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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Original Script Sunday for November 30th - posted by Don

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

– Don

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Locke screenplay – for your consideration - posted by Don

Locke – February 21, 2013 shooting draft script by Steven Knight – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

Leaving the construction site on the eve of a major project, construction manager Ivan Locke receives news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further from the life he once knew. Making the decision that he has to make, he then calls his wife, his sons, his co-workers and boss telling them the secret that he is bearing and trying to keep his job and family intact. But even more importantly, he will have to face himself and the choices he has made.

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Congratulations to Rod Thompson – several times over! - posted by wonkavite

It’s not every day that STS is able to announce not one… but several options for one of our writers in a single post. But happily – this is one of those days.

Both Friendly and Give Me Shelter have now been officially optioned! Oh – and then there’s A Memory in Winter. Shooting’s now wrapped on that one – we’ll keep you apprised re: trailers.

Wanna get in on the fun? There’s still a few Thompson scripts left to grab.

Hunger of Pride – At the height of the American Revolution, two generals share dinner in a bid for peace.

Home Field – Two brothers play an innocent game of baseball – unaware that life as they know it is about to end…

Not to mention his horror magnum opus feature…

O’Beast – A chubby teen is nearly killed in a bullying incident… imbued with supernatural powers, her fat terrorizes the town for revenge.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Calvary screenplay – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

Calvary – undated, unspecified draft script by John Michael McDonagh – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

Father James is a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessionals suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time as a matter of principle. Deeply troubled and conflicted about how to respond, Father James tries to go on with his calling through that week. However, that proves impossible as he is confronted with a troubling variety of spiritual challenges from both his estranged daughter and his own parishioners. In those dispiriting struggles, Father James’ life begins to fall apart as time runs out towards a confrontation that seems to crystallize his values and what he wants his life to be.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wild screenplay – For your consideration - posted by Don

Wild – September 30, 2013 blue revised draft script by Nick Hornby – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

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Last Date – Short Script Review (Optioned!) - posted by wonkavite

Last Date

A man and woman meet for a last date – both of them by proxy….

Ah, life’s endless agonies. Childbirth. Root canals. Ending a relationship. Because when it’s time to say “I want out”, does anyone really want to be there? Not the one being dumped. Humiliating. And the dumpee? Awwwwkkkkwardd….

We’ve all been there and done that, on both sides of the equation. And once you’ve been through the wringer several times, you don’t want to experience it again.

But what other choice does one have? Put a happy face on a ruinous relationship, sing “fifty ways to leave your lover” with harmony, or…

Pay someone ELSE to end it.

And in an opportunistic society, that scenario’s not out of the question. Because when money’s involved, there will always be someone to do your bidding. Even if the task is crushing the soul of a soured sweetheart.

But what happens when mercenaries collide?

That’s the scenario of Last Date. A chance encounter at a bar; not between ex-lovers ending a doomed relationship – but between two paid stand-ins. Meeting on behalf of “Bonnie” and “Will”, Matt and Emily are experienced masters at their jilting craft. Having researched the relationship’s history, Matt and Emily know just what to say… Everything from “It’s not you, it’s me”, to “I know about that office affair.” On behalf of their clients, Matt and Emily face off across the table – for confrontations and drinks. Both are consummate professionals… But can these actors truly separate themselves from the play?

Dryly humorous – and deceptively simple – Last Date is the perfect match for directors who groove on social commentary. A script that skewers society on multiple levels: the eternal battle between men and women… and a modern world where anything can be bought or sold. Including the pain of a Last Date.

About the writer: Richard Russell lives in North Carolina where he plays golf and writes.  He has been writing since college when his short stories appeared in the university literary magazine.  He loves writing screenplays, and THE CALL, written with his partner, Felice Bassuk, is one of their best.  They have written an award-winning feature, THE KOI KEEPER, which they hope to see on the screen in the not too distant future.  Richard has a trove of shorts and feature length screenplays and continues to add to the inventory.  Writing remains the sole source of sanity in Richard’s chaotic world.

Pages: 9

Budget: Very low budget. All that’s needed is a single diner or bar – and a few actors with good comedic timing.

About the reviewer: Michael O’Farrell is a mathematician who worked on the Space Shuttle Program and now writes fiction.





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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

The Grand Budapest Hotel – undated, unspecified draft script by Wes Anderson (story by Wes Anderson and Gugo guinness) – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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Congratulations to Pete Barry – Restraint Optioned! - posted by wonkavite

Congratulations to Pete Barry – his soon-to-be classic horror short Restraint has been optioned. (Honestly, that’s no surprise…!) Fortunately for our indie producers and directors out there, Pete does have more scripts in his war chest – for instance these two polished gems:

Conference Call (horror/comedy) – Jeremy’s management team had better resolve the problem fast – before it resolves them.

 Cheater (drama) – Two high school students confront each other – and their respective issues – during a history exam.

So get out and read ‘em… before they’re gone!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Original Script Sunday for November 23rd - posted by Don

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

– Don

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