1st Scene Festival Feature Script: ABANDONWITCH, by Sarah K Watson

8f59796fa6 posterMaori Anthropology Professor Taia Potehe discovers artefacts on an offhore island linking him with a mysterious 17th century Scottish woman named Heather who according to folklore was exiled there after being discovered she had illegitimate relations with a Scottish nobleman.

Heather returns as a spirit assisting Taia’s folklore research to solve her mystery and eventually find her remains. Taia argues against opposing rigid academic constraints as he struggles to contain a personal crises when a dangerous man stalks his lover Lucy.

Retrieved artefacts discovered by Taia on the island become a question of speculative ownership whilst he struggles to subdue their possessive powers.

A story of hopelessness, revenge, love, AbandonWitch inspires the mystery of folklore narratives.


Writer Biography – Sarah Watson

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Writer Statement

Kia Ora!

I am a NZ screenwriter from Wellington, New Zealand/Aotearoa.

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