The Pinch Code by Oliver North | Script Revolution

The Pinch Code

After the home of newly weds is marked with strange symbols they become part of a deadly cat & mouse game to survive the night.

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A syndicate specializing in home invasions use coded messages known as The Pinch Code to target the home of the Fanning's. When the plan of the Intruders goes awry the couple are separated and have to fight for their lives in order to be reunited. They must survive the night while reliving through a traumatic event that took place over a year ago.

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SCRIPT FEEDBACK by Continuance Pictures: "The Pinch is a high concept and engaging piece. It is fast paced, and action packed while maintaining heart and audience investment. It explores racial and social turmoil within South African society. There is a slow release of information that amps up the tension. The mystery surrounding the inciting incident keeps the audience invested. The characters are well defined, with clear motives and individual voices.
The structure is well done. A clear inciting incident, midpoint and climax are in place. The flashbacks enhance the story. The pacing of the action is great. The dialogue is well suited to the characters, not overdone, with a good mix of heart and authenticity. Very economical dialogue, not expositional or clunky."

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Submitted: October 19, 2020
Last Updated: August 8, 2022

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The Writer: Oliver North

Personally I think its good to explore topics that have relevance to the lives of audiences everywhere, but the trick is to do it subtly through plot and character, not to mistake “issue” for storytelling. Story is king! My short film Mier “The Ant” has been entered into several film festivals, with selections in; New York African Film Festival on the 12-17 May 2022, attended in person by the producer Rafiq Samsodien who joined panels, Q&A’s, the premiere of the short film in front of a live audience, and networked with delegates at the US/SA Consulate in Manhattan, NY. The goal was to secure co-productions, sales agents and hopefully secure distribution for the feature film. The short... Go to bio
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