Script Files

Desert Rat

A selfish young desert rat, who has only ever seen water as morning dew drops, is recruited to help a tomboy river rat save her family by killing a giant snake that would drink their river dry.

  • John Tupper
    Writer
    "On the Rise" (animated short}, "Spirit of the Rain" (feature animation screenplay)
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Animation, Family
  • Number of Pages:
    109
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Worldfest Houston
    Houston, TX
    September 22, 2015
    Silver REMI
  • California Film Awards
    San Diego, CA
    September 22, 2015
    Diamond Award
  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest
    Hollywood, CA
    September 22, 2015
    Finalist
  • Worldfest Houston
    Houston, TX
    September 22, 2015
    Platinum REMI
  • California Film Awards
    San Diego, CA
    September 15, 2010
    Silver Award
  • Jam-Fest Indie Film Festival
    Hammond, Louisana
    September 25, 2010
    Animation Short - Gold
  • DIY Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    March 4, 2011
    Best Animation Short
  • New York Screenplay Contest
    New York
    May 15, 2012
    Finalist - Family Film Competition
Writer - John Tupper
Writer Statement

My dream has been, and remains, to make great stories that entertain and perhaps illuminate our relationship to the world we live in. My head, as my mom used to say, has always been in the clouds. From high up anything is possible. Down here the real adventure is just beginning.