The Resident by Dawn Johnston | Script Revolution

The Resident

An old man who's been abandoned in a locked ward finds his way to freedom.



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An old man lies in bed in a nursing home. A nurse runs past his room. Out the window, staff rush to their cars and spin their tires as they race away. He has no idea what's going on but he makes a break for it. This short script has no dialogue.

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Submitted: March 11, 2020
Last Updated: March 28, 2022

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The Writer: Dawn Johnston

I'm a Canadian screenwriter who specializes in drama, dramedy and elevated sci-fi exploring contemporary themes. My short script GOODBYE TODAY was produced and another short, LET’S TALK ABOUT KANT, (found on Script Revolution) is currently in post-production in the UK with director Michael Das. My feature script MOTHER was a Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist and I am developing a modern adaptation of a classic book with director/producer Barnet Bain (WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, MILTON'S SECRET). My most recent script is the sci-fi dramatic thriller THE JANUS. I'm repped by John Ferraro. Check out my website for more info. I also welcome feedback on my scripts. Feel free to DM. Thanks! Go to bio
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