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Never Forever

The world's first real superhero naively demonstrates her powers for the world to see.

Jane is an idealistic if slightly naive young woman with a remarkable gift.  The kind of gift that not so long ago would have been punished as witchcraft and heresy—the consequences fatal.  But to a modern world, steeped in the zeitgeist of comic book lore, Jane is nothing short of superhuman. 


For the audience, and those viewing
at home, can you give us a demonstration?


A standard chat show set up. JANE (30's) in an arm chair, the HOST (50's) behind an adjacent desk.

Of course. Can I have a volunteer
from the audience?

Do you mind if... you do me?


They hop up from their seats and bound to the performance part of the stage.

The Host mischievously pulls out a knife. Plays up to the audience, who collectively gasp.



(to audience)
Kids, look away now.

The Host slashes his hand. Blood drips onto the stage. The audience gasp.

Jane steps forward, holds his injured hand for a moment, and releases.

It's miraculously healed.

The Host flaunts it, presents it to the whole room. The audience applaud.

Wow. Just wow.
Ladies and gentlemen isn't that incredible?

They applaud even more as the host leads Jane back to their seats.                  

You must have some stories to tell?

Yeah, I've been in every conflict
zone around the world, every field hospital.
Every natural disaster in the last ten years.
You name it.

How many lives have you saved?

I don't keep count.

Has anything negative come from this gift?

Haha, well, I know how rich people
feel when people only date them for their money.

The audience laugh. She's so innocent.

What I find funny is the worlds first
ever actual super hero... is simply called Jane.

The audience laugh again. Jane looks at the camera and smiles.

The frame freezes. A slick logo and letters fade in, reading: The Jane Facility.

But for all its progress, the modern world is one of contradiction, built upon a singular desire.  And Jane—with all her values and ideals—is not able to foresee the dark machinations of a system dedicated to the pursuit of profit.

From the heights of altruism, she finds herself cast down to the bleakness of The Jane Facility: her spirit broken; her body reduced to servitude, shackled by the chains of corporate greed as her gift is used not for the greater good but the financial gain of a powerful elite.

But what if she found a way to fight back?  To take that gift and turn it into a curse?

What then?

Lewis Eastwood’s Never (Forever) delivers an intriguing take on the superhero genre, pitting a gifted young healer against a society driven by profit.  At a lean 5-pages with minimal locations and characters, this short script would be ideal for a student filmmaker or an experienced director looking to expand their portfolio.

The Script

(Never) Forever

The world's first real superhero naively demonstrates her powers for the world to see.

About The Reviewer

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Started writing scripts around eight years ago after realising his social life was vastly overrated. Enjoys writing in a variety of genres but leans toward raw, grittier characters and the worlds they inhabit - from the deadly serious to the darkly comic. Drinks coffee, owns an unhealthy amount of plaid and uses a calculator for the most basic of sums.Read more

About The Writer

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I'm Lewis, living in London. A screenwriter with a passion for writing, reading, and all things film and TV. I've written features, shorts, and pilots, mainly dramas, but have dabbled in comedy, action, and thrillers too.  


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