Western Approaches by Barry Staff | Script Revolution

Western Approaches

Wanting to get rat-arsed after receiving an unavoidable job offer, a modern-day English ‘cowboy’ on a bicycle needs to outwit a zero-hours-contract barmaid who resolutely foils his order.

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A disorientated and alienated FRANK wears a Stetson as he cycles the high street of one of Britain’s contemporary urban sprawls. He's out of luck, out of time and out of here - if only he could find an exit from the endless ‘wilderness’ that is today's suburbia. He cycles right inside a pub, to get drunk, having been offered a job he can't refuse, otherwise he'll lose unemployment benefits. But barmaid SIGRID can't give him a quadruple shot in one glass: it’s totally against the rules! As an unstoppable force is set on course against an immovable object, visions of other possibilities ensue. The earth seems destined to move for the both of them - love seemingly the only escape available. (Two characters, two locations - present day)

Submitted: May 23, 2022
Last Updated: May 23, 2022

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The Writer: Barry Staff

"Some kinda screenwriter," Barry was born and raised in the UK. His career has been oddball - periods of education (ending on a postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies) intercut with ‘McJobs’ (roof-rack assembler, computer helpdesk, beer bottler, reject furniture salesman, draughtsman, goods inward operative, briefly a bouncer. . .), all the while writing on the side. With the writing paramount these days, he has a portfolio of spec feature and short screenplays, four of the latter having been filmed. Apart from competition successes, he's - SO FAR - had a purchase offer on one feature screenplay, an option on another and a shopping agreement on a third. Go to bio

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