The Schoolyard

a short screenplay by Amy Starkey

Logline: Returning to her high school stomping grounds after 10 years, a woman’s dark prank on old friends provokes a #metoo retaliation.

Synopsis: After 10 years away, Wendie’s reunion with her high school gang provokes memories of an assault that her friends could have prevented. With the help of her new girlfriend, unknown to the gang, Wendie stages a creepy re-enactment in the abandoned schoolyard where the attack took place 10 years earlier. The dark prank backfires when someone takes their own revenge on the group, and one by one the friends disappear from the safety of their schoolyard bonfire.

Contact amystarkey05@gmail.com to request the script (14 pages).