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"Swell" - psychological drama (feature)


Genre: psychological drama

Swell: In a time of poodle skirts and sock hops, a dejected teenager struggles to escape her off-kilter family whose lives are filled with atomic bomb drills, oppressive rules and addiction.

It’s 1955 and Sydney Mitchell is drowning. Her mother, Claire, obsessed with preparing for nuclear war has inadvertently confined herself to the house with a constantly crying newborn, while her father, Henry has reverted to his old friend whiskey to aide in his enforcement of harsh family guidelines. Sydney soon finds refuge in an eccentric feminist and a softhearted outsider whose encouragement results in her signing her father’s signature for a scholarship that promises to take her out of state. But, as her parents slip deeper into their grisly fixations, an unexpected rival and a decline in grades prompts Sydney to ingest copious amounts of pharmaceutical speed to help her study, forcing her into a claustrophobic nightmare where she realizes that she must fight for, not only her freedom, but the freedom of someone she hoped would never exist.

Number of pages: 109 pages

Setting(s): 3 + locations (house, school, outdoors)

Actor requirements (with descriptions): Male (late 30's - 40's), Female (late 30's - 40's), Female (16 - 17 years old), baby, secondary characters m/f.

I can send the completed script upon request.

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