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Friday, September 30, 2016

Listen to Tony’s Bend read by - post author Don

Bend (100 pages in pdf format) by Tony Dionisio

A wannabe reporter must convince an indestructible gymnast to abandon a ruthless vendetta and fulfill her destiny as a righteous super-heroine. (Action, Adventure, Super-Heroine)

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– Don

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Unprotected Sex by Pia Cook – Filmed by Richard Kinsella - post author Don

Unprotected Sex 2 pages in pdf format by Pia Cook Filmed by Richard Kinsella

A young woman learns the horrible truth about her fiance. (Short, Sick Comedy)

Trigger warning

Another one from Pia. This came out a while back, however it wasn’t posted to the site or added to the Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fight Belle by Aimee Parrott & Antonio Gangemi filmed as Fighting Belle - post author Don

When a sassy Southern belle is stood up at the altar by her boxer fiancé, she dons the gloves hoping to salvage her pride by hooking up with her ex one last time – in the ring. 108 pages

Almost ten years ago Aimee Parrott & Antonio Gangemi submitted Fight Belle to the Unproduced Scripts page. About five years ago, Aimee told me that it has been discovered on SimplyScripts* and was in pre-production with Integral Pictures. Last night I reached out to Aimee to get her contact information updated and she informed me that Fighting Belle would premiere on Saturday, March 18th 2017! I think this is the first feature to get picked up from the site.

If you live near Ocean Springs, Mississippi, you can attend the Theatrical Premiere of Fighting Belle. Please check out the Fighting Belle Facebook page and get more information about the movie on the Fighting Belle IMDB page.

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*These results using SimplyScripts are not typical.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Issues by Pia Cook filmed - post author Don

Issues (10 pages pdf format) by Pia Cook

Longing for love, can make you do bad things. (short, drama, horror)

Trigger warning

Issues from Indie Me on Vimeo.

This came out a while back, however it wasn’t posted to the site or added to the Hall of Fame.

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Hold Your Breath – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - post author KP Mackie


“Hold Your Breath”

An aspiring producer creates a unique way to deliver his pitch.

“Sell your story, sell yourself. Be creative, be brief.” And above all, be unique.

Ahhh, crafting an effective pitch. Ever hear about the writer who sent his shoe and a note — “To meet the talented one-shoe writer…” — with his contact information? How about the scribe who arrived with buckets of chicken for producers, only to ask them to supply the napkins? Or, the guy who handed the exec a softball — an actual ball — and declared, “Here’s my ‘soft pitch’ of an idea.”

Going up?

In the short, “Hold Your Breath, prolific writer Rick Hansberry flips the proverbial elevator pitch right on its head. As the story opens, aspiring reality-show creator Jason (24) corners a senior producer in the elevator. The fast-talking kid manipulates his way into the exec’s office, and drops the name of the producer’s boss — network chairman “Don” — who Jason claims is family friend, “Uncle Don.”    

Security is summoned, and Jason threatened with arrest. Does the name-dropping fly? Armed with only 30 seconds and charm, will Jason propel his reality-show concept all the way to the top? And what is this breath-stopping concept anyway? Let’s just say, the story’s surprise employs a trick that’s one for the books…

“HYB” is a clever and fun comedy riff, delivering a creative spin to the traditional elevator pitch that we’re all so painfully familiar with. The doors are wide open — come on in!

About the writer: Rick Hansberry has written/produced several short films, including the SAG Foundation award-winning “Branches.” His first feature is set to be released in the summer of 2014. Trailer available here . He teaches screenwriting seminars and workshops in the Central Pennsylvania area and is presently available for hire for new story ideas, rewrites and adaptations. He can be reached at djrickhansberry – AT – msn, (cell phone 717-682-8618) and IMDB credits available here.

Page Count: 5

Budget: Low. Quick shots inside an elevator, a producer’s “office”, a cast of three, plus a couple extras to portray security guards. Plenty of elbow room.

About the guest reviewer for “Hold Your Breath”: California uber reader/reviewer KP Mackie is working hard on another animated feature. Maybe John Lasseter’s in the elevator Rick envisioned for his story? Hey, um, Rick? –





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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Original Script Sunday for September 25th - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are nineteen original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lullaby by Warren Duncan filmed as Hush - post author Don

Lullaby (3 pages in PDF format) by Warren Duncan

A dad pushes his daughter on a park swing. A perfectly innocent moment until it’s not. (short, horror)

Check otu the teaser trailer. It is dark af, so be cautioned.

Hush (Horror Short Film Trailer) from Logan Ward on Vimeo.

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Upcoming Changes to SimplyScripts - post author Don


There will be some changes coming to SimplyScripts in the upcoming days and weeks. These changes are based on natural realities of the site as well as suggestions from many of you.

1. Format ratings are going away!
The format 8) , format 🙂 and format :B) are going away as will the , , format ratings.

You may have noticed that recently the quality of the formatting of scripts has improved. Not perfect, but much better than in the past. Since the barrier to properly formatting ones script has dropped to essentially free (for a beginner), I have been directing new writers to various free script formatting solutions as well as Anthony’s Excellent Article on Screenwriting Software which can be found in his excellent book How to… Sell your screenplay.

2. There will be a great purge of scripts.*
Any script on the discussion board with a one or two star rating will be removed. I will first notify the writers that his/her script will be removed and encourage them to reformat his/her script using Anthony’s E. A. on S. S as a guide for the best software solution.

*Plays will be exempted.

3. “My Script is Awesome, I’m not looking for feedback, I’m only looking to make a million dollars”
The Submit Your Script page will be updated so you can choose whether or not you are looking for feedback on your work. For the near future, I will probably continue to create a discussion board topic regardless of feedback status. That will help to ensure that any critique of a script isn’t falling on deaf ears.

4. pdf only and mandatory disclaimer
I will only accept scripts in pdf format. I may also require title pages that include the warning, “Copyright (c) 2016 This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.”

These changes will be rolled out over the next couple of weeks.

– Don

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Under the Oaks – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - post author simplyscriptshorts

Under the Oaks (pdf format) by Ryan Lee

Two Civil War soldiers, one Union, the other Confederate, confront each other during the Battle of Appomattox.

Different shorts have different purposes.  Some are meant to shock.  Others are meant to explore a theme: a political issue, a moral quandary – or any one of a million ‘what if’ scenarios that can be dreamed up by the creative mind.  Then there are scripts that are a little simpler – just a slice of human life and emotion.  With the right director, and actors – sometimes those are the most effective.

Here for your consideration is Under the Oaks – a quiet little piece about two soldiers from opposite sides of the Civil War fence.  Facing mortality; together.  Nothing much is needed in the way of FX. A bit of gunfire sound effects, two Civil War costumes – and two actors that can really command a scene.

Page Length: Four

Expected Budget: Minimal

Primary Genre: Drama

About the Writer: Living in CA, Ryan Lee can be contacted via ryanlee1800 AT yahoo. His IMDB credits can be viewed here.

About the Reviewer: STS

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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.

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