This is my short film screenplay, performed by Wildsound festival actors this month.

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Watch the September 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay.

Written by Dermott Hayes


Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Drama

We lose our soul when we bury the dead without dignity and for the sake of manna. Two brothers are caught in a dilemma of conscience, to lose their jobs or their souls.


NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
COSTELLO – Steve Mitchell
SEAMUS – Randy Baumer
JOHN – John Fray
VOICE – Dan Cristofori

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about devalued morals and the cheap currency of souls. People put so little value on their souls, they will trade them for a job and diminish the world they live in, as a result.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Contemporary Film Noir Drama

How would you describe this script in two words?

Dark Satire

What movie have you seen the most times…

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4 thoughts on “Sept. 2016 Winner: OLD BONES by Dermott Hayes

    • It’s a screenplay for a short film so there’s not much more to go and the ending, as I’ve written it, is controversial. Some people who read it didn’t get it but WildSound did and I’m surprised they didn’t use it. I imagine it had more to do with their assessment of what they have used as a 1st scene. Thank you for your comments. I have a short film being screened next month at the Kerry Shorts Festival and hope to use that, this WildSound treatment and my screenplay to raise some interest and finance to make Old Bones.

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