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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Father’s Day – Short Script Review (Optioned!) - posted by Dane Whipple

Father’s Day
There’s no such thing as a bad day out with your kid…

What are doing reading this? The screenplay is two pages long, give it whirl!

Still reading? Alright, alright, here’s a quick primer:

A father and son spend quality time on the lake – fishing throughout the day. The fish may not be biting, but the two soon discover that the key to a successful Father’s Day may be just a matter of perspective, after all.

Written by veteran scribe Dave Troop, Father’s Day is the best gift a Dad (or a director) can receive: a quick set-up that delivers a heartfelt, heartwarming, and absolutely unforgettable finale.

If you were reading the script, you’d be halfway through by now. Well, your loss. Seriously…

Simple concepts – well-written and well-executed – are a rare find in the short-film world. Like Celluloid Chicken Soup for the SoulFather’s Day is a recipe pre-simmered and fully packaged to inspire.

This is the kind of script that audience awards were made for: a tender testament to the bond between father and son – and a commentary about the legacies we leave our children.

So if you’re a director looking for soulful, cinematic meditation destined to put a joyous tear in many an eye – this one’s a perfect catch. Don’t let it swim away!

Pages: 2

Budget: Low. Three actors, two locations, and one great excuse to take a boat out on the lake.

About the Reviewer: Dane Whipple is quick with a joke or to light-up your smoke. Contact him at dane.whipple (AT) live.com

About the Writer:  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.

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

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2 Comments so far

1.

KP Mackie
March 31st, 2016 at 3:12 pm

A wonderful, heartwarming story. Lovely visual image of Dad and Randy in that boat on the lake.
Someone needs to make this beauty. So much in two pages. 🙂

2.

K Watie
April 1st, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The parallel of perspective was perfect! This script was straight to the point in the most beautiful way. Very human story. It’s great!

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