Short Script: ANNIVERSARY, by Carolin Glomp

Ben has already prepared an exquisite anniversary dinner, when his pregnant girlfriend Anna arrives back home, late.
As the news on the radio report a severe hit-and-run accident, leading to a man’s death, Anna turns hysterical. First, Ben connects her behaviour to her pregnancy until he realizes: Anna has caused the hit-and-run accident.
Ben wants Anna to continue to remain silent about it, worrying about the consequences. Anna now sees her own initial reaction reflected in Ben and starts doubting it. They discuss back and forth. Eventually Ben leaves the room and secretly adjusts the seat and mirrors in their car. When he comes back to see Anna, the sound of sirens gets louder and Anna realizes: Ben had turned himself in to the police.

Writer Biography – Carolin Glomp

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Carolin Glomp is a newcomer screenwriter and director from Germany.
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Currently, Carolin works as a freelancer (e.g. assistant director or video editor) in the film industry on fiction as well as commercial projects while also realizing own projects.

 Writer Statement

 

There are already plenty of hit-and-run accident stories, where a drunk or adrenaline-seeking man accidentally kills a pregnant woman.
Rather than adding another one to the list, „Anniversary“ asks what happens when a pregnant woman turns into the perpetrator.
Yet, the story is about more than just a hit-and-run accident.
It is also a story about a couple, having to face a difficult situation, that impacts their life from one second to the next.
Ben and Anna only got to experience the bright side of their relationship so far. Now, exactly one the day of their second anniversary, this relationship gets put to the test for the very first time.

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