An emotionally collapsed cop has to protect a victim of domestic violence from her abusive dead husband.

On a dark rainy day, in a quiet sleepy town, police officer Emily is preparing to wind up her work for the evening when an unexpected visitor to the police station drags her into a bizarre chain of events that will soon defy all logic and explanation. On her way to investigate what seems like a regular domestic violence incident, Emily soon finds herself unknowingly tangled in a crime that was committed ten years ago, in which both the assailants and victims had lost their lives.

This is the pilot for a new television series.
‘Malice’ is a prelude to the more compelling stories that lie hidden in the sleepy little town of Bury. While this pilot teases us with a taste of what to expect in the coming chapters, it also establishes categorically, the genre of horror we shall meet in the coming chapters. With each character and with each situation enveloped by an aura of mystery, the possibilities abound.

  • Ray Kermani
    The Shoe Collector, In Her Shoes, Blind Spot
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    Short Script, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Television Pilot, Suspense, Women in Horror
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  • Student Project:
  • Hollywood Horrorfest
    Los Angeles
    August 7, 2021
    Winner Best TV Pilot Script
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    February 1, 2021
    Winner Best Script
  • PixelsGARAGE Awards of Excellence

    September 30, 2020
    Second Runner Up
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition

    June 30, 2020
  • Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles
    August 11, 2020
  • Screenplay Contest - NOTH
    October 2, 2020
    Winner Best Screenplay
Writer Biography - Ray Kermani

Ray Kermani is a Belgian film director and screenwriter of persian descent.
In 2016, together with producer and screenwriter Ines Swinters, they founded Shadow Pictures.
Ever since, they started making horror short films.

They're short films and screenplays have been screened in 26 countries and have won 32 awards.

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Writer Statement

I'm a big supporter of diversity in films, because there's just not enough diversity in horror movies.