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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.

5 Comments so far


Damien Michael Aulsberry
September 22nd, 2016 at 6:33 am

Nice job…well written, congrats!


September 22nd, 2016 at 8:17 am

I remember this one! Great drama on a no budget, except for the costumes. 🙂


Steven Clark
September 22nd, 2016 at 9:53 am

Brilliant little story.


September 22nd, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Excellent script, very descriptive. A drama at its best.


KP Mackie
September 22nd, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Slice-of-life gem.
A fan of historical-fiction, and this short short moved me.
Well done. 🙂

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