Turn On Desire by Lauren Hoekstra | Script Revolution

Turn On Desire

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In a not-too-distant future, where easy virtual gratification no longer excites, a man chases an elusive dream of something long forgotten.
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TURN ON DESIRE is a dark, futuristic romance, set in a world where courtship, relationships and love are redundant. Replaced with virtual interaction that provides instant, but empty gratification.
In this world, excess and deviation are the norm, as people search for increasingly extreme ways to banish their sense of emptiness. Only strict enforcement of a comportment code prevents social havoc.
Luke, the protagonist, is caught in this vicious circle of gratification and craving. Until he discovers he's yearning for something long since forgotten.

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Screenwriting Goldmine - Winner
Artists' Alliance - Finalist
Screencraft Short Film Fund - Semifinalist

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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... Go to bio

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