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Glorious Revolution

2056: a new world order. Four prisoners attempt to escape execution by exploiting the judge's weakness for one of them.

In order to save the Earth from reckless consumerism and runaway climate change, the militant section of the Green movement installs a coordinated world-wide dictatorship.

17 years into the dictatorship there are some among the ruled population who refuse to live in subterranean communes. Four of these are captured and face execution for violating the Earth’s surface.

During the trial, it becomes obvious the Judge, who is incognito, is stalling the execution of one of them: Tracy.

The question of whether or not to execute Tracy goes on for days until the question is put to rest when the Judge wins over the Elite in favour of sparing her.

However, the other three prisoners are not so lucky and are destined for the "Frying Pan".

Once Tracy is set free, she attempts to save them. She becomes a proxy for the battle of minds between the Judge and Geraldi, an elderly head-strong prisoner, who, realising she has inordinate influence over the Judge, coaches her on how to pressure the Judge to spare them.

The Judge and Tracy have several meetings. In one of them the Judge gives the reason for sparing Tracy's life: unknown to her, she had once saved the Judge's life.

Eventually the prisoners have their sentences commuted to life – Geraldi excepted, as he is accused of being the Great Denier, the regime’s most despised renegade.

Tracy tries to save Geraldi's life by providing evidence he is not the Great Denier. Eventually, by dint of her proven inability to lie even if it means her life, she succeeds.

But Geraldi is not satisfied with his life-sentence and pressures Tracy to plan his escape.

Geraldi escapes and Tracy is sentenced to immediate death by a substitute judge. However, some of the Elite rebel. When joined by two of the most influential Elite, Tracy is spared the "Frying Pan".

The last scene shows Geraldi is the Great Denier.

Though self-standing, Glorious Revolution, is actually the first of two screenplays (the sequel, provisionally titled Glorious Counter-Revolution, is incomplete). Some of the projected sequel's strands will be the capture of the Judge by counter-revolutionary forces, Tracy’s despairing attempts to save the Judge and Tracy meeting her long-lost father. But central is Tracy’s confliction over whether to support the Judge’s regime forces or stand with her father, Geraldi and the counter-revolutionists.

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Genres:
Budget:
Micro
Starring Roles For:
Actress (young)
Actor aged c.45
Arabic actress aged c.30
In the Vein Of:
Mad Max (1979)
1984 (novel)
Fahrenheit 451 (novel)
Posted:
04/14/2019
Updated:
08/01/2020
Author Bio:
Looking Back, Going Forward

Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to read my document. I started writing screenplays proper in 2007 and since have written 11 of them, two of which have been archived.

Writing screenplays is exhilarating because one is creating emotional worlds that one day may be realised as immersive cinematic experiences for others.

From 2012 on, I’ve written several drafts of a 600+ page novel.

I see the differences between novel-writing and screenwriting as the former being precise and the latter concise.

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Contest Results:
Creative World (Semifinalist, Script then had typos & errors) [2014]