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I've been challenging myself to write in a stream of consciousness way, these pages are basically the first act for a feature.

To summarize I would pitch it like this:

It’s called A Portrait of Us and it’s a Drama with Psychological Thriller aspects.
It’s kind of like The sixth sense meets Personal Shopper
It follows artistic and haunted, high schoolers, Enid Mcgrath and Andrew Thompson as they begin a relationship after meeting at their therapist's office.
Problems occur as Enid starts being haunted by the memories of her dead, older twin brothers, Liam and Kieran and begins losing her grip on reality.
Now Enid must find a way to keep her sanity and release the ghost of her siblings in order to move on and find stability.

I'd just like to know if there's something in this pages worth pursuing, I think there is and I know that I want my protagonist to make it till the end, but I also want to play with the idea that this that we are seeing is not real but a kinda in-between place where she's at with these various characters in order to accept what really happened.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
My name is Dilia Oviedo, I'm a 34-year-old Dominican Artist. I first got my start in the world of art as a child, I participated in many plays as an actress and also behind the scenes in school productions, did ballet and also took part in various art camps throughout my childhood. At the age of 9 I got my first film camera and suddenly it was attached to my hand, I would document anything and everything that captured my attention. As a hobby I was also a movie lover, my first job at 15 was in a video rental store called "Home Videos", I used to sneak out of school every day to just go there and watch movies, I spent so much time there that they hired me, I loved being able to see movies and getting paid for it was an added bonus. As I got older I felt this huge need to find a creative outlet for some of the ideas that popped into my head, but being from Dominican Republic and not wealthy made it so that certain dreams seemed a bit out of reach, I kept taking pictures and I was known with my friends for my movie nights/ I studied languages and for a brief period lived in Brasil with my diplomat father, I studied culinary arts and luck blessed me when I got the chance to go to Barcelona to study photography. In 2008 I made my way to Barcelona and there I finally got a chance to express myself through visual art, I created concepts for my shoots, little narratives behind the still frames and slowly I felt myself wanting more, needing more than just still frames. After I came back to the Dominican Republic in 2012 I began teaching and also writing, this need to express myself further led me to take various online screenwriting courses, I also decided to pursue further academic knowledge in regards to film producing from the New York Film Academy in 2017. Currently, I am developing various screenwriting projects and working for a Dominican production company where I'm learning about the casting process and all the goes on behind the scenes to make a movie.

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