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The Cropduster – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite
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The Cropduster

A disgusting prankster finds that growing up can be a bit of a stinker.

Never let it be said that this showcase isn’t high minded. From Science Fiction to poignant drama, Shootin’ the Shorts reviews a lot of scripts that are custom-made for the artsy indie marketplace. Topics torn from the headlines. Hard SF stories that delve into intellectual “what ifs” the likes of which harken back to Asimov. Niven. Genteel comedies that make one think of Mark Twain or other such intellectual greats.

This isn’t one of those scripts.

Because as wonderfully satiric as Mark Twain was… sometimes, you just gotta revert to the fart jokes.

Let’s face it. Fart jokes are funny. When you’re in the right frame of mind, they’re roll on the ground, tears streaming down your face hysterical (unless you’re on the receiving end of one – in which case, it’s just gross and uncalled for.)

The same could be said for The Cropduster. The script’s gross. Uncalled for. And – potentially hysterical in the hands of the right director.

The premise is simple – Jon Kemple is a 20 something corporate loser, who long ago found his calling in life: cropdusting. For the uninitiated, “cropdusting” is the ability to strategically time one’s farts and bomb one’s selective targets so that they don’t know the source of the offense. Just let one fly – and keep on walkin’. Having been practicing the art since high school, Jon’s an expert –terrorizing his colleagues at work on a daily basis. Then, one day, Jon finds himself out of fuel. Unable to “let loose”, Jon goes on a quest to get his pump primed again… Will Jon find his “second wind”? Or will he be outed by the powers that be?

All this and more will be revealed in the pages of Cropduster (open at your own risk.)

Is it juvenile? Yes. But funny…? That too. And after all – isn’t that the only criteria for scripts like these?

About the writer: Our very own James Williams (IMDB credits here.) With both shorts and features to his name, James is perhaps best known for the So Pretty vampire trilogy of shorts – the third installment now in production!

Pages: 9

Budget: Pretty darned low. All that’s needed is an office setting, and a handful of actors. And at least one that can fart on command. (Or equivalent sound effects…)

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

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