The Redemption of Frank Malone by Mary Goldman | Script Revolution

The Redemption of Frank Malone

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Haunted by a bloody past, mob enforcer Frank Malone gets one last shot at redemption as he matches wits with a psychopathic teenager planning a massacre at his daughter’s school.
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Tormented by his violent past, mob enforcer, Frank Malone has only months to live. He discovers he has a daughter, Dana, who was given up for adoption without his knowledge. Compelled to make contact he sets out to find her.

Frank stakes out the school where Dana teaches. But someone else is watching the school as well—a teen-ager, Derek, with dark intentions. Frank tracks Derek, discovering his sinister plan: to carry out a massacre at Dana’s school.

A “cat and mouse” game ensues, resulting in a final confrontation: a showdown where all of Frank’s skills and street smarts are put to the test. With nothing to lose and with the life of his daughter and a school full of children in the balance, Frank makes the ultimate sacrifice. He takes Derek down… losing his life when a SWAT team mistakes him for the shooter.

Dana discovers, too late, that the fallen hero is her father.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Quarter-finalist 2018 Screencraft Short Screenplay Competition
Semi-finalist 2018 Table Read My Screenplay Park City
Second Rounder 2015 & 2016 Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition
Top 20 Emerging Screenwriters’ Short Screenplay Competition
Top Five 2016 Reelheart Int. Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition
Semi-finalist 2014 Avanti Productions Short Screenplay Competition

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The Writer: Mary Goldman

I am a Toronto writer and actor with an eclectic background: Tried my hand at fashion design, which led me to graphic design where I found a home working primarily in print media. Raised a family, jumped into my childhood dream of acting and managed to book professional jobs in film, TV shows and commercials as well as live theatre productions. When my 18 year-old daughter left to backpack Europe (nine months of no sleep for me!), the idea for my first screenplay, The Rain in Spain, was born. I fell in love with the craft and have been at it ever since, honing my skills with workshops (Syd Field, Steve Kaplan, Raindance) and online courses (Screenwriting U, Screenwriting... Go to bio

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