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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Original Script Sunday for January 19th - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty five original scripts. Go read ’em.

– Don

Friday, January 17, 2020

The January One Week Challenge has begun - post author Don

You have seven days to write a screenplay between 5 and 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format on the following theme:

Genre: any
Budget: any
Pages: 5-10 not including title page
Criteria 1: pick one of sand, snow, or space
Criteria 2: pick one of a shovel, a syringe, a seed, a shipwreck, a snake, or a skeleton
Criteria 3: pick one of a storm, a song, or a sickness
Submissions must contain all three criteria.

Please visit the Discussion Board for the answers to questions you may have.

The scripts are due on Friday, January 24th at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

Timeline:
1/24 – Scripts are due to SimplyScripts.com/owc
1/31 or so – votes due

The Gist

5 – 10 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

*Free to submit. But, you are committing to reading and reviewing as many scripts as you can.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © 2020 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

Best of luck and I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this contest.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Original Script Sunday Returns! - post author Don

The last of the winter holidays are over. I think. Getting back on the Original Script Sunday schedule. So, over on the Original Scripts page are twenty three original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Original Script Sunday (has come on a Wednesday) - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Original Script Sunday for November 24 - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Original Script Sunday for November 17th - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Original Script Sunday - post author Don

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

– Don

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Original Script Sunday - post author Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty-one original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trail to Halloween – T minus 1 day - post author Don

The next bend on the trail to Halloween leads through some …

Brown Water (8 pages in pdf format) by Dena McKinnon

What if the only thing you were scared of was the only thing that could save you?

Brown Water is a fascinating little tale set in a rural place near a swamp. Something is up with the swamp that gives little Tadpole a sickening fear of water. Her mother used to say the brown water is not cursed, but blessed and it takes the evil away. Day after day Tadpole comes to the swamp and watches the water in attempt to understand what evil her mother was talking about.

Characters – 2 main, 4 episodically, a few extras
Locations – 4 – swamp, church, cabin, road.
Prop – canoe

About the writer: Dena McKinnon is a talented writer with a number of produced shorts under her belt. Check out Dena’s IMDB credits and website at DenaMcKinnon.com.

About the reviewer: Khamanna Iskandarova is a dedicated mother and wife. She was born and raised in Azerbaijan, a small country at the shores of the Caspian Sea, but she has been living in the US for the most part of her life. She has several features completed, as well as a dozen shorts, some of which were produced by independent productions. Khamanna can be reached at khamanna “AT” hotmail. Check out her IMDB Creds

The October 2017 One Week Challenge is a short 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.

Note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it.

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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