THIRTEEN MATCHES by AC Maki | Script Revolution


After being swallowed by a sinkhole only miles from suburbia, a conservative office assistant struggles to escape from the dark labyrinth, and her pleasure-seeking husband Hades, god of the underworld with only thirteen matches.



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Setting: Present Day/Florida

Safe-T pesticide office assistant, Aideen Ray (30s) sets out on a path for a safe life and golf course home--but after a breakup with her day trader boyfriend, she finds herself fighting for her life, deep in a sinkhole cave with only 13 matches remaining.

In the chilling darkness, Aideen taps into her primal instincts, navigating an unforgiving environment, in order to get back home to her dying mother. However, HADES stalks Aideen, seeking to make her his queen for all of the seasons--giving him ultimate power over the upper and lower worlds. Aideen's fears of the natural world changes; as she gains strength throughout her struggles.

Thirteen Matches is a twist on a Greek myth about how the seasons came about via the agreement between Demeter and Hades. This urban spin focuses on Demeter's daughter, Aideen, who is next in line to wield the power of the insects, who hold the keys to reverse mankind's destruction of the environment.

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A Recommend *9/10 from Coverfly.

Submitted: April 25, 2019
Last Updated: April 25, 2021

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The Writer: AC Maki

Mäki’s time working on the racetrack provided inspiration for her feature script and American Zoetrope quarterfinalist, IN YOUR BLOOD. Maki got her start in San Francisco, working in the deadline-heavy world of TV News. The Nebraska native holds an MFA in screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Go to bio
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