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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The October 2014 One Week Challenge Writers’ Choice (and runner ups). - posted by Don

The October 2014 One Week Challenge Writers’ Choice (and runner ups).

Wherein writers were given one week to write a 6 to 10 page short Horror Fantasy on the following topic:

At sundown on October 31st the doorways to the Otherworld open, allowing the inhabitants to come into our world and also allowing humans to go to the Otherworld. Sunrise on November 1st, that door closes.

Limitations: Only one character can have dialogue. (Writer cannot use Voice Over, however the character can speak off camera.)

There were 36 entries. All were anonymous. Each participant was asked to rate the scripts he/she read. Below are the scripts that the participants chose as The Writers’ Choice. click the title to go to the discussion board thread on the script. Once there, click the title to read the script.

The Writers’ Choice
This Tornado Loves You by Eric Wall (EWall433) – A young woman, held in captivity, has one chance to ensure her freedom… and one last night to endure her captor. (R )

Four Way Tie for Runner Up
Conversion by Henry Christner – A 62-year-old woman faces a point of no return while seeking treatment for a forgotten early trauma. (PG)

Halloween Baby! by John Robbins (oJOHNNYoNUTSo) – A hip scientist invents a way to summon his dream girl from hell, but is she everything he’s dreamed of? (PG)

Pins and Needles by Ryan Lee (ryan1) – Desperate to save his afflicted wife, a tailor decides on a drastic last resort. (R )

The Price by Bill Sarre (Reef Dreamer) – A desperate woman struggles with the high price of the one thing she wants most – her dead son brought to life. (NC 17)

Read the rest on the Discussion Board

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The October One Week Challenge scripts are here! - posted by Don

Wherein writers were given one week to write a 6 to 10 page short Horror Fantasy on the following topic:

At sundown on October 31st the doorways to the Otherworld open, allowing the inhabitants to come into our world and also allowing humans to go to the Otherworld. Sunrise on November 1st, that door closes.

Limitations: Only one character can have dialogue. (Writer cannot use Voice Over, however the character can speak off camera.)

The names are Nom de Plumes. Click the title to go to the discussion thread of the script. On the thread, click the title to read the script. All scripts in PDF format

Shout at the Devil by Logan Tyler – On Halloween, 2014, the gates of Hell will open, and only the chosen one can hope to close them. (NC 17)

Mr. Nasty And The Dancing Angels by ? – Some holidays are more difficult than others – especially when taking a trip with Mr. Nasty (R )

Isle Of The Dead by Rodney – When an internet blogger is persuaded by her boyfriend and crew to investigate an urban legend, about a cursed island off shore, she will be forced to fight for her life as they all unwilling become part of the legend until the curse on the island is broken. (R )

Be Careful What You Wish For by Unoriginal nom de plume – A young boy seeks the help of an unusual Halloween artifact, as he takes flight from his abusive father. (R )

Operation: Sleepwalker by Newt – On Halloween, a young man going through withdrawal witnesses beings that can’t be seen mingling among the Trick-or-Treaters and killing them one at a time. (R )

Da Horns by Samuel Wayman – Would you go to the depths of hell to bring back someone you loved? (R )

A Soldier’s Search by David Nigel – As a raging war threatens humanity, a soldier must find his family before the horrors of another world get to them. (R )

Peanut Butter Kisses by Maria Avedici Santoya – After a Halloween party, an axe-wielding sociopath in a goat mask stalks a young woman. When she fights back, she finds he’s not exactly human. (R )

A Burning Ring of Fire by Name of First Writer – A tough guy biker must battle demonic forces in order to escape their devious trap. (R )

Demon.Star.31 by Great Dane – Neo Alchemists open a portal to Hell on a space shuttle orbitting Earth. (R )

The Soul Cleaner Vs. Hitler Vs. Kevin by Jasper Kidd – On a Halloween rave, searching for the restroom, drugged up Kevin collides with an overchallenged cleaning power, and Adolf Hitler, whose plan is to send more Ebola to the living. (R )

Danny’s Coming Home by Vlad Dumichu – The dead are returning to the land of the living and Danny is dying to go home. (PG)

Pins and Needles by Boone Helm – Desperate to save his afflicted wife, a tailor decides on a drastic last resort. (R )

For Her Lov’d Sake by Reads Way Too Much – In Victorian London, a grieving husband travels into the Underworld to rescue his wife’s spirit before he loses her forever. (PG)

Halloween Hijack by Javar Van Helsing – A troubled kid has no patience for the Halloween spirit. (PG)

Trapped by Bud Wiser – A man trying to avoid Halloween has to help a horde escape their entrapment. (R )

Liquide Bone Danse by Luther Rinn – It’s All Hallows Eve, and whilst attempting to cling to a worthless existence, an aging priest must come face to face with his sordid past, and the darkness it has begot. (R )

Nathan Green by Adam Stein – When a woman struggling to deal with her recent separation buys a jacket from a thrift store, she inadvertently lets another bad man into her life. (R )

Justice at Sundown by Betsy Ross – A man wakes up, tied to a chair in a greenhouse on Halloween. With only a strange man to keep him company and even stranger things happening outside. (NC17)

The Nightmare Door by Larry Huckenstuffit – A conniving Housemaster recounts a bedtime tale to a sleepless young student. (PG)

Cold Alone by David Carol – A man receives a message from his recently deceased wife and visits her grave. (PG)

Forsworcennes by Dark I. Am – When the otherworld opens on sundown at October 31st, an old man uses its forces through dark magic from the Anglo-Saxon days to avoid losing his beloved farm. (PG)

This Tornado Loves You by N.C. – A young woman, held in captivity, has one chance to ensure her freedom… and one last night to endure her captor. (R )

Humanity Speaks by Habeus Corpus – The human race is being put on trial, and the only person who can save mankind is a mute girl. (G)

Conversion by Stumpzian Farber – A 62-year-old woman faces a point of no return while seeking treatment for a forgotten early trauma. (PG)

Dust by Cliff Diver – An orphan ventures through distant memories in search of the monster that stole her mother’s life. (PG)

Exchange Student by A Horror Author – A cocky college student investigating a dimensional portal on Halloween encounters an unexpected surprise.

The Price by Chocolate Kahuna – A desperate woman struggles with the high price of the one thing she wants most – her dead son brought to life. (NC 17)

Shamed by Koutius Vomitus – Two deceased, former high school students embarrassed by the school bully when alive seek revenge on Halloween night. (R )

Head by Albertus Magnus – Every girl wants to hear the words, “I love you”. Don’t they? (NC17)

Spiral by Hieronymush Bosch – Within its pages lie some of mankind’s best kept secrets. Many try to gain it. Many will fail. (R )

Reynard: Doors & Rings by Dark Stanley – An abusive husband pushes his wife to extreme action only to have him pursue her return from a world he belongs in. (PG)

Je Me Sais Pas, Cozco by Avant Garde – After having his money stolen, a high schooler finds solace in an idiopathic Frenchman from another world who may or may not be a hitman. (R )

Impropriety by Richard Layman – A deaf, dumb and blind man, reveals his true motivations to a nurse on Halloween night. (R )

Halloween Baby! by The Other Purple One – A hip scientist invents a way to summon his dream girl from hell, but is she everything he’s dreamed of? (PG)

Fair Trade by Dr. Jeckyll – A terminally ill man inadvertently discovers a portal to a parallel world – and possible redemption for his family. (PG)

Friday, October 17, 2014

The October 2014 One Week Challenge is on! - posted by Don

The October ’14 One Week Challenge topic and genre are:

Topic: At sundown on October 31st the doorways to the Otherworld open, allowing the inhabitants to come into our world and also allowing humans to go to the Otherworld. Sunrise on November 1st, that door closes.

Genre: Horror Fantasy

Limitations: Only one character can have dialogue. (Writer cannot use Voice Over, however the character can speak off camera.)

You have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted (12 pt courier font) and in PDF format.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 24th at 11:59 pm edt and must be submitted to SimplyScripts.com/owc.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select one script he or she likes the best.

You can follow the event on the discussion board. Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • Properly formatted saved as a PDF file
  • This isn’t a contest there are no prizes
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person/team (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/24.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted. If you are not a member of the discussion board, please contact me and I’ll get you set up.
  • Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.
  • Please put (c) Copyright 2014 on your script

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A drum, - posted by Don

…a drum!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Original Script Sunday (on a Monday) – Jaws inspired OWC entries - posted by Don

Thanks to Darren James Seeley for his idea for the One Week Challenge. The OWC was inspired by a fan’s callout for low budget and brave filmmakers to crank out a series of Jaws fan-films by October 2015 as according to the possible future timeline seen in “Back To The Future II” (boy that almanac sure came in handy!) when ‘Jaws 19′ would be released.

Thirty brave writers took the challenge. Check ‘em out!

-Don

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Original Script Sunday is back for the new year - posted by Don

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

And, The January 1.5 WC – The Cassandra Complex Challenge! is going full steam ahead! (or back?)

Still holding at forty Studio Scripts for Award Consideration.

And a special shout out to Rachel. Her novel Spine is out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The January 1.5WC is on! - posted by Don

The January 1.5 WC has begun – The Cassandra Complex Challenge!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The October 2013 One Week Challenge Theme and Genre are: - posted by Don

The October ’13 One Week Challenge topic and genre are:

Topic: Modern Witches (or Warlocks)
Genre: Horror

You have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, October 18th at 11:59 pm edt and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select one script he or she likes the best.

Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Schedule:

  • October 11th at 10:00 pm edt – Theme and Genre announced
  • October 18th at 11:59 pm edt – Scripts are due
  • October 31st at: 5:00 pm edt – Names Revealed and Writer’s Choice revealed.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • Properly formatted saved as a PDF file
  • This isn’t a contest there are no prizes
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/18.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted. If you are not a member of the discussion board, please contact me.
  • Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.
  • Please put (c) Copyright 2013 on your script

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The October One Week Challenge is coming - posted by Don

SimplyScripts One Week ChallengeThe October ’13 One Week Challenge topic and genre will be announced here on October 11th at 10:00 pm eastern daylight time. Each person who takes the challenge will have one week to write a screenplay between 6 to 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, October 18th at 11:59 pm edt.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select one script he or she likes the best.

You can follow the event on the discussion board. Self registration on the discussion board is closed, if you wish to become a member, please contact me.

The Schedule:

  • October 11th at 10:00 pm edt – Theme and Genre announced
  • October 18th at 11:59 pm edt – Scripts are due
  • October 31st at: 5:00 pm edt – Names Revealed and Writer’s Choice revealed.

The Gist:

  • 6 – 10 pages
  • PDF format
  • Properly formatted
  • This isn’t a contest
  • Free to submit
  • One entry per person (unless you think you try to slip one by me.)
  • You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59 pm on 10/18.

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