Cast Away Cancer Scenes

All Cast Away Cancer scenes were written by people who have directly been affected by cancer and are sharing their stories with you. This year, scenes were sourced from you, our Castability community! 

 

Please submit to as many characters as you connect to regardless of age or gender, consider this a unique exercise in empathy.

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Dropping the Bomb

Writer: Jess McCawley

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

LOGLINE: When two coworkers play "Never Have I Ever," one is forced to reveal their past cancer battle.

CHARACTER 1: QUINN

ARCHETYPE 1: The Hero

CHARACTER 2: PARKER

ARCHETYPE 2: The Lover

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: Obvious Child

Go Ahead, touch them! 

Writer: Holly Sidell

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

LOGLINE:  A woman considers getting intimate for the first time since her mastectomy.

CHARACTER 1: HOLLY

CHARACTER 2: MAX (genuine, loving) 

ARCHETYPE 1: The Everyperson 

ARCHTYPE 2: The Innocent 

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: The Big Sick

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Pinky Swear

Writer: Tatiana Juarez 
Assisted by: Thomas Ireton

GENRE: Feature, Drama 

LOGLINE: On her father’s birthday, Isabella reveals a surprise that will change their lives forever. 

CHARACTER 1: ISABELLA (18-30s, female, attentive)

ARCHETYPE 1: Explorer

CHARACTER 2: MATEO 

ARCHETYPE 2: Caregiver

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: My Sister’s Keeper 

She-ra's Miracle

Writer: Makayla McIntosh

Assisted by: Jen O'Malley

GENRE: Feature, Drama

LOGLINE: . A woman learns how a personal tragedy ended up saving her life 

CHARACTER 1: MARISA (all ages/ F)

ARCHETYPE 1: The Hero

CHARACTER 2: DR. LEE 

ARCHETYPE 2: The Caregiver

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: Where the Crawdads Sing 

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Twenty Years

Writer: Steven Young

GENRE: Feature Dramedy 

LOGLINE: A son/daughter  visits the grave of their mother who died of Cancer.

CHARACTER: ALEX

ARCHETYPE: The Everyperson

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: The King of Staten Island

Free Fallin'

Writer: Kendal Evans
Assisted by: Thomas Ireton

GENRE: Movie, Drama

LOGLINE: An innocent outing with a friend allows Karly to open up about her family.

CHARACTER 1: KARLY (18-30s, female) 

ARCHETYPE 1: Caregiver

CHARACTER 2 : SARINA 

ARCHETYPE 2: The Everyperson

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: The Fault In Our Stars 




 

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First Date 

Writer: Deborah Puette

LOGLINE: A parent feels connected enough on a first date to tell a story they rarely share.

GENRE: TV ½ hr comedy

CHARCTER: PARENT (Any gender, Any age)

ARCHETYPE: The Caregiver

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: Easy

The Donor

Writer: Chad Micheal Brown
Assisted by: Jen O'Malley

GENRE: TV hour, Drama

LOGLINE: A cancer patient receives shocking news.

CHARACTER 1: CHAD (all ages/all genders, cancer patient)

CHARACTER 2: DR. BROWN (all ages/genders) 

ARCHETYPE 1: The Hero

ARCHETYPE 2: The Caregiver

TONALLY INSPIRED BY: Grey’s Anatomy

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