I wrote this as a screenplay many years ago while in grad school. My studies were stressful and writing became an outlet. It began with a question: what would a father do if a powerful figure beyond his reach, even beyond the reach of justice, assaulted his daughter. I pondered it for weeks until the entire story came to me while riding on a city bus.
At that time I wasn’t married, and I didn’t have any children. I do have a daughter now, and I would feel the same as the father character in this story. I understood the drive before I experienced being a father.
The story mostly takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed here for a summer when I was a college student. I tried to be as accurate as possible but took liberties in how I describe the layout of the city during a couple of action sequences.