Soul Mate

A lonely woman uses extreme measures to live out her romantic fantasies.

This script is also a companion piece with the short Sub.

  • Deirdre Patterson
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • 2016 Creative World Arts

    Quarter Finalist
  • 2016 Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    Semi Finalist
  • 2016 Boston International Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    Semi Finalist
  • 2016 LA Neo Noir Novel, Film and Script Festival
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Gold Winner
  • 2015 Screenplay Film Festival

  • 2015 Just 4 Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition

  • 2015 Avanti and Productions Management LTD Short Script Competition

    Semi Finalist
  • 2015 Mile High Horror Film Festival
    Denver, CO
    Official Selection
  • Here Be Dragons International New Genre Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Winner - Best Drama Script
  • 3rd Annual 2016 STAGE32 Search of New Blood Screenwriting Contest
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 4th Annual The Write Room Screenplay Competition
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    Second Round Finalist
  • 2015 Back In the Box Competition
    Toluca Lake, CA
    Official Selection
  • 9th Annual Story Pros International Screenplay Contest
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2018 Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo & Film Festival
    Novi, MI
  • 2018 Selenite Film Festival
    NY, New York
    Official Selection
  • 2018 InRoads Screenwriting Fellowship

    April 4, 2018
  • 2018 Manhattan Short Film Festival
    New York, NY
    August 25, 2018
    Semi Finalist
  • 2019 16th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    April 5, 2019
    Finalist Short Screenplay
  • 2020 Southern California Screenplay Competition
    San Diego, CA
    January 19, 2021
    Quarter Finalist
  • 2021 Hollywood Just4Shorts Screenplay Competition
    Los Angels, CA
    May 31, 2021
    Winner - Best Horror Script
  • 2021 Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest
    Reno, Nevada
    June 30, 2021
    Semi Finalist
  • 2020 Boobs & Blood International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 24, 2021
    Winner-Best Thriller Un-produced Short Script
  • 2023 Outstanding Screenplay Shorts Competition

    November 30, 2023
    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Deirdre Patterson

Deirdre started writing at the age of fourteen with poems and short stories.
Her love of horror, thrillers, exploitation and dark comedies also started young with watching way too many 1970s exploitation, 1980s slasher and foreign films.
With a background in theater, mostly behind the scenes, Deirdre switched from short stories to writing staged plays. She has completed seven stage plays with topics ranging from a murder mystery set in the 1890s to an S/M themed, disco musical. Three of her plays are in her book, Ladies & Whores: Three Two Act Plays. Available on and
In 2005, Deirdre ventured into the world of screenwriting. All of her scripts have either won or placed highly in multiple screenwriting competitions.

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Writer Statement

I have a tendency to merge genres and my hope is to continue to write strong female roles, change the face of horror and have my words expressed both on stage and screen. Like every other writer, I am looking for a creative home.