Logline: A cocky 45-year-old son, who still lives at home, is about to get schooled by his 80-year-old mother for being disrespectful.

Victor is attractive and God's gift to women. After getting home from a friend, his mother and father are waiting up for him. Maggie is caring, but she tends to be nosey. Victor has had enough with all the questions and he pushes his boundaries. He let's her known he's grown and his mother is shocked. Everyone in the house is on alert. His father hides under his newspaper while he sits in his easy chair and the old dog leaves the room quickly.

Maggie takes off her wig and pulls out her teeth. Victor is freaking out as he runs away from her. There's a blackout, but that doesn't stop his 80-year-old mother from beating her 45-year old son for disrespecting her. Maggie puts him out of the house with no clothes on. Pop just laughs at his naked son because he still has no clue about appreciating a woman. 

  • Aliya Jackson
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival
    Los Angeles
    December 30, 2020
    Selected - 1pg short story (TBC)
Writer Biography - Aliya Jackson

When a writer takes pen to paper, their imagination and passion, yet tenacious of what you are about to experience is what keeps you on the edge of your seat.

This influential storyteller’s ability to blend real life in her screenplays creates limitless stories. She’s the type of writer, who gets to “the core” of her characters, as well as, have you escape into a world where there are no boundaries of time and place.

“Cover” was just that… controversial, raw, enticing, and real! Her versatile concept was to take a devoted man, who only wanted the best for his family, struggling on the “down low.” Released and presented at the 16th Annual Pan African Film Festival in 2008 some of the cast included, Vivica Fox, Aunjanue Ellis, Razaaq Adodi, Patty LaBelle, Leon, Mya and Lou Gossett Jr. This 3.6 million dollar independent film took her one month to write the script and 10 months to get produced and distributed through AIS. Currently airing on BET and TV One, her motivation for this film was to inspire and bring awareness to various individuals in the entertainment industry.

What sets her apart from other writers, she feels is a “gift”. “For me, my world was veterinary medicine. Then all of a sudden, I’m writing short stories and my first one turns into a movie… wow! When I write, it just flows. Writing the story of “Cover,” let’s just say it was 5 a.m. when I was done. My room became my movie. And don’t get me started on the Thesaurus… now, I love playing with words… I knew then I was steered on the right path.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg for Aliya Jackson. Her “drive” propels her to write breathtaking stories that are real and soulful weather their edgy, dramatic, funny or gritty. So watch out for this new talented screenwriter who’s also known as 500 Hungry Gorillas.

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"Claim what you want to be; therefore, I AM creating stories to leave my legacy behind" - 500 Hungry Gorillas