"Come here, honey!" by Yuliya Litvinova. I discovered this while penning "Mom Died".
It perfectly captures the script's tone and the essence of one of the story's secondary characters.
SCRIPT EDITOR / STORY CONSULTANT: Jonna Jackson.
PROTECTION: The piece has been registered with the WGA; West.
TABLE READ: A 1st reading was held in April 2019. Actors were: Randy Frank, Christina Harris, Scott Harris, Sean Russel Herman, Katherine LaVictoire, Monte Light, Sarah Nicklin, Julia Parker, Candis Phlegm and Suzanne Voss.
CIRCULATION: The piece is currently out to several producers.
SCREAMFEST FEEDBACK: "I love the premise. Definitely like all the zombie action, and it comes at the midpoint, after we have had time to get to know Peter and his relationship with his family, which is great. The structure of the script is definitely very well-crafted."
LOGLINE: Peter returns to his small hometown following the news of his mother's death. Estranged from his three siblings, he has also never met his two young nieces. When a zombie outbreak occurs, he becomes trapped with his family (and all of their strained histories) inside the funeral home where his mother's wake was to take place.
CREATIVE SCREENWRITING FEEDBACK:
"Your script thrilled us with its compelling characters, creeping atmosphere, slow burn approach and polished storytelling."
PRESS: Mention of the script's first reading in an interview between Nightmarish Conjurings and actress Suzanne Voss.
Mention of the script's Finalist placement in 2019's Nightmares Film Festival, via Horror Madam, Nightmarish Conjurings, PopHorror,
Horror Society, Horror Fuel, Horror News.Net, Depth in Film Review
and Horror Geek Life.
Mention of the script's Semi-Finalist placement in 2019's Screamfest,
Mention of the script's Horror Genre WIN in 2019's Creative Screenwriting, via MovieBytes.
QUERIES: 280+ query letters for Mom Died have been sent to talent/literary agencies and management companies.
PRAISE: From award-winning filmmaker Charles Pieper: "DANG that was intense! And emotional. It's a very engaging and readable script and will make for a killer film indeed!"
MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS: Most frequently on the turntable while writing this piece: the soundtrack to the Joseph Ruben film Dreamscape, by Maurice Jarre.