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New Sins - Sung to A Different Melody

In a future where creative expression has been outlawed, a zealot finds his faith tested
when he’s forced to accept that music might be the only way to reach his comatose daughter.

New Eden, a not so distant future where a nameless order of ideologues have stripped society of artistic expression. Books are burnt; music destroyed; artists cast as heretics and subjected to surveillance and control.

Into this world comes 14-year-old Gail, a rebellious spirit and beloved daughter of Renner, a leading figure of the New Eden regime. 

When Gail is left comatose following a bid to end her life, a distraught Renner realises his only hope in bringing her back rests with resurrecting the very art he sought to destroy.


Renner kneels in front of the bed, tears cover his eyes as he holds Gail's hand.
She lies in bed, unconscious.

They tell me to sin.
They tell me to make you remember who you were
because it's the only way you'll wake up.
Hearing my voice. Please, could you wake up?

Gail remains unconscious.

Desperate to save her, Renner approaches Cecily, an ageing musician and one of the last to hold long forbidden knowledge. Seeing a way to alleviate her own stifling existence, Cecily begrudgingly accepts Renner’s deal and the pair embark on a journey into necessary sin as she teaches her would be oppressor the lost art of guitar playing. Together the unlikely duo finds new meaning through the power of music, and a grieving father a second chance to make amends.

Oscar Moreno’s short script New Sins is an emotionally driven drama that explores our relationship with self-expression and the power of music to reach across ideological divides.  

The Script

New Sins

The ruler of a world where art has been banned must seek the help of a paralyzed musician to awaken his comatose daughter.

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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Produced bilingual Mexican writer and filmmaker from the U.S./Mexico border. My life here has taken me from witnessing the horrors of violence to the joy of seeing its survivors lead happy lives, and experiencing what it's like to be a musician and to soak up the moments of love and weirdness you can find here.  My passion for storytelling has stemmed from filmmaking and impacted different aspects of my life. I’m mainly focused on writing and making the kinds of gritty and mesmerizing...Read more