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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.
Before moving away, a serial killer must make a decision.
Got a little coin? For £5 British Pounds or $6.50 American Money (or 82 degree Fahrenheit – I’m crap at English conversion) you can help get this made. Check out the trailer. Read a little more below and then go to Indiegogo and donate a few bucks.
|Anthony Cawood’s award winning short script, Glitch (pdf format), is being made by a filmmaker based in Edinburgh and will hopefully shoot in September.
The Director is currently crowd-funding to pay for the special effects required in the film, so if anyone is interested throwing a little coin to the campaign, it can be found on Indiegogo.
For those interested in the script… it’s a dystopian dark dramedy and sees a wife operate on her husband’s inflamed appendix using a temperamental VR headset, it won the best Horror/Thriller Short Script at the Nashville Film Festival in 2016.
Westworld: The Bicameral Mind – Emmy Nominated script
Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic “hosts.” However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged; but there is a price to be paid.
Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.
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The issue with the missing pages has been resolved
In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O’Neill’s told it’s an investigation of Hanssen’s sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O’Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O’Neill’s wife resents Hanssen’s intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film’s story. Can O’Neill help catch red-handed “the worst spy in history” and hold onto his personal life?
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Two bickering police detectives must find a way to capture the world’s most elusive criminal.
Some stories are tons of fun. Isn’t that what we go to movies for?
Angst, terror and philosophical symbolism isn’t needed for every film we see. Sometimes simple is the best. “Entertainment for the sake of entertainment” is a spectacular experience when done right. Especially when the jokes are primed to fly.
In his latest short The Changer, master storyteller David Troop makes a fun story live and breathe; resulting in chuckles galore!
Yet, for cops Kennedy and Harris, the events of The Changer are pure business. As often happens with film law enforcement types, these partners are different as two guys could be:
Kennedy’s a Caucasian veteran cop in his 40s – lacking any form of fashion sense. Of course, film-logic requires him paired with African-American Officer Harris. Ten years Kennedy’s junior, Harris is a “poster boy for Reebok.” Together, the two are on the job, seeking a mysterious master-of-disguise known simply as, “The Changer.
Tense and bickering from Page One, the couple track “the dude” to urban apartment 4D. With police badges on display, they bust down the door – only to find screaming hooker Petunia inside. Encouraged by the officer’s raised guns, Petunia points to the bathroom. Harris searches the area quickly, yet finds only – a cat inside.
Harris shrugs, turns his back. Allowing the Bizarre “Changer” to make his escape. Out the open bathroom window – down a rusty fire escape. Pretty soon, the chase is on (ala the Grand Budapest Hotel!).
In hot pursuit of a “tall figure in a trench coat”, the partners race through alleys, down gritty streets. Eventually, Harris corners the perp. (Kennedy joins the chase somewhat late… having stopped to “question” the hooker privately!). But soon, Kennedy and Harris have their man…
Still – given The Changer’s “special set of skills”, the question is… Do they have him cornered?
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Changer is a fun – and very funny – ride.
Think movies like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Police Academy, Naked Gun or Groundhog Day. If you’re a director who loves goofy comedy, then TC is your blockbuster. Set your humor on stun. And pull the cinematic wool over your audience’s tears-of-laughter-filled eyes!
Budget: Relatively low. Three talented male character actors (with good comedic timing) are required for the main roles. Plus a handful of extras. Settings include: Apartment interior rooms, stairway, streets, and an alley – all of which are easy to stage.
About the Writer: David M Troop has been writing since he could hold a No.2 pencil. In 2011 he began writing short films for MoviePoet.com and Simplyscripts.com. His produced short scripts include INSOMNIAC and THE DINER. Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 (a) gmail.
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About the Reviewer: California über reader/reviewer KP Mackie is working on a historical feature.
Like a Moth to The Flame – Filmed.
This just in from Jeff Easley, director/producer of the film,
A bedeviled woman hires a shaman to perform a ritual to extricate a rejecting lover from her mind.
Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty one original scripts from the July One Week Challenge wherein writers had a week to write a 9 to 12 page script in any genre on the theme of “Stranger in a Strange Land” with only four characters.
Jemimah is five years old and desperate for her dog, Tilly, to have puppies. When she learns her parents plan to have Tilly desexed, Jemimah embarks on a quest to get Tilly pregnant. She sets up a lemonade stand in her front yard, advertising her needs, only to have it promptly shut down by her mother. She deletes her older sister’s online dating profile, making it a profile for Tilly. A stranger contacts her and she agrees to meet, venturing out of her house at night without her parents knowing …
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