Shawshank: A Scene of Hope

So I'm trying something a little different tonight. I'm about halfway through a new feature script, about to start a spec short for the brilliant Mike McLaughlin, director of my short film "Sleepless," and felt like I was getting into a rut...

I needed hope. I needed some Johnny Cash and the Shawshank Redemption. I listened to Walk the Line and then remembered that I had written a script at VFS supposing that Shawshank needed another scene. The assignment? Hope and nothing but. I dug up the scene and that is posted below in the *hope* that inspiration springs eternal.

A disclaimer here that these pages are now four years old and that I was not really a co-writer on probably the best movie of the '90s.

Shaw Shank