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The Open Grave (Screenplay)

A man is unnerved by the sight of an open grave which is never filled in the cemetery on his way to work ever day.

Our Comments

“The Open Grave” has very good potential to be a film. How often we lose the important things in the monotony of everyday life, is depicted well. The pace of the screenplay keeps us hooked till the end. The characters add good value to the storyline.

Writer Biography Ben Fiore is a multiple award winning, optioned and produced, New York based screenwriter. Several of his short and feature length screenplays have garnered major wins and high placement awards in top, mainstream screenwriting contests and film festivals. His multi-award winning, feature length, female-led, psychological thriller screenplay, "In the Quiet of the Evening", (co-written by Raymond Izaac) was recently optioned for production by Milestone Studios and Junction Films of Hollywood, CA. His short, boxing themed drama script, "Puncher's Chance", was produced during the summer of 2019, in Atlanta, GA, by director Cristina Acocella, the Script Supervisor for the CBS-TV All Access Channel's hit reboot of "MacGyver". Ben is the co-creator and head writer of "The Mamaluke”, a new comedy TV series project, starring Johnny ‘Roastbeef’ Williams (of “Goodfellas” and the Best Picture Oscar winning, "Green Book"). A retired NYC Police Officer, he served in both the NYC Transit Police (patrolling New York's subways) and the NYPD. Ben is a 9/11 'First Responder' and participated in the rescue and recovery mission during and after the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He lives with his lovely wife, Marci, a Social Media Specialist, and their two sons, Stephen, an Interactive Designer for Marvel Entertainment, and Christopher, an artist and actor, in the New York town of Valley Stream.

Writer Statement "The Open Grave" is a very 'Twilight Zone-ish' tale with a twist ending, perfect for a TV anthology series or to stand alone as a compelling short film.


  • Project Type: Short Script

  • Genres: horror, thriller

  • Number of Pages: 10

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Language: English

  • First-time Screenwriter: No

  • Student Project: No

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