About this submission
Working Logline: Two women, a widow and a sexual assault victim, connected by the horrific acts of one man grapple with what he's done, face blame and punishment from the community and each other.
Note on Submission: I've been interested in telling the story of two female characters who are essentially victims but face blame for the actions of one man. I am interested in how society blames sexual assault victims and the wives of men who've committed suicide. I am also interested in how these women blame themselves and each other instead of the person responsible. When I saw this prompt, I was inspired to create a scene within this space. Since writing this scene, I have created a beat sheet for the rest of the film and am working on an outline.
I envision this being the last scene in the film after the two women have been at the center of a public trial, shunned by their community, fighting one another and ultimately destroying their lives. For the sake of the submission, I have introduced these characters and this location as if it were the first time in the script.
About me: I am a screenwriter and aspiring television writer from San Francisco, currently living in Los Angeles. I have a background in theatre, sketch comedy, short films and features. I look forward to any feedback and comments for my work in progress. Thank you so much for reading!