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Feature Screenplay: Harvey Havel’s “The Chosen”

///Feature Screenplay: Harvey Havel’s “The Chosen”

“Untitled” by Linda Chapman.

The Chosen

By Harvey Havel
WGA # 821989

Are we really the masters of our fates and the captains of our souls?

Buck Harrow seems to think so. He’s been demoted to a low-level real estate agent after screwing up a major uptown deal. He’s been forced to sell off his comfortable home. His wife won’t stop complaining, and he’s got mountains of debt he can’t afford to pay.

And now he’s hungry to take back what he’s lost. As long as he has faith in himself and believes that it is his destiny to succeed, he has no question that he can make a comeback.

But what happens to Buck when he refuses to admit that the house he just purchased was once the home of his father who killed his wife and then himself?

“The Chosen” is a screenplay that makes us wonder if we are really in control of our destinies. It shows how an ambitious man leaves himself open to supernatural forces that tempt him into murder. The slow transformation of Buck Harrow is reminiscent of what Stanley Kubrick portrayed in “The Shining,” and the lure of the fast lane is nothing short of “The Devil’s Advocate.”

For everyone who has ever thought they have control over their lives, “The Chosen” will make them think twice.

The Chosen

By Harvey Havel

WGA # 821989

Image: “Untitled” by Linda Chapman. Chapman is a photographer based in London and has exhibited widely in London and around the UK. Recently she has specialized in art photography and sculpture. Exploring a variety of subjects and materials and a combination of visual and verbal allusions to trigger metaphors and personal associations, she aims to reinvigorate the lives of everyday things. The end result is often playful, sometimes eerie, but always stimulating. @linda_chapman_art.

 

By | 2018-02-24T19:40:36+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Screen Writing, THEATER ARTS|