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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hell Bent – Short Script Review (available for production) - post author Don

Hell Bent (10 pages in pdf format) by John Staats writing as Louis No’mour (JEStaats)

Three bandits on the run must choose their own path to Peace.

Three horseback riders must ride through an Indian cemetery to get to freedom. But Indians don’t like it when white folks wake them up.

Characters – 3 main
Locations – 3 – desert, mountains, hotel
CGI – skeletons, ghostly horses, real horses

John Staats is a talented and prolific writer who can be reached at: jestaats (a)

This is an October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short. The OWC is a screenwriting exercise wherein writers are given a week to write a short script on the theme and genre provided. These are quickly done and may be a little rough around the edges considering the short time frame in which they are written.

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

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which have been independently produced. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna (a) hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Last Flag Flying and Wonderstruck screenplays – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Thanks “Barksid” for the heads up on these two from Amazon

Last Flag Flying – October 30, 2016 unspecified draft script by Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan (Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan) – hosted by: Amazon – in pdf format

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with ex-Marines Sal and Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire.

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Wonderstruck – Undated, unspecified draft script by Brian Selznick (Based on his illustrated novel) – hosted by: Amazon – in pdf format

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

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Roadside Attraction by Gary Howell – filmed as Country Road 12 - post author Don

Roadside Attraction (9 page short drama in pdf) by Gary “Hawkeye” Howell

A young man finds that a woman he rescues from an automobile accident is hiding a terrible secret.

Roadside Attraction from Gary Howell on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Beguiled screenplay – For your consideration - post author Don

Focus Features has release Beguiled

The Beguiled – Undated, unspecified draft script by Sophia Coppola (based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan) – hosted by: Focus Features – in pdf format

Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth’s Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man’s favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Déjà Vu – Short Film - post author Don

Déjà Vu (11 pages in pdf format with director notes and changes) by Stephen Yun, Ian Thompson, Jonathan Sison, & Max Olarinde (and McKensie Wolsey, Trisha Nguyen, and Corey Clark) (story by Corey Clark). Directed by Trisha Nguyen and Corey Clark

Two friends go out for a midnight snack, but one begins to realize that he is stuck in a loop.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Hiatus. 11/23 – 11/28 - post author Don


I will be going dark to spend time with my family, returning November 28th.

– Don

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Logan screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Thanks to “Barksid” for the heads up on this…

…bit of news.

Marvel Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Mr. [James] Mangold have chosen Cinephilia & Beyond as the stage for the online premiere of Logan’s screenplay.

Read the entire article ‘Be Inspired to Try Things, Miracles Happen When Someone Takes a Chance’: A Conversation with James Mangold

Logan – undated final shooting draft script by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green (Story by James Mangold) – hosted by: – in pdf format

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. screenplay – For Your Consideration - post author Don

Disney has released another script…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – Undated, unspecified draft script by James Gunn – hosted by: Disney – in pdf format

After saving Xandar from Ronan’s wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.

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Original Script Sunday for November 19th (Has come on a Monday) - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are sixteen original works for your reading pleasure.

– Don

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