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Friday, October 13, 2017

Coulrophopia by Pia and Dena - posted by Don

When Dena and Pia get together for the weekend, I get bad dreams. And ideas…

A woman suffering from coulrophobia must deal with being stuck in an elevator with a clown.

Coulrophobia from Indie Me on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The October One Week Challenge is Coming! - posted by Don

The theme and genre will be announced this Friday the 13th at Midnight Greenwi[t]ch Mean Time.


Scripts will be due Friday the 20th at Midnight HAST (Baker Island Time)

This will be open to all comers.

And it is free. (Not a contest).

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Original Script Sunday for October 8, 2017 - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are fourteen original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And a heads up. On Friday the 13th the Genre and Theme of the October One Week Challenge will be announced.

Don

Shore Scripts Definitive Screenwriting Course – Use discount code SIMPLYSCRIPTS to get 30% off - posted by Don

Shore Scripts Definitive Online Screenwriting has launched! Sign-up using discount code SIMPLYSCRIPTS to receive a 30% Discount. This also enters you in a chance to win one of 6 Free IMDB Pro memberships that Shore Scripts are giving away. Visit courses.shorescripts.com.

The course is Led by Richard Walter, UCLA’s premier screenwriting educator; learn to write, pitch, and sell your screenplay in just 30 days. With 2½ hours of video lectures, 150+ page of industry guides, real-life writing exercises, plus lots more, this is your opportunity to learn from the pros.


Note: I have not taken the course and as such can not vouch for the efficacy of the course. As such whatever compensation I would have gotten I’m passing on to the writer in the form of a higher discount off the price of the course.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ready or Not – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by KP Mackie

Ready Or Not by Tim Ratcliffe

“A little girl has an easier time hiding from her father than the harsh realities of life.”

You had me at “hello.”

Rather like Renee Zellweger’s infamous one-liner to Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, you’ll be had immediately with the first few lines of description in Tim Radcliffe’s sentimental short, Ready Or Not:

The girl in the photo, ABBY, four, curly hair, stands in the middle of the room. Her hands cover her eyes.

            ABBY
Eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

     Her hands fall away to reveal her face beaming with excitement.

            ABBY
Ready or not, here I come.

Who’s not a sucker for stories about adorable kids and their loving parents?

Abby and her dad Jack play hide-and-seek. A lot. And according to Abby’s mother Jenna, Jack is pretty good at it. On one particular occasion, Jenna tells Abby: “He’s hiding in a really good spot.” But young Abby is never deterred. “I’ll find him. I always do.”

Abby searches all Dad’s usual hiding places: a kitchen cupboard, under the dining table, behind curtains. Will she find him? Of course she will! Because this game has one indisputable rule: Jack ALWAYS lets Abby find him.

            JACK
You got some x-ray vision
that you’re not tellin’ me about?

And just like it’s supposed to be for an adorable daughter and her loving dad, Jack raises a giggling Abby over his head.

            ABBY
No Dad, I’m just good at this game.

So it goes… until the familiar and fun game of hide-and-seek isn’t just child’s play anymore.

Ready Or Not speaks volumes. Three words uttered — in most cases screamed — after counting to twenty in the popular kids’ game, signal the beginning of a game. In RON those words ultimately deliver an ironic ending: Sometimes there’s no fun and games whatsoever when it comes to the unpredictable game of life.

Are you a director with a soft spot? If so, be ready to be had by Ready Or Not too. Here’s a guarantee — you won’t be alone.

Budget: Low. Simple casting because ALL four-year-olds are adorable. Two loving parents required, plus one extra. Several interior shots could be staged for two common locations.

About the Writer: Tim Ratcliffe is an Australian writer who frequently travels the world in search of new adventures and experiences. A former journalist, he has written a number of short screenplays and had a few produced. A lover of all things creative, Tim has also tried his hand at acting, improv and stand-up comedy. He can be reached at tjames.ratcliffe ‘AT’ gmail.

Read Ready Or Not (5 pages in pdf format)

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This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

About the Reviewer: California über reader/reviewer KP Mackie is working on her animated feature.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Forever Red – In Pre Production. Help a brother out - posted by Don

Help Forever Red by Steve “stevemiles” Miles Get Made!

Two former intelligence operatives are forced to confront a dark secret from their past. (10 pages, pdf format)

Grand Production Films | Baltimore Video Production Company plans on filming on Super 16 Film. They are in fundraising mode.

Their goal is to shoot on Super 16 film and they’ve launched a crowd-funding campaign through Seed & Spark to help secure part of the financing.

Aside from donations, if the project can reach 500 followers then the production receives support in both equipment and distribution from Seed & Spark. Signing up to follow is free and you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Watch the pitch video below for an outline of the project and follow the link for further production details and to sign up to follow at SeedAndSpark.com/fund/Forever-Red.

In English. If you don’t have money to donate, you can still help by subscribing and following them on Seed & Spark.


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Original Script Sunday for October 1, 2017 - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty-two original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

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