Where's my Daughter? by Maurice Vaughan | Script Revolution

Where's my Daughter?



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A depressed widow, who has given up on her rebellious teen daughter, searches for her after she gets abducted by sex traffickers.

Pitch: This script is a domestic version of the movie "Taken," but with a lot less action. The main character in this script is a depressed widow instead of a retired CIA operative dad (which was the main character in "Taken").

This script has potential to be a longer project (feature script, T.V. series, etc.).

Drama Thriller short script (for sale or option)

Other Genres: Crime, Mystery, and Action

Budget: Micro-budget

Pages: Twelve

Theme: Don't give up on those you love.


Victoria Smith (36) has a big argument with Skylar Smith (her rebellious 15-year-old daughter) because Skylar is moving out to live with her boyfriend. Victoria is depressed because her husband (a police officer) died five years ago. Victoria is fed up with Skylar's rebellion and disrespect. Victoria tells her, “Don't have anyone call me if something happens to you!”

Victoria gets a visit from Detective Strong (40s) about Skylar's abduction. Victoria freaks out.

Victoria falls into deeper depression while waiting for the police and the FBI to find Skylar.

Victoria starts to believe the police and the FBI aren't moving fast enough to find Skylar, so she decides to search for herself. She arms herself with pepper spray and searches for Skylar. She searches and searches, passing out flyers that say there's a reward for info on Skylar's whereabouts. She loses hope and gives up searching.

For the reward money, a teen tells Victoria where Skylar is. Victora follows the tip to a house that's owned by sex traffickers, and she fights an armed, paranoid thug who's guarding it. She finds Skylar being held captive inside. Skylar apologizes for her rebellion and disrespect, but all Victoria cares about is that she found her daughter. End of Synopsis.

Cast: Three major characters, two minor characters (one is only shown in a photo), and a few non-speaking extras.

Setting and Locations: Present day; three locations (two houses and outside in a city or town).

Thanks for hearing my pitch. The script and full script rights are available for purchase (very low price) or option (very low option fee).

If you have any questions or concerns, please message me on Script Revolution or email me (storytelling200@gmail.com).

Photo of girl by Andy Kuzma (used with permission through Pexels.com). Edited with the Poster Maker phone app (app by Photo Cool Apps).

Submitted: December 9, 2019
Last Updated: February 21, 2020
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The Writer: Maurice Vaughan

Some of the short scripts that I'm selling/optioning have potential to be longer projects (feature scripts, T.V. series, etc.). My Writing Bio: I'm an experienced, non-union screenwriter who writes within various budgets and genres. I mainly write micro-budget scripts and low-budget scripts. I love to create and write strong, flawed characters and unique stories. I strive to write scenes that haven't been written and seen before. I've written many scripts over twelve years (short, feature, book to script adaptation, T.V., web-series, Public Service Announcement, radio, commercial, and anthology). I've written scripts based off the ideas of various directors and producers, and I've rewritten... Go to bio

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