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Science Fiction Screenplay ‘Space Drifter’ Seeks Film Options and Sale for Production

In 2015, the science fiction feature film screenplay ‘The Space Drifter’ was submitted to the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition by author and screenwriter, Shaun M Jooste. It was nominated for the best feature film screenplay by the judges, with the following comment:

Sci-fi is notorious for being difficult when it comes exposition. However, you have created a world with solid bones and great potential.

Following on the successful nomination of the film screenplay, we are now seeking representation in either the optioning of the script for a 12 month period or the sale of the screenplay.

The screenplay’s logline also won the 2017 Logline of the Year award on the Wild Sound Festival site for the for the CRIME/MYSTERY Festival. The details of the submission was as follows:

Title: The Space Drifter 

Written by: Shaun M Jooste 

Type: Feature Film 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure 

Logline: A woman is found drifting naked in space, with no memory of who she is, how she has destructive abilities or why she is immortal. She sets out to find an imprisoned space drifter like her, only to be hunted by those terrified of who they may be…. and who they may become. 

If you are looking to produce a space travelling science fiction film with a hint of fantasy, we would love to hear from you and your offer. There are some special effects in the script, with at least 3 major locations, but we will share more details on this with those of you who show your interest.

You can read the logline and a brief synopsis on the Wild Sound Festival site , Stage 32 profile and on the screenwriter’s blog. If you would like to know more details or indicate your interest, please complete the form below: