A man relives haunting memories when he visits a cabin where he spent his summers as a teen.
Tragic love stories… when it comes to drama, they’ve been a staple for eternity. West Side Story. Rent. Miss Saigon. The Notebook and The Fault in Our Stars. Shakespeare used the theme constantly. Which is far from surprising. Doomed romance is a universal human experience. Throw in a triangle and the trifecta’s complete. Love. Jealousy. And loss.
Like many tragic love stories, The Lake is a simple heartfelt tale; told over a series of years. Three children meet over the summer – their families renting nearby cabins along a lake. Little Laura, and twin brothers Jack and Matt; a trio of ten year olds enjoying life and having the time of their young lives. There’s instant chemistry between the boys and Laura. An innocent – but undeniable – spark.
Which blossoms as they reach their teens. Soon, Laura will choose a suitor. But what of the brother left behind? As Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet historically learned, teen romances rarely end well. For the loser OR the victor…
Drama directors, take heed: A sad psalm to love, loss and regret, The Lake may be a simple tale. But it’s got one heck of an emotional punch.
About the writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell-Lister’s website is available at http://brainfluffs.com/. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in Bluecat.
Budget: Relatively low. Three terrific actors (and their child counterparts) are all you need for cast. As for the location? A cabin, woods. And, of course, a lake.
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