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Leon refuses to eat the dinner his father lovingly made for him, wanting something else instead. Frustrated and hoping to go to bed soon, Guillermo tells his son a story from his time in the
Colombian military. Recounting the moment Guillermo had to kill and eat a monkey to survive in the jungles of South America brings the father and son closer together over a new meal they decided to make together.

  • Daniel Cubitt
  • Pablo Zamorano
  • Sophia Youssef
  • Thomas Hernquist
  • Peter Ju
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Family, Action, Comedy
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
Writer Biography - Daniel Cubitt

Daniel David Cubitt is a Barbadian-Colombian writer and filmmaker who specializes in writing thrillers, horrors, and dark comedies. He graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a BA in Film and Media studies and recently finished his MFA in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute. Daniel strives to write stories about the three countries he calls home, Barbados, Colombia, and the US in the hopes of documenting the horrors and strife that afflict all walks of life and turn it into art.

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Writer Statement

My father left school when he was 12 years old in order
to support his family in Buga, Colombia. My father
recently turned 69 years old and has spent more than 45
years of his life working construction, stucco, and
various forms of intensive labor. I remember the days
after school when my father picked me up and took me to
job sites to show how hard he had to work to support our
When I started acting out as a young petulant child my
father would often tell me age-inappropriate horror
stories of life in Colombia to scare me into doing what
he said. I was a picky-eater and lazy shit when I was a
kid so I got these sorts of talks all the time. These
stories didn’t mean much to me when I was a kid but as I
learned more about my father I began to see him in a
different light. He lived a life of great adversity and
hardship that I will never have to experience because of
what he did for me.
I want to bring this short script to life as a way to
honor my father and immortalize my respect for him in
film. I hope to be able to share this story with all of