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Kazuo and the Sun (Short Film Screenplay)


Kazuo tries to relax during a long car ride with his family, but finds his peace frequently disturbed by an annoying bug: his little brother, Benji.

Writer Biography - Leah Lin I'm a student filmmaker and screenwriter pursuing a BFA degree in Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media at Ithaca College. I have also previously studied Dramatic Writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I'm currently located in Ithaca, New York, and Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Writer Statement My stories and films are often devoted to depicting the intricate complexities yet also tender bonds of interpersonal relationships between two individuals, most times regarding subversive and personal topics.

Our Review

The theme of coping with death and its aftermath is a common one, but Kazuo and the Sun delivers a unique perspective. One of the best aspects of the script is the way it keeps the character of Benji so vibrant and engaging throughout, with his lively personality, playful behavior, and sometimes pestering nature driving the story forward. Even as the conversation in the van between Mieko and Kazuo or the scene outside the house with the empty pool offer no indication of what's to come, Benji's presence keeps the journey engaging. The climax is like a sudden punch that catches the audience off guard, leaving a lasting impact. Overall, it's a beautiful script and we wish you good luck with it.


  • Project Type: Short Script

  • Genres: Drama, Family

  • Number of Pages: 9

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Language: English

  • First-time Screenwriter: No

  • Student Project: No

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