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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hell Bent – Short Script Review (available for production) - posted by Don

Hell Bent (10 pages in pdf format) by John Staats writing as Louis No’mour (JEStaats)

Three bandits on the run must choose their own path to Peace.

Three horseback riders must ride through an Indian cemetery to get to freedom. But Indians don’t like it when white folks wake them up.

Characters – 3 main
Locations – 3 – desert, mountains, hotel
CGI – skeletons, ghostly horses, real horses

John Staats is a talented and prolific writer who can be reached at: jestaats (a) hotmail.com.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

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: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Living Nightmare – Short Script Review, Available for Production - posted by Don

Living Nightmare (10 pages in pdf format) by Warren Duncan

A woman with severe Insomnia finally gets some rest, but it comes with horrific consequences.

Two identical twins, Jemma and Cassie, used to be inseparable. One day Jemma leaves without a notice. Everything goes downhill since then. Cassie develops severe insomnia that wouldn’t let go. Her doctor finally finds a cure – now Cassie can fall asleep and see Jemma in her dreams all she wants.

Characters – 2 main, 1 episodical
Location – 3 – 2 houses, doctor’s office

About the Writer: Warren Duncan is a multi produced writer from Australia. He has email and can be reached at Warren_Duncan (a) hotmail.com. He has a website where you can find his screenplays.


This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

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: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Original Script Sunday (has come on a Monday) for November 5th - posted by Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are thirty scripts for your reading pleasure.

Also, Who Wrote What for the October One Week Challenge.

Writer’s Choice will be announced at a later time.

– Don

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Original Script Sunday for October 22nd - posted by Don

In the run up to Halloween we had screenwriting exercise – the One Week Challenge. It was lead by the productive and talented Khamanna. The theme was “Phobias” and the genre – Thriller, Drama, Horror. The scripts are submitted anonymously for the first week or so. (If you have any interest in any of the scripts before the writers are announced, please contact me.)

So, over on the Unproduced Scripts page are thirty original, short scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Saturday, October 21, 2017

One Week Challenge – Submissions Closed - posted by Don

One Week Challenge scripts…

…are in the process of being posted. You can begin reading them on the discussion board.

– Don

Friday, October 13, 2017

The One Week Challenge has begun – Free Screen Writing Challenge - posted by Don

You have seven days to write a screenplay between 6 and 12 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format on the following theme:

Fight that Phobia

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating: Children / Young Adult / Adult
Budget: Open

A character must possess and fight some kind of phobia. And, the last line of dialogue should contain “Rest in Peace”. Here is a list of phobias for inspiration.

The scripts are due on Friday, October 20 at 11:59PM HAST (Baker Island Time – this is the last place in the world that it is October 20th in the world aka GMT-12) and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

Timeline:
October 13 at 12 Midnight GMT – Theme and Genre announced.
October 20th at 11:59PM HST (GMT-12) – Scripts are due to SimplyScripts.com/owc (check the timer on the Discussion Board)
October 22st (Sunday edt) – Scripts Posted
October 29th – Writer’s Choices submitted
October 31th – Names and writer’s choice revealed.

The Gist

6 – 12 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review the scripts submitted.

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 © 2017 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to rate the scripts.

Questions? Post ’em on the Discussion Board.

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).

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Scripts of the Quick Challenge - posted by Don

We had a quick challenge – 3 page scripts in three days. Two options:

Location: A Retirement Home
Object: A Jump Rope
or
Location: A Church
Object: A Pair of Dice

Check them out!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Original Script Sunday for July 23rd - posted by Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty one original scripts from the July One Week Challenge wherein writers had a week to write a 9 to 12 page script in any genre on the theme of “Stranger in a Strange Land” with only four characters.

Check them out on the Original Scripts page and join the discussion on the discussion board

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