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Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Mighty Fire – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - post author wonkavite

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A Mighty Fire

A blues-man seeks a legendary recording that may be nothing more than old rumors…or it might just be real.

When it comes to serving up memorable horror with unique characters and fresh concepts that haven’t been done to genre-death, it’s hard to beat Robert Newcomer.  Showcased previously at STS, “Bert” (as he’s affectionately known when we’re feeling cheeky) is also writer of Someplace Nice and Dark, a creepy little riff involving a delivery boy, a trailer, and an old man afraid of his own shadow.

In Mighty Fire, the setting is more exotic: a beat up old record shop in New Orleans.  Not the tourist section. The Seventh Ward.  Young blues wanna Jean Juneau arrives on the shop’s porch seeking the last record of blues legend Robert Johnson (rumored to have been recorded while Johnson was dying from a bad case of poison and a woman scorned.)  Known as Mighty Fire, the record is said to be the ultimate blues experience: agony and ecstasy all rolled into one.

Jean pawns his guitar and gets the recording.  Has he made the deal of a lifetime? Or a contract with the Devil himself?  Crack this script open, and find out!

About the writer:  Robert Newcomer recently received his first IMDB credit for another short, Them That’s Dead.  An intelligent writer, he has several other shorts and a horror feature length available for consideration. (IMDB credits listed here.)

Pages: 14

Budget: Moderate.  There are a handful of characters and settings: the record shop, a bar, and a room.  There may be some FX expense incurred to make sure one gets the atmosphere right. But for scripts like this, it’s worth the price.

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Station – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - post author wonkavite

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The Station

A soldier and his dog face the ultimate test in loyalty.

What can one say about The Station? This one, admittedly, has a mix of influences.  A bit of classic Twilight Zone, a touch of Dante’s Inferno… and even a touch of political relevancy torn from Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The story is simple – Captain Daniels has just returned from a tour in the Middle East. By his side is his faithful companion Virgil… a German Shepherd who has seen his share of combat as well.  They’ve arrived to catch the train home.  Or is this just the beginning of their travels?

Given the story, this is one script that you have to read – to try to explain gives too much away.  It’s a sweet tale, and one that deserves to make it’s way to the screen.  Warning:  dog lovers may get misty eyed.

About the writer: A prolific writer, Kevin Lenihan has a number of short and feature length scripts in his roster… and is always looking for the next great story and idea.

Pages: 12

Budget: Not for a newbie.  To do this right requires at least stock footage of a train,  some combat desert scenes…  and a photogenic German Shepherd. But for a director with a few quality produced shorts under their belt, this could be the perfect (train) ticket…

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!

FOR YET MORE SCRIPTS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION:

PLEASE SEARCH SIMPLYSCRIPTS.COM

OR THE BLOG VERSION OF STS HERE.

All screenplays are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. The screenplays may not be used without the expressed written permission of the author.

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Scripts of the October 2015 One Week Challenge - post author Don

Scripts of The October ’15 One Week Challenge are live on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Topic: Classic Horror Monsters with a modern twist
Genre: Horror
Limitations: Low budget. Present Day. One good makeup effect.

Check ’em out on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Old Time Radio Script Saturday - post author Don

The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy: The Bum – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Eternal Light: The Light in Darkness – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Before becoming Helen Keller’s “Miracle Worker,” Anne Sullivan spends her childhood in a Massachusetts poorhouse surrounded by the mentally ill. A biographical sketch from a public service series that tried to promote religious tolerance with what the New York Times called “fine and sensitive dramas which stand very much on their own merit as radio plays.”

Information courtesy of Microphone Plays


The Columbia Workshop: Air Raid – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Archibald MacLeish’s poetic dramatization of the threat of an air raid on a small town. Premiering a few nights before the Mercury Theatre’s “War of the Worlds,” this play is cited by John Houseman as an influence on that famous broadcast.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Arch Oboler’s Plays: Another World (aka Alter Ego) – transcript- from: Generic Radio

A frequently-revived “Lights Out” thriller about a woman with an evil alter ego driving her into madness.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Calling All Cars: The Execution Of John Dillinger – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Broadcast three days after the gangster’s death, this is a not-entirely-accurate dramatization of Dillinger’s criminal career.

 

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Friday, October 23, 2015

Pawn Sacrifice and I’ll See You In My Dreams screenplays for your consideration - post author Don

A couple more from Bleecker Street Media .

Pawn Sacrifice – Undated, Unspecified draft script by Steven Knight (Story by Stephen J Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Steven Knight) – hosted by: Bleecker Street Media – in pdf format

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

I’ll See You In My Dreams – March 16, 2014 pink revised draft script by Brett Haley & Marc Basch – hosted by: Bleecker Street Media – in pdf format

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends , Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Check out these and more on the Scripts Studios are post for Award Consideration.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Danny Collins and Trumbo screenplays for your consideration - post author Don

Bleecker Street Media has thrown a hat into the right with:

Check out these and more on the Scripts Studios are post for Award Consideration.

Danny Collins – August 1, 2013 Cherry Revised draft script by Dan Fogelman – hosted by: Bleecker Street Media – in pdf format

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Trumbo (iBook and Kindle formats) – Unspecified “Published” Draft script by John McNamara (based on the biography by Bruce Cook) – hosted by: Bleecker Street Media – in pdf format

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Deep Star Six (written Deep 6) screenplay - post author Don

Deep 6 – February 8, 1988 second draft (blue) script by Lewis Abernathy & Geof Miller – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Original Script Sunday for October 18th - post author Don

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

Script submissions are closed until November. In the meantime, try your hand at the October One Week Challenge.

– Don

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Old Time Radio Saturday - post author Don

Four Star Playhouse: The Incredible Annalee – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Screwball romantic comedy about a wacky ambitious actress and her cynical Hollywood press agent.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Black Ace: Episode 67 – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Who is the Black Ace? A hooded vigilante from Detroit who flies a rocket-powered super-plane while pursuing wrongdoers! From the producer of the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Roy Rogers: Missing Atomic Scientist – transcript- from: Generic Radio

The singing cowboy star gets slightly radioactive in this 1950s mystery.

 

 

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Lux Radio Theatre: Jane Eyre – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Jane Eyre takes a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall where her brooding master, Edward Rochester, harbors a dark secret. Says he, “Miss Eyre, I am a battleground where nature and circumstance tear at each other’s throat. Nature intends me to be a good man. Circumstance decrees otherwise.”

Information courtesy of Microphone Plays


Lights Out: Mother In Law (Knock at the Door) – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Suicidal Ella recounts her unholy plot to murder her mother-in-law.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


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