WINDSCREEN by Anthony Straeger | Script Revolution

WINDSCREEN

It's the middle of the night and Charlene has just committed a hit-and-run... And she might have gotten away with it if her victim hadn't come home with her!

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The Trouble With Harry was that Harry was dead. The trouble with Jack is that he's not… But, he is stuck in Charlene's windscreen.

After a night out on the town, Charlene (a nurse by profession) drives home, drunk and out of her head on drugs. Almost asleep at the wheel, she is brought back to consciousness when Jack steps in front of her speeding car and is hit head on. With her victim becomes embedded in her windscreen and looking very dead, Charlene makes a decision that will change her life forever - To take her victim home.

Matters become worse when her victim suddenly regains consciousness. From this point, life spirals out of control for Charlene and a series of deceptions follow, involving her obnoxious neighbour Daniel, her errant boyfriend Ian, and her bisexual best friend Ellen, who all become involved in the situation.

Tensions mount and the weekend becomes a pressure cooker of lies, secrets and desperate plans. The outcome is uncertain for all except Jack, who must make peace with his past.

Bereft of conscience and humanity, Charlene and her helpers hack Jacks body from the windscreen and bury it in a copse. Stress reaches boiling point at the burial site and it is there that the last horrific acts take place.

Who survives and will they be discovered are the final questions in this barbaric story, based on real events.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Official Selection - Leeds International Film Festival 2010
Official Selection - Grimmfest Manchester 2010

Submitted: August 3, 2022
Last Updated: August 3, 2022

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The Writer: Anthony Straeger

Anthony Straeger is a Berlin-based actor, filmmaker and festival director. He has over thirty years of experience in the film and entertainment industry. As a festival director, he combines his knowledge and understanding of the festival business. His non-fiction book - An Independent Filmmakers Guide to Preparing and Submitting to Film Festivals - is out now. He has written scripts, articles, and presentations for film magazines and festivals. His unique take on life, the universe and everything else always shines through. Anthony has a degree in English and Drama. Plus Project Management qualification, health & safety and risk assessment qualifications. You can never be too careful... Go to bio

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