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Saturday, October 25, 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.)

Here are the first ten. 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

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

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)

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

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 )

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)

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 )

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

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

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)

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 )

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)

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

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

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)

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 )

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 )

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

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

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)

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

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 ) (pdf – formatting: )

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

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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 ) (pdf – formatting: )

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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 ) (pdf – formatting: )

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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 ) (pdf – formatting: )

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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.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The October 2012 One Week Challenge selected script is… - posted by Don

The October, 2012 One Week Challenge theme was Odd but interesting character(s) take refuge from a hurricane in a beat-up motel and are forced to make a choice between good or evil in order to survive the night.

Participants had one week to write a 6 – 12 page script on the genre and theme. There were 36 scripts which were read and discussed over on the discussion board. One script was selected to be audio performed by the fine folks over at iScript.com.

That selected script is The Ledger by Rene Claveau.

When travelers take refuge from a hurricane, they learn not all shelters are safe havens.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script. You can discuss this script and all the OWC entries here. Click the “Play” button to listen to the script.


{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it. }

Thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge. – Don

Very special thanks to iScript.com for sponsoring the challenge and selecting the final script.

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