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Versions of Consequence - You Can't Escape it... Or Maybe You Can?

Versions of Consequence
Someone at Sequoia Avenue has been killed in a domestic. Now it's time to find out who?

We open on panicked young woman, Asha, as she desperately tries to wash the freshly deceased Michael’s blood from her hands. Asha is interrupted by a knock at the door, and as she hurries past her former husband’s lifeless body on the ground she finds concerned Police officers, Coulson and Lopez, standing on her front door step.

Cut to the same situation, but the roles reversed. Michael scrubs at his hands, Asha lies lifeless and bloodied on the floor, the concerned officers Coulson and Lopez knocking at the door. A moment of violence has occurred, but what has happened and in what order?

INT. HALLWAY – DAY

Asha runs through the corridor, wrapping her cardigan over her covering up her blood-stained clothes.

INT./EXT. HOUSE FRONT DOOR – DAY

Shaken and trembling, Asha opens the door to Officers Coulson and LOPEZ (25).

OFFICER COULSON
Sir, there's been a report of a domestic disturbance.
Is the lady of the house in?

INTERCUT: Michael looks pale and distraught at the Officers.

MICHAEL
My wife...she’s dead.

The officers exchange a brief look.

INTERCUT: Fighting back tears, Asha finds strength –

ASHA
Officers, my husband's dead...I don’t know what to do.

The officers exchange a brief look.

OFFICER LOPEZ
Ma'am show us the scene.

INTERCUT: Michael nods and leads the Officers in –

Bruises and fractured furniture reveal themselves as Michael and Asha jump between perpetrator and victim, the plot all the while slowly revealing itself as the clues intersect the timeline.

With a well-executed script that expertly navigates a broken structure, similar to that of recent Christopher Nolan efforts, Elaine Clayton has written a story that will keep the reader on their toes and invested. If you’re a producer/director that’s looking for a drama that can be filmed on a shoestring budget, and one that will live long in the memory, Versions of Consequence is a must read.

The Script

Versions of Consequence

Someone at Sequoia Avenue has been killed in a domestic. Now it's time to find out who?

About The Reviewer

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Surreal comedies are my release, but everyone else seems to like my dramas so I've put them up here for the sensible readers...

Recently graduated from the London Film School and I'm now attempting to get some of these wonderful pieces of work out there into the real world. If you're keen on any of them, or actually have comments and thoughts (they're genuinely always welcome), let me know.

Current masterpieces include a drama that stars a peacock and a single mother,...Read more

About The Writer

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Writing both features and pilots, Elaine is based in the U.K. and in 2018 received her distinction MA in Screen and Playwriting. Most recently she's been part of Zeppotron's Make a Scene workshop and has taken part in ITV's Original Voices (Emmerdale). Her 1hr pilot Chaste was a BlueCat semi-finalist 2019 and in 2020 her feature script Stowaway scored an 8 on The Black List. She has previously interned with Bafta Rocliffe New Writing and is an occasional reviewer for STS.Read more

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