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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

11:07 by Mark Moore – Filmed! - posted by Don

11:07 (9 pages, pdf format) by Mark Moore (irish eyes)

As decades pass, a couple’s routine withers.

(Short, Drama)

11:07 from 7Wolves Studio. on Vimeo.

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Brain – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by David M Troop

BRAIN

Blackmailed by the country that gave him shelter, a kind-hearted young doctor is forced to assist in dehumanizing dementia experiments.

As I read the new short Brain, I was reminded of one of my favorite films – The Elephant Man.  Both can arguably be labeled monster movies.

But yet they are much, much more.

While each features a hideously deformed creature as their main character, the true story lies beneath the skin; far inside the core of the body… ultimately, within the human soul.

Brain opens, as most classic monster movies do, in an old mansion.  One which includes a laboratory.  And a mad scientist.  Last on the checklist? A human experiment named, appropriately, Adam. Held captive by the evil Dr. Cornelius, Adam has suffered countless surgeries in the name of science – questionable efforts which have left his face an unrecognizable, bloody pulp.  Although visually Adam is an appalling beast, there remains a man beneath the disfigurement – one longing to regain his humanity and dignity.

But Adam is not Cornelius’ only victim.  Tahir – a brilliant surgeon himself – is also being held captive, forced to perform the gruesome surgeries on Adam in hopes of one day regaining his freedom.  Over time, Tahir and Adam form a special bond.  It’s a friendship between doctor and patient: two prisoners awaiting the perfect moment to escape.

One early Spring morning, Tahir notices the snow is melting.  He shares this information with Adam.  They sit together in their cells, realizing the time to act is near.

Which is when Cornelius summons Tahir to his office, ordering the hapless surgeon to perform experimental brain surgery on Adam in the morning. As Tahir watches a film of the procedure, he realizes his friend may not survive.  It’s a four mile trek through the woods to the next village – but Tahir realizes: the time to escape has come.

Written by Alex Brauck, Brain is a classic throwback to monster movies like Frankenstein, The Wolfman, and – of course – The Elephant Man. What it can become cinematically is precious: an opportunity to see past the horrific outward appearance of the monsters, into their human souls.. and find that priceless fragment of ourselves.

Pages: 8

Budget:  Moderate.  There will be some makeup effects needed.  Along with a laboratory set and some brain paraphernalia. Which is more than worth the effort.

About the Author, Alex Brauck: Here in Germany, I currently pitch feature plays to my home markets. Some pretty successful producers recently showed interest, so I hope to make the next steps in the near future. Moreover, there’s a SF project in English I work on for two years now, called “Last Society”. Also, I plan a rewrite of my series pilot “The Killing Lottery” in 2016. As in “Brain“, my scripts tend to have a socio-critical angle. I hope you enjoy that feature. Last but not least I like to thank Jeff Bush and others who helped to improve this script considerably. To reach out to Alex, please email him at Xander-Brauck “AT” t-online.de!

About the Guest Reviewer: David M Troop resumed writing in 2011 after a twenty-five year hiatus.  Since then, he has written about 50 short scripts, two of which have been produced.   Dave would like to make it three.  He is a regular, award-winning contributor to MoviePoet.com.  Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 “AT” gmail.com.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Doll – Filmed! - posted by Don

The Doll (4 pages, pdf format) by Chris Shamburger (Sham) has been filmed.

Some presents don’t like to be wrapped.

(Short, Horror)


'The Doll' Short Film from Atomic Feist Productions on Vimeo.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Steve Jobs by Aaron Sorkin – Golden Globe Winner for Best Screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks cultofmac.com for the heads up on this script up for Award Consideration.

Steve Jobs – March 19, 2015 shooting script script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the book by Zwalter Isaacson) – hosted by: Universal – in pdf format

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Original Script Sunday for January 10, 2016 - posted by Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are thirty five original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Over the Lump – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Over The Lump

Objects in the mind’s mirror may appear larger than they are.

Not every script has to make a moral statement, or be over the top splashy.  Some dramas simply aim to provide their reader/audience with a slice of life…  a little peek into a character’s world and situation.  And when done right, that can be a fun and enjoyable ride by itself.

Over the Lump is one of those scripts – opening up on our protagonist Craig Bahl in the shower. While lathering up, Craig discovers, well, an anomaly in his nether regions; a bump that never used to be there.  Craig attempts to show it to his wife, but finds the situation awkward.  Running into a medical student at work, Craig works up the courage to flash the guy (in the men’s bathroom of course. Perverts!).  The kid’s assessment starts a chain reaction of doctor’s visits.  What will the diagnosis be?  Will Craig’s world right itself? Or is this the start of something far more grave?

Scripts about medical issues can be very serious stuff.  Over the Lump treads the line well… dealing with its subject with respect, while retaining a gentle humorous tone.  If you’re looking for a straight dramatic piece, this is one short you should open up.

About the writer: Rick Hansberry has written/produced several short films, including the SAG Foundation award-winning “Branches.” His first feature is set to be released in the summer of 2014. Trailer available here .  He teaches screenwriting seminars and workshops in the Central Pennsylvania area and is presently available for hire for new story ideas, rewrites and adaptations. He can be reached at djrickhansberry – AT – msn, (cell phone 717-682-8618) and IMDB credits available here.

Pages: 5

Budget: Pretty low.  There are a number of settings: Craig’s house, a bookstore, a few doctor’s rooms.  The cast isn’t unmanageable either; Craig, his wife, a handful of doctors and extras.  You get the idea.  Certainly in range for a director that isn’t completely cash-strapped.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Spotlight screenplay – For Your Consideration - posted by Don

From Open Road Films, another screenplay For Your Consideration.

Spotlight – Undated, Unspecified draft script by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy – hosted by: Open Road Films – in pdf format

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Monday, January 4, 2016

Congratulations to Matt Dressel – “Penny” Filmed… and there’s more! - posted by wonkavite

Congratulations to Matt Dressel, an STS reviewed writer that’s had quite a bit of production success with his always sweet n’ funny scripts!

Recently, Matt’s short Penny for Your Thoughts was released – and you can see the awwwwwwwww-some film right here.

A crafty ten year old boy opens up a unique business in suburbia only to find it threatened by a snotty girl with business plans of her own.

And if that catches your fancy?  Then give these two other scripts a try!  One’s a feature, the other a short.  And both display Matt’s unique charm…  😛

Based on a True Story (dramedy feature) – A fictional film about non-fictional events that are entirely fictional.

Give Me A Break (dramedy short) – Ten year old Michael comes up with an idea to get his bike back from the thieving hands of Wes; the neighborhood bully.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens script is everywhere - posted by Don

Hi,

Gotten a number of heads up on this, first from SilverFox. There is a ‘studio’ copy of the screenplay. It reads like a shooting script, but is probably something put together after the film has come out, much like the studio drafts that studios are posting for Screenplay Award Consideration. With that being said, here is the google search for a dozen or so places to download the script. Scribd is probably your best bet.

– Don

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