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Caged

A woman held captive. Chained inside a dirty, cramped, soundproof room, her voice too hoarse to scream. Imprisoned by a heavyset and mentally immature man. What are his intentions?

  • Travis Darkow
    Writer
    Jakob's Cove (TV Pilot) How Did We Get Here? (TV Pilot) Elizabeth (Short Film) Synapse (Short Film) Servile(?) (Short Film) Caged (Short Film) Retail Therapy (Short Film)
  • Script Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Twist, Gruesome, Black Humor, Black Comedy, Revenge, Sadistic
  • Number of Pages:
    8
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Script Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest 2018
    Hollywood Boulevard & North La Brea Avenue Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
    May 10, 2018
    Finalist: My script was published and is available on Amazon worldwide
  • Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2018
    8600 North FM 620, Suite 1622 Austin, TX 78726
    June 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    May 19, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Creeper Film Fest 2018
    1808 South Flores Street San Antonio, Texas 78204 United States
    September 14, 2018
    Finalist
  • Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
    957 South Clinton Avenue Rochester, New York 14620 United States
    September 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Boobs and Blood International Film Festival 2018
    11110 Victory Boulevard Los Angeles, California 91606 United States
    September 18, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Horror Films in Hotlanta
    1459 Chamirey Dr SW Marietta, GA 30008
    October 2, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival 2018 (CTFF)
    Online Event
    October 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival 2018 (CTFF)
    Salem, Oregon
    November 30, 2018
    Creepy Tree Exemplar Award Winner - Creepy Commercial Appeal
  • Nightmare Nation Film Festival 2018
    United States
    November 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Independent Talents International Film Festival
    Bloomington, Indiana
    January 31, 2019
    Finalist
  • Hollywood Horrorfest
    Hollywood, California
    June 15, 2019
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Travis Darkow

My name is Travis Darkow, I am 26 years old from Bremerton Washington where I currently live with my wife and our dog Jax. I have had a passion for writing and creating since I was very young. I was always writing stories, usually about aliens or monsters, or making my own little comic books. As I got older I never stopped writing, all through school I took as many writing courses as I could and my passion only grew over the years. I enjoy all aspects of writing. I write poetry, I love writing and playing music, and have written fifty to a hundred original songs. I have about a dozen or so children's books that I have written as well. My greatest passion though is film. I absolutely fell in love with movies when I was a kid, and found that my absolute favorite thing in the world is writing and directing films. I've written, directed and edited around two dozen short films since the seventh grade, and in June 2019 I completed my first feature length horror/sci-fi film called Goodbye Tomorrow. I am currently writing and directing short and feature length original films, as well as developing an ever expanding list of original pilots and feature length screenplays that I have been hard at work writing. Crafting stories and creating whole new worlds that didn't exist before has always brought me much joy. It is truly my favorite thing in the world and I will never stop creating.

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Writer Statement

Horror and science fiction has been my passion for as much of my life as I remember. I recall watching the original House on Haunted Hill and Humanoids From the Deep with my grandpa when I was about 7 years old, and something clicked in my young brain at that point. A feeling that I had found something that spoke to me on a different level than anything else has ever done since. Creating horror, to me, is creating a terrifying environment where you can run around this disturbing playground, and by the end of it, feel relieved. Maybe relieved to just be done with the creepy visuals and sounds of a horror film. But also relief from releasing fears you have built up inside yourself, in a safe and engaging way. My favorite horror films are the ones that straddle the line between horror/science fiction, and psychological thriller or mystery. I love nothing more than leaving a theater, or sitting through the credits of a movie at home, and not being able to get what you just saw out of your head. Movies that make you think deeply about the world, and our relationships to the horrors and tragedies that occur here I find to be absolutely fascinating. These are the types of films I hope to craft as I continue my journey of writing and directing horror based films. I put a lot of thought and energy into crafting worlds full of foreshadowing and blink and you'll miss it details, and I strive to keep growing and pushing forward in my pursuit of my true passion.