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Friday, March 27, 2015

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

 What can we say? STS is totally ahead of it’s time. 

For instance, take “Ultimate Weapon“, by Bill Sarre.  A sweet little SF piece that we reviewed back in (cough) February 2014.  We’re thrilled to announce that the script’s now been announced as a top six finalist for the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.  And who knows where it’ll go from there?  So folks, you’d better pick this one while you can. ‘Cause it might be off the market soon!

(Do we know how to pick ‘em, or what?)  :)

The Ultimate Weapon

A dying patient with an unusual story tries to explain to his doctor why he should fear the ultimate weapon.

Time travel stories can sometimes feel pretty stale.  There’s always someone going back to kill Hitler (or Hitler’s parents, or Hitler’s dog – you get the idea.)  Or do something else, like stop the Kennedy assassination.  Or kill John Connor.  You know, boring stuff like that…

And it could be argued that all – or at least most of it – has been done before.  Like zombies, it’s a genre that’s been done many times… to the point where it can be hard to find something fresh.

While The Ultimate Weapon doesn’t have a gimmick like Looper or Twelve Monkeys, this is a quality piece that has heart: focusing on the story of Abe – a dying man in a mental institution who claims to be from a horrific future. Sent back to stop a research lab, Abe fails… and now spends his remaining days telling his story to skeptical psychiatrist Dr. Simon.

A lot of the script is low budget – consisting of conversations between Dr. Simon and Abe.  There are FX aspects, scenes of future warfare which could be tricky…depending on how they’re done.  But if you’re in the mood for a good SF/Time Travel tale, this is one that you should crack open for consideration…

About the writer: An award winning writer, Bill Sarre has had scripts place both finalist and quarter finalist with Page and Bluecat.  Another short of his, The Grieving Spell, was recently grand prize winner of the London Film Awards. Bill can be reached at Bill.sarre “AT” gmail.com.

Pages: 16

Budget: Moderate (or expensive, depending how FX heavy one wishes to get)

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

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Original Script Sunday for March 22, 2015 - posted by Don

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

– Don

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Beware the Ides of March Original Script Sunday - posted by Don

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

– Don

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Original Script Sunday for March 8, 2015 - posted by Don

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

– Don

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Original Script (and script series) Sunday for March 1, 2015 - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are 49 original scripts for your reading pleasure.

Fans of The Lunchroom series will be happy to read that after a long hiatus, there are two new episodes of Season 5 as well as a new webisode of Season 5’s Webisode.

For those of you new to The Lunchroom series, I would suggest that you start at the beginning.

And, for those of you following the One Week Challenge, the writer’s names have been revealed.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Scripts of the February One Week Challenge - posted by Don

Wherein writers were challenge to write a scripts between 1 and 12 pages on the theme Urban Legend. The genre was open. Thirty writers took the challenge. Check them out on the Unproduced Scripts page.

– Don

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Original Script Sunday for February 8th - posted by Don

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

Please note that script submissions are closed for the week whilst the February, 2015 One Week Challenge is going on. Give it a go.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Movie Poet – The Final Curtain - posted by Don



MoviePoet.com is proud to announce the winners of our December 2014 short script competition.

“Christmas Cards” by David M Troop ~ First Place
An elderly man spends Christmas with his friends and family.

“Fair Share” by Pete Barry ~ Second Place
Fay and Eddie find out their relationship is built on lies, damned lies, and statistics.

“Side Scroller” by T. James DeStein ~ Third Place
A video game sprite must overcome the obstacles faced by its predecessors in order to move the world forward.

I am very sad to report that this is the last Movie Poet winner announcement. It is a sad day for the screenwriting community. A lot of screenwriters got his or her start at Movie Poet honing skills with short scripts and a supportive community. I was very lucky to have a supportive relationship with Chris and there are many aspects of Movie Poet that I strived to emulate.

Chris is going to focus on NJ Film School. I hope that those of you in the New Providence, NJ area can support the en devour.

– Don

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Original Script Sunday for February 1st - posted by Don

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

– Don

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