The Sun's Circus

The Sun's Circus is about a skeptic man and his son. Ernesto is unable to handle business due to his melancholy for the loss of his wife and they fall apart. As the performers go, Sebastian believes they need a new start. In order to save the circus, Ernesto must train Sebastian to throw knives. Ernesto meets Anita and feel attracted to each other but, they encounter Anita's father, the new landlord, who urges her to stay away from the circus people. It's Ernesto and Sebastian's first day of practice A week before the big event, Sebastian misses and stabs Ernesto in the leg, preventing him from performing. No one else can learn quickly enough, so Sebastian goes to Anita for help. Despite her father's misgivings, she decides to help them train her in secret. Her father catches them and stops her from going. Anita's father threatens Ernesto that if Anita is wounded, their show will be ruined. Sebastian can finally wear his old attire onstage. He and Anita begin the ruse.

  • Ernesto M. Anaya
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    drama, coming of age, adventure
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Writer - Ernesto M. Anaya
Writer Statement

I Sold the first film I co-wrote.