Zero F's by Dawn Johnston | Script Revolution

Zero F's

When a by-the-book retiree and his friends are scammed out of their life savings, they must con the con artists to get their money back.



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Bulletproof Script Coverage: Originality is one of the strongest aspects of Zero F’s, and the pages do a great job imbuing the story and world with unique details that make this script feel unlike most others in the niche revenge comedy genre. The strongest piece of originality, however, comes with the characters that are being focused on, and showing four friends who are “experienced” is unique while simultaneously adding empathy and relatability.

This contributes to a strong tone for the pages, a balance of comedy and pathos that hooks with readers on a deeper level and makes the comedy more engaging. The comedy is effective, particularly because it is more grounded and comes from character, which does not undermine the stakes at all.

Submitted: May 12, 2020
Last Updated: May 12, 2020

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The Writer: Dawn Johnston

I’m a Canadian screenwriter who specializes in drama, dramedy and darkly comic scripts. My short script, Goodbye Today was produced by a local filmmaker and my feature drama script, Mother , was a Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist. More recently, I am in development with director Barnet Bain on a modern adaptation of a classic book. I'm also working with producer Sean Moussavi to develop one of my feature scripts. Check out my website for other features and pilots. I also welcome constructive feedback on my scripts. Feel free to DM. Thanks! Go to bio
Manager: John Ferraro

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