February 1, 2021

Can We Overcome Our Differences To Shape A Better Society?

Jennifer Johnstone

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ScreenplayThe Estate, 2020

This is the screenplay for the first episode of a sitcom.

At its core it is about how human beings from different walks of life and different class backgrounds work together (or not) when forced to survive together after the end of life as we know it.

Using the extreme setting of an apocalypse I want to highlight how insignificant the divisions within our culture become and how we could look at letting go of our inherent biases in order to shape a new society.

These are deep and difficult questions but I feel that by looking at them through the lens of comedy it makes them a bit easier to digest while prompting an inner dialogue within the reader/viewer.