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Deep Ascent (Short Film Screenplay)


Doctor Erica Green must escape a deep, cold grave after her research submersible is trapped on the bottom of one of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.

Our Review:

The pulse rate keeps fluctuating as one reads this script. Deep Ascent is a well structured script and would be a good choice for a sci-fi short film. The visuals naturally keep appearing and that's the success for a fine narrative. The challenges at every step make the script nail biting till the end. Great writing!

Written by

J. Thomas Peterson

Writer Biography

J. Thomas Peterson is a former soldier, intelligence officer, stockbroker, and airport analyst. He is the Director of Scholarships and Programs at the Olympic College Foundation in Bremerton, Washington. Tom and his wife call Hansville, WA home. A graduate of Colegio Maya in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA, and the University of Washington, Tom has been writing and telling stories for as long as he can remember.


  • Project Type:Short Script

  • Genres:Drama

  • Number of Pages:10

  • Country of Origin:United States

  • Language:English

  • First-time Screenwriter:No

  • Student Project:No

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