Jumping Ship



Brett Walpole


Discharged from the army on psychiatric grounds Ryan takes the narrow boat left to him by a friend on a search for inner peace.  Encountering Charlie, a young hippy woman who is herself quite literally jumping ship, Ryan’s quest is in equal measures both heightened and confused. If love between them is to flourish he must come to terms with his demons and furthermore accept the help Charlie is able to offer, however curious in nature.

Written in collaboration with Steve Martin

Status : Sixth draft complete

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