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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, March 30, 2014

Original Script Sunday for March 30th - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are sixteen original screenplays. And, remember that last week’s Original Script Sunday came on a Wednesday.

- Don

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Cropduster – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite
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The Cropduster

A disgusting prankster finds that growing up can be a bit of a stinker.

Never let it be said that this showcase isn’t high minded. From Science Fiction to poignant drama, Shootin’ the Shorts reviews a lot of scripts that are custom-made for the artsy indie marketplace. Topics torn from the headlines. Hard SF stories that delve into intellectual “what ifs” the likes of which harken back to Asimov. Niven. Genteel comedies that make one think of Mark Twain or other such intellectual greats.

This isn’t one of those scripts.

Because as wonderfully satiric as Mark Twain was… sometimes, you just gotta revert to the fart jokes.

Let’s face it. Fart jokes are funny. When you’re in the right frame of mind, they’re roll on the ground, tears streaming down your face hysterical (unless you’re on the receiving end of one – in which case, it’s just gross and uncalled for.)

The same could be said for The Cropduster. The script’s gross. Uncalled for. And – potentially hysterical in the hands of the right director.

The premise is simple – Jon Kemple is a 20 something corporate loser, who long ago found his calling in life: cropdusting. For the uninitiated, “cropdusting” is the ability to strategically time one’s farts and bomb one’s selective targets so that they don’t know the source of the offense. Just let one fly – and keep on walkin’. Having been practicing the art since high school, Jon’s an expert –terrorizing his colleagues at work on a daily basis. Then, one day, Jon finds himself out of fuel. Unable to “let loose”, Jon goes on a quest to get his pump primed again… Will Jon find his “second wind”? Or will he be outed by the powers that be?

All this and more will be revealed in the pages of Cropduster (open at your own risk.)

Is it juvenile? Yes. But funny…? That too. And after all – isn’t that the only criteria for scripts like these?

About the writer: Our very own James Williams (IMDB credits here.) With both shorts and features to his name, James is perhaps best known for the So Pretty vampire trilogy of shorts – the third installment now in production!

Pages: 9

Budget: Pretty darned low. All that’s needed is an office setting, and a handful of actors. And at least one that can fart on command. (Or equivalent sound effects…)

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Original Script Sunday (has come on a Wednesday) - posted by Don

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

- Don

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Original Script Sunday for March 16th - posted by Don

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

Don

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tatyana – Short Script Review (Sold!) - posted by wonkavite

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Tatyana

A burned out novelist battles his inner demons – with the help of one special woman…

Sometimes, it can be hard to find a good script.  (Which, ironically, is the raison d’etre for this board.) One can ask for recommendations, but tastes differ radically.  One person’s gem is another’s trash.  To put it nicely. Such is the nature of the writing industry.  If it wasn’t, we’d all be writing torture porn or historical dramas.

But sometimes… a name pops up consistently.  That’s a rare event, and worth pursuing.  One such name is Matias Caruso.  As of today, Tatyana is his latest… a haunting little tale of a writer finishing his latest masterpiece; but hesitating to write “The End.” Simple with two locations and two primary characters, Tatyana is a script that will rely directly on the quality of one’s actors.  Find the right ones, and this could shine.

About the Writer: Matias Caruso is most often found at MoviePoet. His IMDB credits are available here.

Expected Budget: Minimal

Primary Genre: Drama

Page Length: Seven

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT! 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Roly Poly – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Roly Poly

Shriekfest Finalist 2009

 A vampire’s latest victim reminds him of who he once was.

There’s a ton of vampire scripts out there.  A whole heck a’ lot of them.  Shorts, features, novels – everything from The Vampire Lestat to the Lost Boys, to Twilight.  Um.  Forget I mentioned Twilight, okay?  Seriously.  That’s a movie that Shall Not Be Named.

Needless to say, it’s sometimes difficult to find anything that provides readers with a fresh take on this well explored genre.  Yet, vampires are still so damned appealing.  It’s that sexy, immortal thing they’ve got going on.  Done right, vampire stories have such potential to illuminate interesting aspects of the human condition. And that’s why they’ll always be around… in one form or another.

Roly Poly is one vampire short that pulls it off.

The script follows the plight of Amy Santiago – an unfortunate woman who wakes up in an old barn, tied to a chair.  Before her is Roly Poly, a large African American man (and a pretty good juggler), who she first takes to be simply a homicidal maniac.  The truth is far worse.  Roly’s a vampire. And she’s his next meal.

But before Roly can feed, he catches an interesting scent.  Amy – it turns out – is a descendent of Roly’s first victim.  The discovery throws the vampire for a loop. He  reminisces about his life of slavery before becoming the monster he is… and what’s happened to his humanity since.  He begins to recall what it was once like to be human; and considers letting Amy go…

Despite the genre, this script is unexpectly sweet. A hymn to humanity: the good – and bad. A Shriekfest finalist in 2009, it’s definitely worthy of inclusion in vampire lore.

About the writer: Phil Clarke, Jr. is a contest winning writer who has had feature films optioned, but no mainstream feature length productions as yet.  Produced shorts of Phil’s have been featured at Cannes and Clermont Ferrand.  More of his work is available at his website: www.philclarkejr.com.  (IMDB Credits listed here.)

Expected Budget: Somewhat high, and not necessarily for a newbie.  Yes, there are only two main protagonists (Roly Poly and Amy) – and one primary setting (the barn.)  But the flashbacks do require additional characters; and a touch of historical accuracy.

Primary Genre: Horror/Vampire

Page Length: 20

 READ THIS SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Original Script Sunday for March 9th - posted by Don

Nineteen original scripts on the Unproduced Scripts page. You can find last week’s scripts and scripts from the week before that.

- Don

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Art of Persuasion – Help it get made - posted by Don

Help The Art of Persuasion get filmed.

Heaven or Hell … Who has the Better Argument?

Gabe’s script has been on the site for about three years and has gone through several revisions. It was picked up by Backwards Man Productions out of North Carolina. They have three films under their belt

Please ‘Like’ the film on FaceBook. Read reviews and find the story thus far on the Discussion Board. And, if you ahve a few buck, Donate to get the film made.

The pitch:


The Art of Persuasion Indiegogo Campaign Video from Backwards Man Productions on Vimeo.

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