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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A24 weighs in on scripts studios are posting for award consideration - post author Don

Thanks to Ritchie for the heads up:

The Farewell – undated, unspecified draft script by Lulu Wang – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
The Lighthouse – undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Eggers & Max Eggers – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Information courtesy of imdb.com
Waves – undated, unspecified draft script by Trey Edward Shults – hosted by: A24 – in pdf format

Traces the journey of a suburban African-American family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Check out these and more on the Scripts Studios are Posting for Award Consideration page.

Monday, November 11, 2019

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, November 10, 2019

Original Script Sunday - post author Don

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

– Don

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Us and Booksmart - post author Don

Thanks to Barksid, Shunsuke, and Richie for the heads up on Us by Jordan Peele. You can find that on the Scripts Studios are Posting for Award Consideration page.

Thanks Sunsuke for the heads up on a link to Booksmart (2008 draft) which you can find on the Movie Scripts page.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Other White Meat – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - post author Hamish

The Other White Meat (9 page horror) by John Hunter

When their food supply fails to arrive, space researchers Sarah and Jack face the ultimate fear…

            SARAH
You wanna shuffle?

            JACK
     (snaps)
Give me the cards.

We’ve all experienced it. A task that no-one wants to do must be done.

So a contest to randomly select the unlucky loser is reluctantly agreed upon.

In John Hunter’s The Other White Meat, Jack and Sarah are two researchers who’ve spent 18 months searching for extra-terrestrial life on a remote ice-planet… with absolutely no success.

When the story starts, they’re already in a jam. The food’s run out, and supply line issues ensure there’s no more arriving for several weeks. So there’s only one course of action left.

But neither of them wants to decide.

A method of arbitration is therefore required; for the two starving scientists, it’s a one card draw. The stakes are higher than any card game ever played on Earth, and the rules are staggeringly simple: highest card wins, or so it seems. Though with hindsight, it appears the loser may end up being the “winner”. That is, when all is said and done…

White Meat is a script that never backs itself into one genre – sci-fi, horror, and even some dark comedy are mixed to create a concoction that invokes every emotion there is. One page you’re laughing. The next, paralyzed with fear. And it all comes across seamlessly, resulting in a roller coaster ride that handcuffs the reader – never letting them go until the very end.

With more twists than the current race for the White House, dialogue in this script shines: ranging from bitterly ironic to traumatically blunt. In fact, there’s just one box left to tick off to make this a festival winner: a director who can leverage all of White Meat’s twists – and let this infinitely rewarding script hit new heights!

Budget: A bit of FX.  But low-moderate.  The station can be a basement. And most of White Meat’s shocks can be implied!

About the writer, John Hunter: With the completion of (4) 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.

Read The Other White Meat

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, November 3, 2019

Original Script Sunday - post author Don

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

– Don

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Two more scripts from Focus Features for award consideration - post author Don

Thanks again to Richie for the heads up on Harriet and Downton Abby both of which you can find on the Scripts Studios are posting for Award Consideration page.

– Don

Friday, November 1, 2019

Four more scripts Studios are posting for award consideration - post author Don

Check out four new scripts from Sony Pictures Classics on the Scripts Studios are posting for Award Consideration page.

 

Written in haste,

Don

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trail to Halloween – T Minus 0 days - post author Don

Now that we are through the Brown Water, we push through the … Veil of Blood

The October, 2011 One Week Challenge genre was Gothic Horror. The theme was Ghosts are not bad, just misunderstood.

Participants had one week to write a 6 – 12 page script on the genre and theme. There were 38 scripts which were read and discussed over on the discussion board. One script was selected to be audio performed by the fine folks over at iScript.com.

That selected script is Veil of Blood by Ryan Lee.

A young woman ventures to her uncle’s crumbling plantation in 1874 Louisiana.

You can read along with the pdf version of the script. You can discuss this script and all the OWC entries here. Click the “Play” button to listen to the script.


{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it. }

Thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge. – Don

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