video pitch: coming soon!
When a violent suicide and possible smallpox outbreak quarantines Sunny inside FURNISH -- an upscale furniture store --
she must determine who among the equally trapped co-workers and customers is carrying -- not smallpox --
but a vengeful entity, desperate to continue killing.
A 1st reading was held in early 2016.
The cast: Libby Baker, Michael Balin, Cameron Bender,
Lee Boxleitner, Randy Frank, Rahvaunia Johnson,
Monte Light, Maggie McCollester, Steve Newman,
Candis Phlegm and Chris Smith.
[ SPECIAL GUEST READERS ]
Cerina Vincent (Eli Roth's Cabin Fever, Not Another Teen Movie) and Lynn Lowry (Romero's The Crazies and Cronenberg's Shivers).
GENRE: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
PROTECTION: WGA; West registered
DRAFTS: Nine (9) completed drafts
PAGE COUNT: Ninety-eight (98) pages
SCRIPT EDITOR / STORY CONSULTANT: Jonna Jackson
ALTERNATIVE TITLE: Dirty Souls
INSPIRATIONS: Having worked for five years in Beverly Hills retail management,
I left with plenty of tales to tell!
RECORDS: Furnish is my quickest writing turnaround ever:
a 77-page 1st draft completed in only FOUR DAYS!
While working on Furnish, two feature film ideas came to light, both centering around this furniture store, its customers and employees.
IDEA #2 (an Anthology): Five separate stories told from the perspective of people who have never dealt with bad customer service or rude customers in the "Stepford" dimension which they inhabit. But when someone from "another place" interrupts their tranquil existence, everyone has a terrible tale to tell.