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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Original Script Sunday for November 18, 2018 - post author Don

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

– Don

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The October 2018 OWC Hyper Epic Choice… - post author Don

Beneath The Surface (6 pages in pdf format) by Richard D. Kinsella

(click the image to take you to the full version)

Read the rest at HyperEpics.com

Beneath The Surface adapted by Thomas Tuna from Richard’s script.


About the Writer: Richard D. Kinsella is a multi-award winning Director and Screenwriter from Manchester, UK. A restless soul who has circumnavigated the world twice and has visited 110 countries in his relatively short and increasingly surreal life, he is currently putting the finishing touches to a feature script he hopes to film next year. Check out his IMDb credits. Rick can be reached at scartissuefilms at gmail.


About Hyper Epics: Home of the 3 page sagas, Hyper Epics is a bold anthology series that offers diverse and exciting comic book stories on its website – www.hyperepics.com – and in print form. Each original story is packed with stunning artwork, memorable characters, and captivating stories enhanced with dazzling soundtracks. It is quickly becoming a go-to destination for readers worldwide. SimplyScripts is a Patreon supporter of Hyper Epics.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Original script Sunday has come on a Monday - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Original Script Sunday for October 28th - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Original Script Sunday! The Scripts of the October One Week Challenge - post author Don

The Original Scripts page has thirteen (!) original short scripts written for the One Week Challenge wherein participants wrote a 4 to 7 page script on the theme of Creature Feature in the hopes that one of them can be turned into a three page comic by HyperEpics.

And, last week’s Original Scripts didn’t get a lot of air time. Please, check them out.

– Don

Friday, October 19, 2018

Sorry to Bother You and A Quiet Place screenplays – For Your Consideration AND Original Script Friday - post author Don

Check out two new scripts up for award considerationSorry to Bother You (pdf) from Annapurna and A Quiet Place (pdf) from Paramount.

Find them all on the Screenplays Studios are Posting for Award Consideration page.

And

Over on the Original Scripts page are 28 original, unproduced scripts for your reading pleasure.

and lastly, tick, tock.

Get your One Week Challenge script in tonight. Hit the link for the deets.

– Don

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Driver Les by Larry Postel – Short Script Review (available for production) - post author LC

DRIVER LES (pdf format) by Larry Postel

When their getaway driver leaves them stranded after a bank robbery, two thieves unknowingly hijack a driverless car with a mind of its own.

Cars, more specifically driverless cars, feature prominently in film. From Johnnycab, the ventriloquist-like dummy of Total Recall, to the flying cars of Minority Report and Blade Runner, to quirky KITT in Nightrider, and Herbie, the titular sentient anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle of the movie of the same name.

We generally associate driverless cars with science fiction, however the horror genre introduced us to Steven King’s homicidal Christine, Pixar gave us Cars, and Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends is a beloved children’s favourite.

And now, writer, Larry Postel expertly blends futuristic with comedy crime-caper and introduces us to the aptly named: Driver Les.

We open on two bank robbers who may well go down in the annals as two of the ‘world’s dumbest’, but also lovable criminal characters. They’ve just ‘won the lottery’- so to speak – only to discover their getaway driver has done a runner, and they’ve been left high and dry in the middle of the street, bag of money slung over a shoulder – notes threatening to spill out onto the pavement – and sirens pealing in the near distance.

Things are not looking good for our guys…

They’re just about to give it all away when quite suddenly and fortuitously they happen upon Driver Les, a fully automated driver-less vehicle rolling down the road without a fare.

In their hour of need Driver Les appears to be a dream come true. He’s amiable and accommodating – if bordering on a little needy – and eager to please, offering a library of music available for the boy’s listening pleasure, and an equally impressive selection of refreshing beverages on hand.

When the boys discover the car is equipped with cameras and their driver possesses a photo-memory, the boys freak out, until Driver Les reassures them:

           DRIVER LES (V.O.)
… you gentleman are very pleasant.
There is no suspicious activity here.
     (pause)
Other than the fact that you are skiing
in the middle of July.

           ROBBER 2
Huh?

           ROBBER 1
     (mutters)
The ski masks, numbnuts.

Destination reached, our robbers are so impressed the decision is made to book Driver Les as getaway driver for their next bank heist.

Hmm, whatever could go wrong?

In a funny and ironic final-act twist, just when we think our robbers are into the home stretch and going to get off scot-free, yet again, one of our dim-witted robbers makes a serious error in judgement. It’s a mistake that offends Driver Les – in fact it’s one of Driver Les’s ‘pet peeves’. It’s a big boo-boo that has both boys wishing they’d taken the bus, hailed a cab, or otherwise just hot-footed it up the road with the loot.

Written with perfectly timed humour and wit, Driver Les is sure to be a crowd pleaser at festivals.

Filmmakers: It’s time to take this one to the finish line. Hop in the driver’s seat, get behind the wheel, and put your foot down fast, lest you get run over in the rush.

Production: You’ll want to be a little ingenious with the shoot, but Larry’s made it easier for you with most of the action focused on the two leads in the back seat. Three main characters. One character: V.O. only. A car, some cold hard cash of the counterfeit variety, a couple of ski masks, and you’ll be ready to hit the road.

About the Writer Larry Postel: Over the course of my screenwriting career, I’ve sold and optioned many scripts, and had a handful of short films produced. I’ve also been a finalist and winner in several screenwriting contests, including winning the 2005 Grand Prize in the PAGE Awards competition. Contact Larry at: lpostel1 (a) verizon.net.

Read DRIVER LES (10 pages in PDF format)

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

Find more scripts available for production.

About the reviewer: L. Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently works as a freelance web-content editor and lives with her husband (also a screenwriter) in Sydney, Australia.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Original Script Sunday for October 7th and Shifters - post author Don

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

And when you are done reading, may I interest you in a free, full length horror movie?

Who doesn’t love a full free horror movie? SHIFTER is a new vampire movie with all the chills of classic vampire movies and all the blockbuster thrills of a teen screams cabin in the woods movie! In this genre-bending action horror thriller, eight young friends on a weekend vacation are pulled into an eternal struggle between two ancient and powerful beings.

Watch it NOW at ShifterMovie.ca

This is the kind of late-night movie your 14 year-old self would sneakily rent for a sleepover with your best buds…so make sure you’ve got some people to share the laughs and screams (and beers) with!

And save future you a few minutes and subscribe to California Balloon Films You Tube Channel. A little bird (named Chris) told me that there will be some future movies there tht future you would love.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Original Script Sunday for September 30, 2018 - post author Don

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

Also, if you anonymously submit an original screenplay you’ve written, if there isn’t an email address to contact you, it just gets deleted.

– Don

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    To See More Light by Logan McDonald

    A family lives a simple life in the countryside after the collapse of society. After investigating strange smoke coming from a neighboring field and having to fight for his life, Father comes back home to find his family murdered. He sets off looking for revenge. 7 pages
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