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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Watch Dena’s Evanescence (filmed as as Dysgenesis) - posted by Don

Great news from Dena: [Evanescence] was a short I started at SS and it evolved into this film [Dysgenesis]… I’ve been asked to turn it into a feature. They just released the short for public viewing.

DysGenesis started life as Evanescence and was featured on SimplyScripts some time ago.

Charlie and Amber struggle with heroin addiction and live in an abandoned home in the woods. When tragedy strikes, Amber just can’t seem to let go of the past and move on… and Charlie is forced to make a hard decision.

DYSGENESIS from David Flint on Vimeo.

imdb.com; facebook.com/DysGenesisMovie

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Watch “Kill Your Demon” Now! - posted by Don

Watch Kill Your Demon (7 page short pdf format) by Dena McKinnon

A troubled man sets out to kill a demon. Only problem, his demon happens to be a man of God. Or is he?

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Last Chance by Joseph Cahill – Filmed! - posted by Don

Last Chance (short thriller in pdf format) by Joseph Cahill has been filmed

When a man is released from prison after fifteen years, he must choose between his old life and moving on. Though his inner demons won’t go quietly.

Last Chance – Trailer from Daniel Santana Rodríguez on Vimeo.

Last Chance had its origins as an August ’07 One Week Challenge finalist as Second Chance (12 page thriller in pdf format).

Before moving away, a serial killer must make a decision.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Congratulations Anthony Cawood! First Kiss – Filmed - posted by Don

First Kiss – Filmed!

YouTube is a great place to find all sorts of training videos, but not everyone wants to learn news things.

First Kiss – A Short Film from Justin Stearns on Vimeo.

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This just in from Antony:

Just finalising sale of First Kiss to a film maker in Atlanta [Stearns Media Group – Atlanta]… found on SimplyScripts again.

Cheers

Anthony

You can check out a review of First Kiss

Read more of Anthony’s voluminous body of work.

About the Writer: Anthony is an award winning screenwriter from the UK with over 15 scripts produced, optioned and/or purchased. He is the author of the immensely useful How to… Sell Your Screenplay. Outside of his screenwriting career, he is also a published short story writer and movie reviewer. Links to to his films and details of his scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk. His movie reviews can be found at www.subterrene.co.uk.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Writer’s Block by John Hunter – Filmed! - posted by Dane Whipple

Writer’s Block (pdf format) by John Hunter – Filmed by Jeff Easley

Billy Wilson would kill for a good story. Will he die for one?

Writer's Block (Short Film) from Jeff Easley on Vimeo.

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The Original Review

Words, words, words! For writers, words are life. On a good day, words flow onto the page to create stories that move and inspire us. A well-written story can uplift and…um…hang on, I swear I had something for this. Dang, writing is tough.

Billy Wilson knows all too well the struggle with the blank page. Sitting on a park bench looking for inspiration in a bottle of booze, Billy has a serious case of writer’s block. As Billy ponders just how to come up with a truly unique story, along comes a proverbial spider: Vance Buttons. You see, Vance has a secret to share. He is a serial killer. A well-practiced, calculating, pre-meditated murderer. With half-drunk whimsy, Billy queries for a few specifics. How to choose a victim? Randomly. Geographic preference? Never the same place twice. Just when it seems Billy has found something new to write about, one more problem crops up. He is dealing with a killer after all. Will Vance put Billy out of the misery that is writer’s block, or put him out of his misery altogether? Is Billy writing the story, or is the story writing him?

Feature films dealing with the writing experience pack a potent, powerful punch. Some of film’s truly great screenwriters, from Charlie Kaufman to the Coens, have tackled the subject. AdaptationBarton Fink, and Wonder Boys have all built reputations as favorites among both filmmakers and audiences. In this grand tradition, Writer’s Block succinctly taps into a subject that consistently garners accolades on the festival circuit and beyond. If you are looking for a film with an intelligent build to an unforgettable finale, I recommend you come down with a case of Writer’s Block.

Quickly, before the killer strikes again!

Pages: 4

Budget: Low. Assuming you can find a park bench, that is.

About the writer, John Hunter: With the completion of (4) boffo features, a litter of riveting shorts, a one hour take-your-breath-away sci-fi TV pilot and first 30 minute episode for that series, I am now officially THAT guy — The one who really needs an Agent or Executive Producer. Contact me at x32792 (AT) yahoo.com

About the Reviewer: Dane Whipple is the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. How did he manage that? Saw the opportunity, I suppose. He is currently working on that screenplay everybody keeps talking about: The Wild Age. Contact him at dane.whipple (AT) live.com

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This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ready or Not – Filmed - posted by Ingrid Short

Ready or Not (pdf format) by Steven Clark

A simple game of hide-n-seek takes a turn for the worst.

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The Original Review

Mom and her son play a fun game of hide-and-go-seek. But, what if what you find is not what you were looking for?

This micro short can be as scary as you want to be. Snap this up now.

It’s a perfect weekend shoot and an excellent calling card short film that, as written, can be a family friendly horror comedy or an very un-family-friendly horror.

Pages: 2

Budget: Shoestring budget, two actors – Mom and son, one interior location.

About the writer: Based in upstate, NY, Steven Clark is the writer of over 30 short scripts, several of which are under option, in pre-production, or have already been made into films. On A Clear Night, a family Christmas feature aimed at a Hallmark Channel-type audience, is currently in the works. Steven can be reached at Steamroller138 (a) gmail.

About the reviewer: < crickets >

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Silence, Eventually by Steven Clark – in post production - posted by Don

Stills and a clip from Silence, Eventually which is currently in post production. (click on the images to embiggen).

Silence, Eventually 11 page short drama by Steven Clark

Two young men suffer an eventful first date at a night club, but that’s neither the beginning, or the end, of their personal struggles.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Spirit by Richard Russell – Filmed! - posted by Don

Christmas Spirit (6 page short drama in pdf format) by Richard Russell

Filmed by Kurtis Watson

A belated offering for Christmas. A young man bent on crime listens to Charles Dickens.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tattooji by Anthony Cawood – Filmed - posted by Don

Tattooji (pdf format) by Anthony Cawood

Filmed by Vintage Production

Tempers quickly fray when an inconsiderate boyfriend wastes their money on yet another useless gadget and she takes issue with his childish spending. (Short, Drama)

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