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THE ILLUSTRATOR

THE ILLUSTRATOR
By Barry A.A. Dillinger

GENRE: Horror
LOGLINE:

Nick is a highly underrated artist who is hired by a big publisher to illustrate the newest horror novel by a best-selling author, but he begins to believe the work has sinister underpinnings as he can no longer tell the difference between what is real and what is fiction.

SYNOPSIS:

Nick is an artist of superb ability and he has been convinced by his best friend, Adam, to illustrate the latter's new book. The duo schedules a meeting with a publisher who has seen specs from the pair, but on the day of the meeting, Adam's a no-show. In the hopes to save the situation, Nick attends the meeting anyway. The publisher informs him that they are not impressed with Adam's project, but that they are very interested in Nick's art. Making him an offer to illustrate a brand new novel by best-selling author Jared Covey, Nick hesitantly agrees.

Nick and Adam have a bit of a falling out, but the latter eventually comes to accept his failings. In the meantime, Nick begins reading "The Night of Chills" which, he readily admits, is not particularly well-written. However, this does not seem to halt the growing sense of dread that he begins to experience as every day goes by while immersing himself in this manuscript. In fact, it becomes so terrifying that he cannot seem to tell the difference between fiction and reality.

Will he complete the illustrations for the novel? Or will the novel kill him first?

Script attached. Feel free to comment on the work.

THE ILLUSTRATOR

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Rob Dunphy

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Barry A.A. Dillinger

Thanks, Mr. Dunphy for your kind rating!

Caroline Rovello

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Barry A.A. Dillinger

Thank you, Caroline!

Chaun Lee

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Barry A.A. Dillinger

Thanks, Chantel!

Nathaniel Baker

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Nathaniel Baker

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barry A.A. Dillinger

Thanks so much, Nathaniel! I'm actually working on this script right now, trying to complete it within the next month or so. It's the very last incomplete script that I'm working on, so hopefully, I'll be starting with fresh screenplays after this. Again, thanks so much!

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