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Thursday, August 25, 2016

I Can See You – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

 

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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.

Pages: 15

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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4 Comments so far

1.

Damien Michael Aulsberry
August 25th, 2016 at 10:19 am

Nice, really enjoyed that!

2.

Felipe Herrera
August 25th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

I thought it was really well structured HOWEVER I also felt it was a bit too safe. Just my opinion though & I will commend you for making it interesting throughout the entire experience.

3.

KP Mackie
August 28th, 2016 at 12:42 am

Sweet story, with a dark reveal.
Always enjoy MML’s stories because they are so visual. Could envision the color in every scene.
Well done! 🙂

4.

Cheyenne Day
September 8th, 2016 at 3:48 am

Hello,
I love your script! I was wondering if I may use it to pitch and possibley produce for my college film class.
An answer back as soon as possible would be very appreciated.
Thank you for your time!
Sincerely,
Cheyenne Day

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