I Can See You
While delivering the mail, a joyless postal worker begins to see messages in the form of graffiti, then the seemingly harmless words take a dark turn.
There’s something about quirky scripts that’s just – charming. Both to indie audiences and script reviewers. Think about it: Juno. Scott Pilgrim Saves the World. Napoleon Dynamite. Seven Psychopaths. Sure, raw drama has its place. But write something with character and a touch of mystery? When done right, the result is magic… a film that’ll stay with your viewers long after the lights have gone up and the curtain down.
A solid example of that genre, I Can See You tells the tale of sad sack mail worker Carson Fox. Beaten down by life, Carson lives with his no-good brother Frank and Shelby (Frank’s too-good-for-him wife.) Though secretly crushing on Shelby, Carson knows he has no chance. But Carson’s fate is about to change. Assigned a new postal route, Carson starts to see strange signs… cryptic messages painted on the sidewalk and walls. Telling him how to win Shelby. Urging him towards other – darker – things. Has Carson finally gone postal? Or is there meaning behind the madness?
Written with a subtle, humorous touch, I Can See You offers the best of what “quirky” has to offer. A unique premise and memorable/relatable characters. What more can you ask for in a script?
About the writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell Lister’s website is available at brainfluffs.com. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in Bluecat.
Budget: Medium. There’s a variety of indoor and outdoor settings in this one… but not all that many characters. And definitely nothing that requires FX. Still – it’s not a script that an absolute newbie should attempt. This one requires a touch of artistic experience.
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