An unconventional counsellor seeks to explain to a new client the meaning of her inner journey, only to discover he is uniquely placed to help her.
Change. It’s a pivotal element in drama; in any fictional writing, really. Crack open any book on scriptwriting, and you’ll find a chapter on character arc. How do your characters grow? What is it that they strive for?
None of that’s surprising… because change is essential to the human condition. Something we struggle with everyday. How to keep growing. Not stagnate. Move forward when we need to – no matter how painful it may be.
A lot of Bill Sarre’s stories deal with change; one of the reasons they’re so successful. Inner Journey is no exception. A simple two character script, IJ follows a troubled young woman, Frankie, who has travelled across country seeking to meet up with someone from her past – a person she has never met. Her research brings her to Terry– a psychotherapist who works from his home. The two end up talking and find they have more in common than suspected. Will Terry be able to help Frankie move forward from her past? Will he be able to do so as well?
A profoundly humanistic piece with a solid ending, IJ’s already experienced acclaim: Third Place in the Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competion, Finalist in the American Gem Literary Festival, a Page Awards Finalist and Bluecat Semi Finalist. All it needs now is to be produced by the right director – and take the film festivals as well.
About the writer: An award winning writer, Bill Sarre has had scripts place both finalist and quarter finalist with Page and Bluecat. Another short of his, The Grieving Spell, was recently grand prize winner of the London Film Awards. Bill can be reached at Bill.sarre “AT” gmail.com
Budget: Minimal. One primary location, a few exteriors. But if you shoot this one? Make sure to get exceptional actors, who can handle this material with the subtlety it deserves.
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