Mac & Beth ~ (hurly-burly)

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Aaron D McClelland

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Duncan is a meth king in the southwest desert. His fife a trailer park, his castle a honky-tonk. The Grim Sisters foretell the coming together of Duncan’s fiercest warrior Mac, and Duncan’s niece Bethany and from that coupling the wheels of fate begin to turn, greased with greed, murder, and madness



Short Summary

Foretold by trailer park fortune tellers and narrated by Banks - Mac's closest friend - a battle is lost and won and Mac and Bethany come together in storm. Fate and tragedy are inexorable ...

The Grim Sister's prophesies come true; Banks is murdered (yet continues to tell the tale); Bethany's child dies within her womb; the forest comes to the desert; and Mac dies at the hand of 'one not born on this earth'.


Southwest USA, desert

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Banks

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Educated,Honorable,Selfless,Skillful,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Mac

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Criminal,Greedy,Heroic,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Uneducated,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bethany

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Engaging,Greedy,Insecure,Villainous,Narcisstic,Uneducated,Sexy,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Secretive,Seductive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Duncan

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Skillful

Development Pitch

Mac & Beth is the contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy ‘Macbeth’, relocated to the southwest desert of America. Narrated by Banks, the money launderer for Duncan's drug empire, centred around a trailer park and Duncan’s honky-tonk, the Laird of McCullough. The Grim Sisters, trailer park fortune tellers, see the coming together of Mac and Bethany, the catalyst for the tragedy that is about to unfold. As the two lovers become enraptured by their fortunes they fail to see the hidden pitfalls within each. Mac is told he will rise once Duncan is gone and that he cannot die at the hand ‘of anyone born on this earth’ and will reign ‘until the north woods come to the desert’. Bethany learns she will be Mac’s queen and will rise with him and carry his child. But everything has a cost and nothing is what it seems. Greed and lust drive the characters recklessly toward their inexorable fates once the prophesies begin to come to their twisted resolution. Even Banks does not see his own murder in his fortune and continues his narration from the grave, haunting Mac during his downfall. And Mac’s hitman Razor will leave you looking over your shoulder as you leave the theatre. Mac & Beth is a solid property for a motion picture, filled with deceptive foreshadowing, haunting mysticism and a blossoming madness, shot against a backdrop of a supernatural desert. No expensive custom sets to build, just southwest towns and deserts.

About The Author

Born and raised in East Vancouver, Aaron D McClelland is intimately familiar with the wrong side of the streets and alleys where the Gangster series took root. Aaron now lives in a sleepy little town in the Okanagan region of British Columbia where tourists come to die.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Southwest desert

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available