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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Origin of Fear – Short Script Review – Available for Production - post author Don

The Origin of Fear (12 pages in pdf format) by Mark Renshaw

A university student working on a thesis about fear, stumbles across a technique for identifying dangerous individuals. Her latest experiment takes a lethal twist when it becomes apparent her work is gaining the wrong type of attention.

Leona decides to approach her phobia in a different way. She wants the subject of fear to be her thesis at the university. One by one, she interviews students in an attempt to understand what they are afraid of at a given point of their lives. All goes well until she stumbles upon Imogen.

Production: Characters – 2 main, 2 episodical, 2 extras; Location – 1 café; Effects – make-up and prosthesis.

About the Writer: Mark Renshaw can be reached through his website at Mark-Renshaw.com. An award-winning producer and director, his last project earned ‘Best Sci-Fi’ at the Top Shorts and Festigious film festivals.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

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