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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Elizabeth Blue screenplay – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Thanks “Barksid” for the heads up on one more FYC script, this one, a little-known film called ELIZABETH BLUE.

Elizabeth Blue – Undated, unspecified draft script by Vincent Sabella and Alfred D. Huffington – hosted by: Elizabeth Blue Guilds – in pdf format

After being released from a mental hospital, where she was coping with her schizophrenia, Elizabeth is now living in a studio apartment with her fiance, Grant. With the love and support of Grant and the help of her new and determined psychiatrist, Elizabeth is doing her best to navigate through life. Haunted by daily voices, hallucinations, failing medications and her cold and seemingly unsupportive mother, Elizabeth attempts to regain control of her mental stability.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Touché – Short Script Review, Available for Production - posted by Guest Reviewer

Touché (12 pages in pdf format) by David Lambertson

A young man discovers that the only cure for his phobia is vengeance.

Averse to being touched, Nathan lives his life, avoiding people. He manages fine, all before he falls in love. Now, Nathan is looking for a cure. The treatment lies in forgiveness, his doctor tells him. To be cured, Nathan has to find a way to forgive the one who gave him the scare of being touched.

Characters – 1 main, 3 episodical
Location – 4 – trailer park, trailer, church, Burger-King joint, church.

About the writer: David Lambertson is an multi-award-winning writer who can be reached at dlambertson (a) hotmail.com. Check out his screenwriting works on his website. Dave also pisses excellence.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

About the reviewer: Azerbaijani mother and wife, Khamanna Iskandarova has been living in the US for most of her life. She has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

Battle of the Sexes, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri screenplays for your consideration - posted by Don

Fox Searchlight has release three scripts for Award Consideration.

We are at fifteen released (if you are keeping track).

Battle of the Sexes – Undated, unspecified draft script by Simon Beaufoy – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms …

Information courtesy of imdb.com
The Shape of Water – Undated, unspecified draft script by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor (Story by Guillermo del Toro) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Undated, unspecified draft script by Martin McDonagh – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cackle by Michael Kospiah has been filmed - posted by Don

Cackle (13 pages in pdf format) by Michael J Kospiah

A woman and her daughter are awakened by hysterical laughter outside of their rural home. Who would be outside this time of night in the middle of nowhere? And why are they laughing?

The script has been filmed by Jeff Easley and stars Kara Joy Reed and Dan Sowels. There are changes from the original script.

A woman hears laughing in the middle of night…

Jeff is a prolific film maker and has directed several other short scripts including: Like a Moth to the Flame, Writer’s Block, and Coffee Maker from Hell. Check out Jeff’s You Tube Channel, Vimeo Channel, and imdb creds.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Living Nightmare – Short Script Review, Available for Production - posted by Don

Living Nightmare (10 pages in pdf format) by Warren Duncan

A woman with severe Insomnia finally gets some rest, but it comes with horrific consequences.

Two identical twins, Jemma and Cassie, used to be inseparable. One day Jemma leaves without a notice. Everything goes downhill since then. Cassie develops severe insomnia that wouldn’t let go. Her doctor finally finds a cure – now Cassie can fall asleep and see Jemma in her dreams all she wants.

Characters – 2 main, 1 episodical
Location – 3 – 2 houses, doctor’s office

About the Writer: Warren Duncan is a multi produced writer from Australia. He has email and can be reached at Warren_Duncan (a) hotmail.com. He has a website where you can find his screenplays.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Better Times by Steve Miles – Filmed - posted by Don

Better Times (10 pages in pdf format) by Steve Miles has been produced

A desperate young couple are faced with a stark choice in exchange for the promise of a better future.

BETTER TIMES from Better Times on Vimeo.

For those of you who like to see how the sausage is made, check out the VFX breakdown…

BETTER TIMES | VFX Breakdown from Better Times on Vimeo.

Also, check out the production website at BetterTimes2017.com.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Original Script Sunday for November 12, 2017 - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are thirteen scripts for your reading pleasure.

And Forever Red has raised $10,480. Thanks to everyone who donated. I look forward to this getting produced.

– Don

Friday, November 10, 2017

Damn Your Eyes – Short Script Review, Available for Production - posted by Guest Reviewer

Damn Your Eyes (9 pages in pds format) by Steve Miles

A scopophobic recluse finds his quest for answers takes him closer to the truth than he ever expected…

Damn Your Eyes is a quirky tale about Brookes, a young man living under the constant scrutiny of neighbors. Brookes is onto them. He watches them right back. One day he realizes that it’s not about the neighbors watching him, but another unknown force that sees everything and everyone around him.

Characters – 1 main, 2 extras
Location – 1 – house
Prop – telescope

About the writer: Steve Miles is an award-winning writer who can be reached at stevemiles80 (a) yahoo.co.uk. Please check out his wonderful works here: SJMilesScripts.webs.com.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which were produced by independent producers. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna “AT” hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Okja, Mudbound, First They Killed My Father, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) screenplays – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Netflix weighs in with four scripts for award consideration

Okja – Undated, unspecified draft script by Bong Joon Ho and Jon Ronson – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Information courtesy of imdb.com

FTKMF (First They Killed My Father_ – Undated, unspecified draft script by Loung Ung and Angelina Jolie (Based on the book: “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung) – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. … Torn away from her family at a young age, Cambodian Loung Ung stays strong in the face of the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.
Information courtesy of imdb.com

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Baumbach – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
Information courtesy of imdb.com

Mudbound – Undated, unspecified draft script by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan) – hosted by: Netflix – in pdf format

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
Information courtesy of imdb.com

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