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The Nun Short

Elizabeth was a nun for almost ten years, devoting her time to prayer, helping her community, and putting others' needs before her own. When she realizes how inclosed she’s been since she was eighteen, Elizabeth makes a choice to leave the convent the day she is supposed to make her final vows to God. As she navigates her new life in the modern world, she bumps into an old friend, Sarah, which resurfaces memories she has suppressed for a decade inside the restrictions of nunnery. Trying to allow herself to embrace her newfound freedom, her feelings soon become too tumultuous to ignore.

  • Brooke Burns
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Number of Pages:
    8
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Short Close-Up Film Magazine

    March 30, 2020
    Award Winner for Best Short Screenplay
Writer Biography - Brooke Burns

Sophomore screenwriting major at Chapman University.

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It is with relative certainty that I can say writing is the aggregate of our joys and our sufferings. Inspiration will always be there only if you show up to put in the work. The universe does not owe you anything. Create anyway. Because you can. Because you have to.