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The Boneyard

After receiving numerous letters from a prison inmate, a renowned children's author agrees to meet him for a conjugal visit.

  • M.r. Fitzgerald
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Horror
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • 2020 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
    San Jose, CA
    March 7, 2020
    2nd Place Winner
  • 2020 Women in Horror Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
  • 2019 Georgia Shorts Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    Nominated "Best Horror Film Screenplay"
  • 2019 Southern Horror Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    Nominated "Best Horror Short Screenplay"
  • 2019 Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    Nominated "Best Horror Short Screenplay"
Writer Biography - M.r. Fitzgerald

M.r. Fitzgerald was born in the farmlands of Minnesota, raised to overcome harsh landscapes whether in the literal form of unrelenting winters to the internal, mental and spiritual surrounded by strict religious-based abuse. Setting out on a lifelong path to carve her own identity from her past, Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art (with emphasis in Film and Printmaking) and Art History with a minor in Music. Her creative journey led her obtaining her MFA in Film Production at Ohio University where she came face to face with the aftermath of her upbringing and raised the question, over and over...who am I really?
Fitzgerald utilizes her written and visual works to explore all aspects of the human identity whether it be innocent, guilty, good, evil, female-based, male-based, childlike, adult-oriented, utterly pessimistic and yet still abundantly hopeful for the future sorting through emotions, thoughts, dreams, and memories to show the world things that we’re all too afraid to face in our daily lives. Fitzgerald's films serve as a reminder that we can’t run away from the past, but we can face it, learn from it, put it out into the world and move forward from it.

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Writer Statement

Initially inspired by the questions "What would happen if the equivalent of Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson met in a place where they couldn't rely on violence to get what they wanted? What if they wanted something from each other? And who would walk away alive in the end?" The Boneyard illustrates how frighteningly easy it is for sociopaths to walk among us without anyone even realizing it...before it's too late.