THRILLER 1st Scene Script – FORTY WINKS, by Mitch Moldofsky

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

A near-future dream expert with dream-reading technology, known professionally for her stance that “dreams mean nothing”, freaks when her husband’s dreams reveal an affair and a murder–hers.


Judge: Charles Gordon
Jazz Singer: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Ida Jagaric
Pros. Attorney: Rob Notman
Greg: Sean C. Dwyer
Det. Morgan: Jarod Terrell
Carol: Kerrie Lamb

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Forty winks is about the struggle between knowledge and fear, belief and self-doubt. The main character is a scientist, supposedly unemotionally committed to conclusions drawn from years of research, her life’s work. But when this commitment comes into conflict with her beliefs about herself, her marriage and by extension her sense of self worth, it falters, because of a deep and very human insecurity, the possibility or “what if” that she is wrong, that she is unworthy, that she is unloved.


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