LA Festival Feature Script: ABANDONWITCH, by Sarah K Watson

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Flowers will bleed before they bloom.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:

Anthropology Professor Taia Potehe discovers artefacts from a strange offshore island linking him with mysterious 17th century Scottish woman Heather who according to folklore, was exiled there after it was discovered she had illegitimate relations with a Scottish nobleman, Jacobite links and was tried for witchcraft.

Heather returns as a spirit assisting Taia to solve her mystery as he contends with rigid academic constraints and a dangerous psychopath that stalks his lover Lucy.

The artefacts possession become a question of speculative ownership as Taia struggles to subdue their dangerous powers amidst his personal crisis. Returning to the island he finds Heather’s remains, allowing her to cross into the afterworld.

AbandonWitch is a story of hopelessness, revenge, love, and inspires the mystery of folklore narratives.

Writer –¬†Sarah K Watson

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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Akitio (2019)
Fuchsia’s Den (2009)

 

Writer Statement

Kia Ora!

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