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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Origin of Fear – Short Script Review – Available for Production - posted by Don

The Origin of Fear (12 pages in pdf format) by Mark Renshaw

A university student working on a thesis about fear, stumbles across a technique for identifying dangerous individuals. Her latest experiment takes a lethal twist when it becomes apparent her work is gaining the wrong type of attention.

Leona decides to approach her phobia in a different way. She wants the subject of fear to be her thesis at the university. One by one, she interviews students in an attempt to understand what they are afraid of at a given point of their lives. All goes well until she stumbles upon Imogen.

Production: Characters – 2 main, 2 episodical, 2 extras; Location – 1 café; Effects – make-up and prosthesis.

About the Writer: Mark Renshaw can be reached through his website at Mark-Renshaw.com. An award-winning producer and director, his last project earned ‘Best Sci-Fi’ at the Top Shorts and Festigious film festivals.


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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok screenplay – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Disney has release Thor! Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok – Undated, unspecified draft script by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost – hosted by: Disney – in pdf format

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Thanks Barksid for being several steps ahead of me. Check out all FYC scripts.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird and The Florida Project screenplays – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

A24 has unleashed three scripts, two of which have been highly anticipated.

The Disaster Artist – Undated, unspecified draft script by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (Based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell) – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Lady Bird – Undated, unspecified draft script by Greta Gerwig – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

Christina “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. 

Information courtesy of imdb.com
The Florida Project – July 31, 2016 final production draft script by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Find these and more on the Scripts Studios are posting for your consideration.

Orginial Script Sunday (has come on a Monday) for December 11th - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty seven original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Friday, December 8, 2017

Victoria & Abdul and Darkest Hour screenplays For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Focus Features releases two more…

Victoria & Abdul – Undated, final shooting draft script by Lee Hall (Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Zshrabani Basu) – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Darkest Hour – Undated, final shooting draft script by Anthony McCarten – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Thanks Barksid for the heads up. Find more on the Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration page.

Downsizing screenplay – For your consideration - posted by Don

Paramount has come out with with…

Downsizing – Undated, unspecified draft script by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor – hosted by: Paramount – in pdf format

“Downsizing” follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Thanks Janet and Barksid for the H.U.. Find it and more on the Scripts Studios are posting for Award Consideration

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Daddy – Short Script Review - posted by Steve Miles

Daddy by Marty Chartrand

An assassin’s last act is to prove to his daughter and wife that he is not a bad man.


     A RED DOT
     Dances upon a MAN’S forehead until THUMP. The man’s head rips backwards.

            Annie (V.O.)
I’m sorry that when you woke up, we
were gone. You must have been so
scared.

     From out of the darkness rushes, TYLER.

This is where we meet Tyler, a hard bitten killer on the opening gambit of his latest job.

We follow Tyler as he dispenses judgment with a grace and skill honed by the years; working his way to the top of the dirtbag food chain goon by goon. It isn’t about the money – not this time. That was the old Tyler. This is a killer searching for change. The odds are against him, but Tyler finds strength in the words of his young daughter, Annie, as her innocence guides him to a reward far greater than he’s ever known: redemption.

Marty Chartrand’s Daddy shines light into the dark soul of a hired gun struggling to make his peace through one last selfless act. It’s not for a first-timer, but for a filmmaker looking to push their craft this 7 page thrill ride gives you the opportunity to craft a fast-paced action piece underpinned by the most emotive of bonds: a father’s love for his daughter.

About the Writer: “My life began with a FADE IN and it will surely end with a FADE OUT. What’s written in between is what I make out of it. As a lifelong lover of movies, it was only natural that someday I would want to create some of my own. These are my stories …”

Marty Chartrand can be reached at martyc1028 (a) yahoo.com

Read Daddy (7 pages in pdf format)

Find more scripts available for production

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: Steve Miles started writing scripts around five years ago after realizing that his social life was vastly overrated. He enjoys writing in a variety of genres but leans toward raw, grittier characters and the worlds they inhabit – from the deadly serious to the darkly comic. Drinks coffee, owns an unhealthy amount of plaid and uses a calculator for the most basic of sums. Check out more of his work at sjmilesscripts.webs.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sony classics script dump – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Sony Classics

…put up, took down and then put up again several scripts. At this point in time, eight scripts added. A Fantastic Woman, Brigsby Bear, Happy End, Loveless, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, Maudie, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, and Novitiate.

They can all be found on the Scripts Studios are posting for Award Consideration page.

We are at 31* (TSoW is still down).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Eisoptorophobia – Short Script Review (available for production) - posted by Don

Eisoptrophobia (7 pages in pdf format) by Huidong Lu

A man tries to face his greatest fear. His own reflection.

Jack can’t look at his reflection in a mirror as he believes his reflection has the life of its own. Once, his friend Sam leaves Jack alone in a public restroom. Jack has to face his fear as he needs to go past the dreaded mirror.

Production: Characters – 2; Location – 1 – restaurant

Huidong Lu is a talented writer who can be reached at: huidonglu (a) yahoo.ca


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

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