled compound to find if they hold the key to immunity to a deadly virus.

If you'd like to view the scripts or synopses for this feature trilogy or cable miniseries, I look forward to sending the material to your attention.

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EDNAW0

Submitted: March 5, 2017
Last Updated: March 20, 2021

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

Steve Garry's picture

The Writer: Steve Garry

I'm actively pursuing attachments for my smaller scale projects before I work my way up, so I'm looking for co-producers/investors. As a result of a decade of pitching and being read hundreds of times, I have connections to enhance the resources that you have available. Don't hesitate to approach me with this in mind! Flexibility, creativity and unconventional collaborations are necessary to make films. Go to bio

More Scripts From Steve

The Rewilders
Things go magnificently awry when a conservationist leads her team of government ecologists to re-introduce near-extinct species back into the wild.
Feature Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy For sale 92pp
Mavenville
A former gunslinger is hired to escort a woman and her older, dying husband across post-Civil War America after the latter pleads he be buried in his Pennsylvania birthplace to avert a terrifying ghoulish force.
Feature Adventure, Horror, Western For sale 103pp
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.
Feature Drama, Horror For sale 96pp
The War on Terror
A terrorist group triggers a path to disaster that a War Room full of generals and CIA analysts frantically tries to stop.
Feature Comedy, Thriller For sale 92pp
Expedition to Svalbard
A journalist accompanies an international team of biologists to explore the permafrost for genetic remnants of a deadly disease of the Middle Ages.
Feature Sci-Fi For sale 103pp
Mister Buttle’s Great Odyssey
During the Great Depression, an old man wants his estate to go to someone needy, so he launches a quest with his trusted valet and his attorney in-disguise to find the perfect candidate.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Family For sale 108pp
The Ugly Dude
In a zombie pandemic, a dude with serious kung fu searches for refuge in a quest made more lonely because he's so ugly fellow survivors think he's a zombie, and the Undead know he's not.
Feature Action, Comedy, Horror For sale 109pp
Scary Stories for a Summer Beach Party
Partiers around a campfire listen to four tales that range from the ghoulishly slapstick to the disturbingly agoraphobic to the shamelessly macabre, and lastly to one of thought-provoking but inspiring redemption.
Feature Comedy, Fantasy, Horror For sale 90pp
Ampersands
A race of super-advanced but diminutive aliens crash lands inside a sprawling department store and can't get out.
Feature Animation, Comedy, Family For sale 104pp
Copper and Daisy
A boy and his sickly but extraordinary cat move next door to a girl and her beloved dog, and together they face life and learn what's important.
Feature Drama, Family, Romance For sale 100pp
New Cross
As WW II nears its end, members of a poor family in London's home front struggle to maintain their good spirit amidst a barrage of horrific, space-age weapons unleashed by the Nazis.
Feature Drama, Family, History, War For sale 96pp
Terminal Trajectory
In a future war where time travel is possessed by both sides, a woman sent back in time struggles with her mission while ensuring the enemy soldier she loves survives to the future with her.
Feature Action, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 114pp
Arzamas-16
In 1949, a war-weary Soviet army colonel and a by-the-book NKVD agent go into action when communications from the top secret bomb-making city go dead just days after the country tests its first atom bomb.
Feature Action, History, Sci-Fi For sale 105pp
Gandhi et al Versus Zombies
British Intelligence recruits Gandhi and friends for a mission to Occupied Europe in late WW II, where they uncover a Nazi plot to turn the tide of the war using monsters.
Feature Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History For sale 105pp
The Newells
Series Premise: Ordinary suburban parents with dreams of a better life have two intriguing children - are the kids' magic experiences imaginary or real?
TV Pilot Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror For sale 56pp
Three Rememberable Days to Hope
A woman fleeing with her kids must learn to trust again to help a cheerful, otherworldly emissary deliver his wondrous gift for Mankind before a shadowy agency detecting his visits catches up with him.
Feature Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi For sale 105pp
Plague of Yersinia
As the Black Death terrorizes Medieval England, a tabby tries to save his fellow cats when superstitious humans target them for eradication, even as millions of disease-carrying rats multiply across the land.
Feature Action, Animation, Fantasy, History For sale 105pp
It’s Great to have a Pet
In a home full of fun and frolicking cats, the oldest feline must help his pals come to terms with the bittersweet cycle of life when one of the younger pets becomes seriously ill.
Feature Animation, Family For sale 85pp
Atomic Dummies
Good-hearted but disaster-prone teens take jobs setting up mannequins for atom bomb testing in Nevada in 1955, leading to a weekend they won't forget.
Feature Comedy, Fantasy For sale 104pp
Dimensions
A lonely time traveler falls in love with a relief worker who dies in a devastating natural disaster, then tries to find her again at an earlier time in order to save her.
Feature Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 104pp

Pages