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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Original (not) Series Reboot Sunday! for June 3rd - post author Don

Check out the scripts of the May One Two Week Challenge.
The theme was: Reinvent a series.

We had twenty submissions across 19 television series from years gone by from The Lone Ranger to Knight Rider and Quincy to Monster.

Check them out on the Unproduced Scripts page.

Note: We are in the middle of the challege and the scripts were submitted aononymously. Writers will be revealed in a couple of weeks. However, if you wish to reach out to one of the writers before the reveal, contact me and I’ll hook you up with the writer.

– Don

Friday, June 1, 2018

Warning Shot – Teaser Trailer - post author Don

Breanne Mattson writes scripts. She wrote the script to Warning Shot.

Here is the poster:

Here is the trailer:

Follow Warning Shot on Facebook or imdb

I will let you know when and where you can see the movie.

– Don

Monday, May 28, 2018

In Flanders Field - post author Don

 

Poppy FlowerIn Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

– John McCrae
   May 3, 1915

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Original Script Sunday - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are eighteen original, unproduced scripts for your reading pleasure.

Note: script submissions are closed until Monday, June 4th

– Don

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Original Script Sunday for May 20th - post author Don

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

– Don

Friday, May 18, 2018

Matthew Dressel interview about The Other Man - post author Don

From Matthew:

Minneapolis/St. Paul NPR (KFAI) station did an interview with Matthew Dressel about the script he won the 2017 FilmNorth Screenwriting Residency for; The Other Man (which was also a featured script on Simply Scripts).


Thursday, May 17, 2018

The OWC cometh … - post author Don


here…

*OWC = One Week Challenge…
Open to discussion board members only…

Monday, May 14, 2018

Cassandra – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - post author Hamish

Cassandra by George Ding

A young woman hires a company that claims it can show her future with her boyfriend. But when she discovers a future infidelity, she must decide whether to let the visions dictate her choices in the present.

Cassandra: a tragic figure in Greek mythology who had the ability to foresee future dangers, but as she was cursed, no-one believed her warnings. The term “Cassandra complex” comes from this tale and is still a popular idiom today.

George Ding’s Cassandra takes this myth and spins it into an enthralling piece of dramatic sci-fi. Greece is replaced with near-future Bejing, and Cassandra the prophet is now Cassandra the corporation, offering young couples a glimpse of how their romance will likely unfold. And our lead characters are no heroes, but Xiaoyu and Yi, two people in Cassandra’s target demographic.

Like so many lovers, this duo don’t know if they’re ready to tie the knot and become one. But Amy, Xiaoyu’s dear friend and a newlywed, proclaims that Cassandra erased all her doubts about her boyfriend. In fact, Amy’s such a friend that she wants the same thing to happen to Xiaoyu and Yi.

So Xiaoyu gets booked in for an appointment with Cassandra by Amy. But that’s where the similarities end. Her glimpse doesn’t erase her doubts, it expands them. Worse still, the doubts are self-inflicted; her future behaviour sows the seeds for them, not Yi’s. And while she hints at what she sees to Yi, he doesn’t believe she’d do such a thing…or will she?

Will Xiaoyu accept Cassandra’s caution as the inevitable truth, or will she try to alter the course of the future through her actions in the present?

By combining an ancient legend with a futuristic yet believable setting, Cassandra provides a vision not just for couples, but for budding directors too. It predicts many award wins, but be quick – blink and this glimpse will end up belonging to someone else!

Budget: Moderate. A few different scenes and settings – but despite this being SF, there’s no need for crazy FX!

About the writer: George Ding was born in Beijing and moved to the lush, yuppie suburbs of Washington D.C. at the age of four. He received a B.A. in Film Production with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California. After graduation, George took a two-month trip to Beijing and has lived there ever since. He currently works as a freelance writer and filmmaker. His writing has appeared in VICEThe New York Times and The Washington Post. Contact George at GeorgeDing.Com

Read Cassandra (22 pages in pdf format)

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

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About the reviewer: Hamish Porter is a writer who, if he was granted one wish, would ask for the skill of being able to write dialogue like Tarantino. Or maybe the ability to teleport. Nah, that’s nothing compared to the former. A lover of philosophy, he’s working on several shorts and a sporting comedy that can only be described as “quintessentially British”. If you want to contact him, he can be emailed: hamishdonaldp (a) gmail. If you’d like to contact him and be subjected to incoherent ramblings, follow him on Twitter @HamishP95.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Original Script Sunday for Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018 - post author Don

Happy Mother’s Day.

In celebration thereof, I present to you twenty six original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

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