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Jack Darcey is released from jail determined to leave behind everything and everyone that led him there. But when old small town secrets come to light after his father's recent death, the unraveling of a dangerous game forces Jack to choose between the life he's always known - or none at all.

  • Jess Ansik
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  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 30, 2017
    Best Feature Screenplay, 1st Place
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    April 13, 2018
    Original Screenplay - Semi-Finalist
  • InRoads Screenwriting Fellowship

    April 4, 2018
    Top 10 Honoree
  • Orb Media Fellowship

    April 4, 2018
    Finalist (Current)
  • Stage32 Screenwriting Competition

    December 7, 2017
    Feature Screenplay - Finalist
  • Film Outside the Frame
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 27, 2015
    Feature Screenplay - 2nd Place
  • Cinestory Foundation
    Idyllwild, CA
    May 26, 2016
    Best Feature Screenplay - Quarterfinalist
  • Script Pipeline First Look Project

    December 20, 2017
  • Finish Line Script Competition

    Official Selection
  • Screencraft Film Fund, 2017

  • First Look Project, 2017

Writer Biography - Jess Ansik

JESS ANSIK grew up in Los Angeles, CA, drawing inspiration from a lifetime of Jewish guilt and eavesdropping on conversations at coffee shops. She received her degree in Screenwriting and Film Studies from LMU's School of Film & TV, where she received the Best Screenwriter's Award and was hired as the first student Showrunner of her alma mater's annual Film Festival, Film Outside the Frame, for two consecutive years.

Once described as a ‘big city girl with small town dreams,’ Jess’s work often circumvents the glamorous and bustling familiarity of the world that surrounds her to create more intimate spaces and conversations. She currently works in TV development and post-production, and hopes to transition into writing full time. When Jess isn’t working, she spends most of her time with her dog, Dexter, and being ignored by her cat, Arya.

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