Life Goes On – Even When the World’s Reached Its End
Man, the apocalypse is rough. For the X-Men – and everyone.
Especially if you’re pregnant. Never getting to see your child run, play, live… that’s hard news to swallow with little notice. Let alone fully accept.
This is the exact dilemma Anne and Sarah face in Anthony Cawood’s wrenching drama, It’s A…
Anne’s pregnant and about to pop. Sarah’s expecting too – though not so far along.
The news breaks while they’re in a hospital: the meteor is on its way, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it. Needless to say, Sarah and Anne find themselves powerless. And alone.
What do they say? What do they do?
How to accept that everything’s ending… demolishing their cherished plans…
Whiling away the time, Anne asks Sarah questions about the future they both know won’t come.
Things like: Did you want your baby to be a boy? A girl? A dancer? A singer? At first, Sarah is reluctant to answer. She never thought about the gender – she just wanted her child to be healthy. A dream that’s now turned into a nightmare.
Refusing to lay down and die, Anne promises Sarah they can find out the sex of the baby together – one last moment of joy before the end.
A rare contained apocalypse story, It’s A... is brimming with emotions; perfect for two up-and-coming actresses and a director looking to show what talent and drama they have inside.
Remember, the world doesn’t have to end with a whimper. Maybe just a lie.
Budget: Low. Two actresses, one setting and few props. You might need some old news footage, but a clever director could stage that him/herself.
About the reviewer: Mitch Smith is an award winning screenwriter whose website http://mitchsmithscripts.wix.com/scripts offers notes, script editing and phone consultations. You can also reach him at Mitch.SmithScripts “AT” gmail and follow Mitch at twitter.com/MitchScripts.
About the writer: I’m an award winning screenwriter from the UK with over 15 scripts produced, optioned and/or purchased. Outside of my screenwriting career, I’m also a published short story writer and movie reviewer. Links to my films and details of my scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk.
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