Havenwood by Jai Brandon
WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest – Winner
HAVENWOOD is a horror with supernatural elements in the vein of THE CONJURING, POLTERGEIST, and THE SHINING. A fresh take on the haunted house genre, it takes a topical look at domestic abuse—and how for some people, home is hell.
Ever since an act of heroism ended her boxing career and left her crippled, Heather Liddell has struggled to be the pillar of strength her kids need in the face of her abusive boyfriend, Billy. But on the night that Billy threatens her son, she finally reaches breaking point.
Heather takes the kids and flees, finding shelter at a house recently purchased at auction by a wealthy friend. She thinks she’s found safety, but when a dead woman comes knocking at the door, Heather starts to realize there’s a demonic presence in her new home.
And to make matters worse, a furious Billy has set out to find Heather and the kids, and he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
A supernatural evil lurks within the house. Human evil is bearing down on her. Both want something from Heather, and both will kill for it. To protect her children and overcome these devils, Heather will need to find the strength she left behind in the ring. Because…
You Can’t Outrun Evil.
About Jai Brandon
Jai Brandon is an actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker living in NYC. As a screenwriter, he has placed in numerous contests and secured representation from 3 Arts Entertainment after a thriller of his placed in the top 10 of a well-known competition.
Although Jai has since moved on from that manager, he looks forward to sharing his stories and connecting with other like-minded industry folks.
Jai has also produced a couple of short films, on the latest of which he also served as the director, editor, and lead actor.
When he’s not busy acting or writing films, Jai enjoys watching television and movies, listening to music, and getting his heart broken by the Buffalo Bills.