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No Return

In the fictional small town of 1970's East Harbor, Connecticut, an abrasive detective Edwin Pearce (early 30's) finds himself in a complicated investigation when he's dismissed the case of his wife, Rachel Pearce's disappearance. Periodic flashbacks reveal that Ed and Rachel's marriage held more intrigue and scandal in their secret lives that would ultimately be brought to the surface as a result of the investigation. The investigation takes a turn for the desperate once Captain Barry Donaldson looks to Ed as a prime suspect in the kidnapping. Pearce then must resort to rogue tactics as the clock not only ticks for the love of his life, but also his own.

  • Rob McNeil
    Solitude, Past Life, Rudolph
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    Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Noir
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    United States
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  • 2017 Cannes Screenplay Competition
    Cannes, France
    April 10, 2018
    Grand Jury Award Winner
  • 2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival
    Beverly Hills
    April 4, 2018
    BHFF 2018 Official Selection
  • 2018 Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    July 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 2018 Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Rome, Italy
    December 8, 2018
  • 2019 Stockholm Independent Film Festival
    Stockholm, Sweden
    April 2, 2019
Writer Biography - Rob McNeil

I'm a 26 year-old award-winning screenwriter from Normal, Illinois with ten completed feature length screenplays with three more in progress and many more on the way. I hope to one day make a career of screenwriting.

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Writer Statement

My primary genres I like to write include crime dramas, mysteries, and thrillers, but I aim to become a more versatile writer and dabble in other genres as well.