Market December 16, 2013
Agent Matt Martin, Matthew Rosen (CAA)
Manager Nicole Romano (Anonymous Content)
A 15-year-old boy discovers that his kidnapped older brother has been living in a hidden, meth-producing compound, and infiltrates the camp in hopes of helping his brother escape.
A teenager tries to free his missing brother from a meth commune but he himself becoming entranced by their hedonism.
After spending two years searching for his kidnapped brother, a once sweet little boy learns to be a fearless young man willing to do whatever it takes to save his brother from a meth-producing camp.
When his brother is kidnapped, a teen infiltrates a strange youth camp to try to get him back.
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Coming of Age, Dark, Drugs, Dysfunctional Family, Film, Kidnap, Murder, Rescue, Troubled Youth
Lord of the Flies, Boot Camp, Frailty, Out of the Furnace, Martha Macy May Marlene,
Present, A Few Weeks. The first ten pages take place two years prior to the rest.
Mostly takes place at a youth camp in the woods of West Virginia, complete with a garden, barn, holding area, meth lab, and several houses. Other scenes occur in a trailer home, a bottling factory, the streets of West Virginia, a Sheriff's station, a pharmacy, a school bus, a gas station, docks, a road kill compost, and a cattle farm.
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AIDEN (14-15) and his brother, JO (12-13) collect bottles and cans, turning them in for a measly $6. Aiden tells Jo he wants to leave town. They find a watering hole and go swimming until mysterious men with bags over their heads arrive, taking Aiden and knocking Jo out.
Two years later, Jo shows DETECTIVE DAVIS (35) his collection of missing person reports. Davis looks into his information and decides to investigate further. That night, the corpse of a young boy is found. Jo rushes to the scene but it isn’t Aiden. While there, he sees Aiden’s kidnapper, Z (Adult), and stows away in his truck.
Once at their camp almost 70 miles away from home, Jo is quickly discovered. FORRESTER (Adult), the leader of the camp, comforts Jo, giving him a bed and telling him he can leave in the morning. A fight breaks out and Jo sees Aiden, now muscular and tattooed with a shaved head. Forrester makes a speech about this place, The Shelter, saying there are only two rules: fight for what you want and don’t disrupt the established order.
Jo quickly gives away that he and Aiden are brothers, and despite Aiden’s protests, Forrester says Jo either stays...