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Defying Hope, 90 minute feature – Horror/Thriller

Defying Hope:

The school of hard love is taken to the next level when a renegade nun chains hooker/ junkie, Hope Sanderson, to a steel girder inside a derelict building in the hopes of helping her break her habit.

Sometimes you need to leap off a cliff, not for the view, but to see how far down the ground really is. Then again, I’ve always liked Monty Python’s line: “And now for something completely different.”

That’s what I did during the re-writing of the horror/thriller screenplay for Defying Hope. I broke down my own barriers and took a leap into the dark side.

Defying Hope is one of the darkest stories that I’ve ever written. Blew my mind really. The re-write was tough as I had to take the screenplay down to its basic story line, characters, and dialogue. The re-write resulted in a faster moving story line with four locations instead of fifteen, more action, and some new revelations about the characters. It is a pretty cool feeling when the characters come to life and take over the story.

And now…back to the writing of Valentino.


Quotes from the heart that you may remember from childhood.