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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Getting to Know You – Short Script Review (Optioned!) - posted by wonkavite

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Getting to Know You

A man and a women meet by chance and quickly find out they have a lot in common. Perhaps TOO much in common…

A couple meets-cute outside a Starbucks wanna-be.  Venturing inside for a chat and a brew, they quickly discover they’ve a lot in common; sharing the same taste in music, films, books – even ordering the same concoction for their Venti cups.  Is it a match made in heaven – or something far more sinister?

That’s the premise of Getting to Know You.  Simple, but this script packs a whole lotta character into 5 slim pages.  The settings on this are minimal, which is always a plus in the indie world. (Who doesn’t have access to a coffee shop for a shoot? If you’re a director and you don’t… well, then, double dumb-ass shame on you.)  What’s most striking is the degree of depth that writer Marnie Mitchell Lister manages to give her characters and dialogue.  (One example: “I guess I could sit for a minute. I’ve never met an enigma before.”) By page one, you’ll crack a smile.  And the pluses keep on coming.  Solid writing. Two main characters. Limited location, with a satisfactory ending? What’s there not to love?

If you’re a director in search of drama with a touch of suspense, you’d better crack this one open quick.  ‘Cause it’s not likely to be on the market long…

About the writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell-Lister’s website is available at http://brainfluffs.com/. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in Bluecat.

Pages: 5

Budget: Very low. Two characters, and a few settings – with the café being prominent.  You’ll need one special location.  But you’ll have to read the script to find that out.

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5 Comments so far

1.

Tasha Ferguson
May 1st, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Omg this would be a great!!!!! Movie. Great job.

2.

Michael
May 2nd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

This is a brilliant high concept. Shot the right way with a perfectly cast Simon, this will push audiences right to the edge of their seat only to leave them there wanting more!

3.

Val Bass
May 5th, 2014 at 12:01 am

Damn. That was really…really good. Makes me want to cut all my scripts back to 5 pages! Kudos.

4.

namratbasra
November 4th, 2015 at 3:26 am

crisp, short, and up to the point. great story, love the ending.

5.

KP Mackie
November 4th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Love the change of direction.
Can envision this entire story, escalating slowly and deliberately until…
Quick read. Well done! 🙂

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