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Marigold Kid (Feature Film Screenplay)


When Kenny gets a call that his younger estranged brother, Harley, is in the hospital after four years of not hearing from him, he and Harley's former ex-boyfriend decide to travel cross country to bring Harley home before he leaves their lives again.

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 Marigold Kid, is a carefully structured story. Its characters are strongly sculpted, almost as though the writer only set up their problems, and their development was automatic. It's very focused on its theme of family and having one another's backs, all throughout. Characters are very few, and almost all the main characters arc. The stakes and intensity of the plot increase throughout - The time-bomb-like situation that the characters face makes it engaging. And the most important and well-done part of it was the dialogue. Most of the dialogue is banter which was neither overdone nor under the mark. This screenplay and the writer has great potential!


  • Project Type: Screenplay

  • Genres: Drama, Romance, Coming of Age

  • Number of Pages: 88

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Language: English

  • First-time Screenwriter: No

  • Student Project: No

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