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. 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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Scene 1: My Cancer is Fine

Writer: Mouncey Ferguson

Logline: Sam decides to let the audience know how they really feel after being interrupted by an old acquaintance.

 

(TV Drama)


[Sam]: Open age, gender, and ethnicity. The Everyperson archetype. Years of battling cancer have made them honest and tired, but have not taken away their humor. 
 

Scene 2: No One Said Anything About This

Writer: Kelly Boyer

Logline: The haunting extent of chemo is revealed to a daughter and father.

 

(Feature Drama)


[Kelly]: 18-34, Identifies as female, open ethnicity. The Innocent archetype. Full of life even in the face of illness. 


[Dad]: 44-70, identifies as male, open ethnicity. The Caregiver archetype. Struggling with the reality that he cannot protect his child from everything.

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Scene 3: Cancer's A Tough Crowd

Writer: Amy Christine

Logline: Jenny is determined to make her surgeon laugh as they prepare her for her mastectomy.

 

 (Feature Comedy)


[Jenny]: 45-70, Identifies as female, open ethnicity. The Jester archetype. Feels everything so deeply, which is why she needs to laugh.


[Surgeon]: 35-64, open gender, open ethnicity. The Caregiver archetype. After being confronted with pain every day, stoicism is their only way to keep from wallowing in constant grief.
 

Scene 4: Google Hole

Writer: Steph Czajkowski and Colin Friesen

Logline: It's the day Stacey first finds her lump and her husband Cole is trying to keep her from jumping down the Google Hole which everyone admits is a really awful way to  understand your cancer.

 

(TV Comedy)


[Stacey]: 25-44, Identifies as female, open ethnicity. The Creator archetype. Armed with a  dry wit, she’s got a tough exterior that covers an only semi- vulnerable interior.


[Cole]: 25-44, Identifies as male, open ethnicity. The Lover archetype. He talks too much when he’s nervous, has a  pathological need to make people like him.

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Scene 5: At the Bar

Writer: Steph Czajkowski and Colin Friesen

Logline: Cole, having had a blowout with Stacey, is drowning his  sorrows at a Lesbian bar with his gay pal Heather. Cole is already a little drunk, but finally venting his many frustrations with his side of the cancer journey.

 

(TV Comedy)


[Cole]: 25-44, Identifies as male, open ethnicity. The Lover archetype. He talks too much when he’s nervous, has a  pathological need to make people like him.


[Heather]: 25-44, Identifies as female, open ethnicity. The Jester archetype. Fun-loving self assured, brash, funny, loud and proud Lesbian. Ride-or-die friend. 

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Scene 6: Life at All Costs

Writer: Stacy Solodkin

Scene 6: Life at All Costs

Logline: A woman who thought she was cancer-free begins to process the daunting truth that this is no longer the case.

 

(TV Drama)


[Rachel]: Open age, Identifies as female, open ethnicity. The Sage archetype. Resilient even when she doesn't want to be, tries to be as hopeful as she can.
 

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