• Sick

  • Sylvia Batey Alcala
  • Available
  • No Agent
  • Drama
  • 2020
  • 85.2
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Market: Fri, 29 May 2020
ManagerKate Sharp (Bellevue Productions)
An interracial couple seeks solace in their work at a prestigious theatre company, even as a violent contagion threatens to destroy everything they’ve created.
When a virus begins infecting people in a small town in Oregon, a young director and her boyfriend's relationship are put to the test as ugly truths are revealed about how the world treats them.
White woman, Jenna, as she deals with directing a production of Othello, starring her black boyfriend, as her town is plagued with a virus that causes uncontrollable rage
A white woman theatre director and her Black actor boyfriend develop their relationship and stage a production of "Othello" while their town is plagued by increasing violence from a contagious "rage flu"
Thriller, Murder, Black Theme, Survival, Boyfriend/Girlfriend, Death
White / European
Get Out (2017), Birdman (2014), Contagion (2011), 28 Days Later (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007)
A few weeks
Cressida, Oregon. Theater, house interior, rehearsal studio, Rogue Valley, wooded road, police station, pub, jail
JENNA (32) is calling stage directions for a play. SAM (32) asks her on their third date after the show. Jenna notices that one of the actresses is missing. Another stagehand, CHARI, says she’s nowhere to be found.

Jenna looks for the missing actress, Madison, and finds her dead, skewered by a lamp. Jenna looks for two other missing actors. She’s attacked by one of them who has been infected by a rage virus, yielding a broken bottle as a weapon. He cuts Jenna’s throat.

A few months later, Jenna convinces the artistic director, RICHARD NORTHRUP (50s) to let her direct a production of Othello. Oregon is also experiencing a lot of wildfires, making the air smokey.

At the first rehearsal, Sam plays Othello.

In a flashback, we see how Sam saved Jenna from being killed. He was also cut by the broken bottle.

Sam and Jenna agree to be boyfriend and girlfriend.

Jenna is skateboarding home and she hears someone chasing her. As she tries to skate faster, she falls and loses her board.

Sam and Jenna go look for the skateboard the next day, but it’s so smokey they can’t see anything. They get separated....