Page 1 Script Analysis For ‘Take Back’ with Screenwriter Zach Zerries

Film Courage: Zach you’ve been generous to send your script for TAKE BACK.

Zach Zerries, Screenwriter/Author: My pleasure.

Film Courage: We’d love to do a page 1 analysis. For page 1 of TAKE BACK can you talk about the world you were trying to create?

Zach: Absolutely. This was basically again we go back to that opening image and really wanting to get a grasp of what this film is about right off the bat essentially hitting the audience in the head so they know what kind of film this is going to be. We’re in the dark, in a van, we’re not sure where. We are not sure with who. But we can guess pretty quickly that it’s a young woman and she’s…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).






Zach Zerries is a screenwriter and author. His latest screenplay TAKE BACK has been filmed during 2020 and is set for a 2021 release. The movie stars Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White, Gillian White, James Russo and many more.


Related videos:

Mistakes That Screenwriters Make On Page 1 — Shannan E. Johnson

What Screenwriters Get Wrong On Page 1

What Must Happen In The First 10 Pages Of Every Screenplay by Michael Hauge & Mark W. Travis


Advertisement – contains affiliate links 

(As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)



This is the third feature from Writer/Director Scott Dunn and Producer Gina Gomez Dunn. They successfully raised funds for the sequel via Kickstarter and managed to complete production only 2 days before all film productions shut down due to the pandemic. Because of the lockdowns, Scott Dunn had to tackle post-production by himself (editing, color correction, effects, and sound) and release the flick in time for the holidays.