Boxing Gloves

"The Art of Taking a Dive"

Bad things often happen in threes. Trip Mann learns this when his wife leaves him, his mother dies, and he loses his job, forcing him to move in with his irascible ex-prizefighter dad and learn how to be a better father, even as he struggles to find a new career and the possibility of new love.

Equal parts serious drama and intelligent, character-driven comedy, "The Art of Taking a Dive" is filled with colorful and quirky main and supporting characters. In the serio-comic tradition of "The Royal Tenenbaums", "Silver Linings Playbook", with a little of the frame-breaking of "Stranger than Fiction" mixed in for good measure, "The Art of Taking a Dive" is an emotionally engaging dramedy filled with flawed yet likable characters who are forced to make tough decisions about tragedies out of their control.


Contest Winner: Filmmatic Screenplay Awards SEASON 4 WINNER.

Quarterfinalist (2): Scriptapalooza, Bluecat Screenplay Competition

As Miranda is extending her hand to shake, her handbag slips off her shoulder. A sketch book falls out, onto the floor.

Trip bends down and picks it up. As he does so, he gets a look at several of the sketches. He stands, holds it up.

Do you mind?

Miranda looks embarrassed but nods.

They're just some rough sketches.

Trip flips the pages. He shakes his head.

No, they're good.

You think so?

It's like they're telling a story.

I'm trying to write a children's book. Trying to.

What's the problem?

I'm not much of a writer.

How hard can it be? It's just a children's book, after all.

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