The Rosy Hue Of The Dying Day by Lauren Hoekstra | Script Revolution

The Rosy Hue Of The Dying Day

Trapped with dangerous drug-runners, pursued by cops and cartel, a girl fights to escape before they kill her, but finds herself up against the seductive charm of the gang leader and her own dark fantasies.



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Trapped all night with drug-runners fleeing the Cartel, a girl and her boyfriend grapple with gunfights, car chases and the undisguised hostility of the gang. But the girl's biggest challenge is her secret attraction to the gang leader who says he’ll set them free once she sleeps with him.
Meshing the thrills and suspense of a gritty chase with a subversive romance, this story weaves female fantasy into a classic testosterone-driven action plot.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Creative World Awards 2017 - Finalist
StoryPros International 2016 - Finalist
Capital Fund 2015 - Hot 100

Submitted: November 25, 2017
Last Updated: September 2, 2018

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The Writer: Lauren Hoekstra

Born in post-apartheid South Africa, raised in Italy, Lauren graduated from UCLA’s prestigious graduate directing program in 2014. Before she left school, she had joined the DGA, having directed second unit on 'Plush', a Catherine Hardwicke ('Thirteen', 'Twilight') feature. Lauren followed this up with 'City Bus', starring Ahna O’Reilly ('The Help'). Executive produced by James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini as an initiative to help emerging filmmakers, 'City Bus' won Lauren the best director award at the 2017 IFS Festival and best narrative short at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. It was also runner up in the media category of the Script Pipeline First Look contest... Go to bio

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