Julia, a beauty with a past as troubled as her future, hits on men at a timeless bar in Stillwater, Oklahoma. One of them, Lou, may be her ticket to a better life, but the closer she gets to him, the more dangerous the night becomes, and nothing is as it seems.

  • Darren Bailey
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense, Thriller, crime
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 8, 2019
    Semifinalist - "Companion" screenplay
Writer Biography - Darren Bailey

After earning his BA in Theatre from Miami University, Darren moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. He has appeared in numerous shorts, features, music videos, television programs, and stage plays. Since 2010, in addition to acting, Darren has been working as a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, fight choreographer, and private acting coach. He is the co-founder of the viral martial arts stunt production team Thousand Pounds Action Company, whose online videos have over 50 million views. Having studied playwriting and directing extensively in college, he has added screenplay writing to his long list of skills in recent years.

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Writer Statement

Movies are my life, and I'm particularly drawn to dramatic suspense, science fiction and dark comedy. My goal as a writer is to create stories in which characters are challenged in unique and impossible ways, and the secrets surrounding those challenges are slowly revealed.