Trina and Carl meet at a shipwreck excavation. Trina is searching for a lost ship, Carl is caring for his terminally ill girlfriend. In a relationship that becomes part seduction, part battle, they trigger personal time bombs in each other of guilt, longing and betrayal. Over the course of three nights, they push each other to potent moments of action and irreversible change.

  • naturalistic drama with poetic and metaphoric elem
  • 90
  • 2 total
  • 1 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 30

EXTRACT: Then she started to want to be alone more and more. That was when we came down here. She likes to sit in the car, all warm and cozy and watch the sea. For hours. So we do that. I can do that for her. And she misses the movement of walking, any movement, so after lunch every day we put music on and I pick her up so she can dance.


Female | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 34

EXTRACT: Because I know, like you know when you're a kid,that if you show you're scared, if you show you've noticed them, you're a goner. If you're still, you freeze and if you're moving, you've got to keep it up. Otherwise they'll know you're a threat, that you might challenge them and they'll have to come and kill you./So I keep moving. And you're watching. And you still might kill me. But you might not. And I start to like it. It's elating.

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