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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 1, 2021

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The Writer: Dawn Johnston

I’m a Canadian screenwriter who specializes in drama, dramedy and darkly comic scripts. My short script, Goodbye Today was produced by a local filmmaker and my feature drama script, Mother , was a Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist. More recently, I am in development with director Barnet Bain on a modern adaptation of a classic book. I'm also working with producer Sean Moussavi to develop one of my feature scripts. Check out my website for other features and pilots. I also welcome constructive feedback on my scripts. Feel free to DM. Thanks! Go to bio
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