The Rewilders by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

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.

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Tagline: Oh, why don't they just let the blasted things die out in peace!

In a near future world, when well-intended environmentalism is at its peak, imagine conservation laws that shut down machines at the most inconvenient of times, an unrequited romance between a conservationist and a farmer whose livelihood she inadvertently ruins, an anti-rewilding terrorist running amuck, and a Great Beaver War that foreshadows an animal apocalypse:

Lieutenant: "Damn! Beaten by an outsized rat. Run for your life!"

(But remember to turn off the lights before you go out)

Yes, "The Rewilders" starts with a bedtime story for two children, and includes lots of fuzzy animals and goofy bureaucrats: It's something a Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam would have fun with! But it also features a serious lesson about power in the hands of the few over the many, and especially the butterfly effect, in that through the comedic chaos we must recognize that Mankind has a position in the ecosystem, too.

If you'd like to view the script or detailed synopsis for this fun Pythonesque fable, which is set mostly in Scotland, I look forward to sending the PDFs to you.

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UHQXGG

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

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