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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Win/Lose – Short Script Review (Optioned!) - posted by wonkavite

Win/Lose

A heavy weight boxer is jilted on the eve of his big fight

What is it about Film Noir that’s just so damned… appealing? The brooding sexiness. The grit. The rich visuals in every frame. A tragic, complex sense of life that always jumps right off the page. At least, when it’s written by Matias Caruso – the Grand Prize Winner of Page Awards 2014!

His latest short, Win/Lose finds Matias at the top of his game. You’re thrown into the ring on the very first page – a brutal match between two boxers: Marcel and Wade. From the first, it’s obvious who’s losing. Marcel takes a hit, and goes down hard. Blood spraying everywhere. As he falls, we hear Justine’s voiceover. She’s a woman who’s has had her fill of a long relationship, and is packing her bags to go elsewhere. She’s dumping her ex via voicemail – insult on top of injury. (Though it’s unclear which blow is worse.) As the message unfurls, the referee’s countdown begins, heading toward…. The ultimate failure a man can experience. Far more devasting than losing a physical fight.

A textbook case of how it’s done, Win/Lose is brutally streamlined. Smoothly written – and woven together with perfect symmetry. Dramatic directors (with experience) take note. This is one script that deserves to be translated exactly, beat for beat. In all its perfect detail.

About the writer: Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Page Awards, Matias Caruso is most often found at MoviePoet. His IMDB credits are available here. He can be reached directly at matiascaruso32 “AT” gmail

Pages: 6

Budget: Moderate. You’ll need access to a boxing ring (or a set), and physically effective actors. Don’t skimp on the cinematography for this one. You’ll want to render this one perfectly.

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

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2 Comments so far

1.

Anthony Cawood
December 31st, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Loved this, really evocative, saw the twist coming but it still delivered really well, top job!

Is the Page winning script available to read? (and congrats of course, great achievement.)

Anthony

2.

KP Mackie
December 31st, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Very impressive.
As a fan of film noir, I should have seen the twist coming, but didn’t. All the more entertaining… 🙂

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