Three Years by Billy Rees | Script Revolution

Three Years

A man and his little girl evade a war zone in an underground bunker. When supplies run low the man is faced with a decision that could ruin the life he's worked hard to maintain.

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All 5 year old Abby has known is the bunker that she shares with her father - a loving man who only cares about her welfare. They try to live as normal a life as possible whilst the war ravages the world above them. Sometimes they forget where they are as they laugh and play - until the sound of guns and explosions interrupt from above. In their bunker they have peace, love and friendship.

Unfortunately, every couple of months that dreaded time comes - the time when supplies become too low to live, and the man has to leave the bunker to collect crucial supplies. As Abby gets older this becomes more of an ordeal as she never knows if he will return.

Every time the man prepares to leave the bunker he secretly makes a video tape in which he addresses the people in his life, past and present.

This story follows one of these occasions.

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This script was recently a quarter-finalist at the Golden Script competition.

Submitted: June 11, 2019
Last Updated: June 11, 2019

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The Writer: Billy Rees

Billy Rees has been writing screenplays for over ten years - creating a number of short films, full feature films, as well as a TV series. He started out writing comedy but then moved on to what has now become his absolute passion - gritty dramas that keep the audience guessing right until the very end. Billy's clever use of clues and hidden messages throughout his scripts offer the audience a huge rewarding finale. Billy loves to play with the audience and keep their allegiances with the characters uncertain. Billy has also produced and directed short films - the most recent of which has enjoyed success, with Best screenplay nominations as well as a best director award for Billy's... Go to bio

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