SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is June 25th, 2019, 11:54am
Please login or register.
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login
If you wish to join this discussion board, please send me a message. Please do read the guidelines that govern behavior on the discussion board. It will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone. A word about SimplyScripts and Censorship


Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration
Round 4 Scripts Posted

Excuses for last weekend



Short Script of the Day | Featured Script of the Month | Featured Short Scripts Available for Production | Submit Your Script

How do I get my film's link and banner here?
All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Forum Login
Username: Create a new Account
Password:     Forgot Password

SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    Screenwriting Discussion    Simplyscripts Collaborative Effort  ›  The 2010 Simply Script 7 week Feature challenge Moderators: Mr. Blonde
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

 Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 ... » : All
Recommend Print
  Author    The 2010 Simply Script 7 week Feature challenge  (currently 32276 views)
Angry Bear
Posted: July 16th, 2010, 10:50pm Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6593
Posts Per Day
1.59
Okay, here we go. There may be only a couple of people entering, but that's okay.

As mentioned earlier, a production company and Babz are looking for a thriller involving amnesia so that will be our assignment.

You have 7 weeks, until Sept 4th to write a feature. This is not a competition, but rather a spur to make us finish a script in the time allowed. This thread is meant to be helpful to those who chose to participate. If you get stuck and need help, post your questions or concerns here.

C'mon people, I know all of you can do it!  


Logged
Private Message
Ledbetter
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 9:10am Report to Moderator
Guest User



Pia,

I'm in!

Is there a rating they are wanting to keep it at? G, PG, R?

Shawn.....><
Logged
e-mail Reply: 1 - 481
Angry Bear
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 11:44am Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6593
Posts Per Day
1.59
So far it looks like we have "me", Jeff, Shawn and Brian and 1 maybe. That's good. Maybe some others will come along later on.

I think it would be a great idea if we could discuss our scripts and the progress here as well. It might help get us through that tough second act.

I have a title for mine and even a logline. Feel free to comment.

Blackout

A young, up and coming attorney about to get married  must solve the mystery of all the dead women in his apartment before the police does.



Quoted from Ledbetter

Is there a rating they are wanting to keep it at? G, PG, R?

No. You can write whatever rating you want. If you can write a G-rated one, that would probably be great. I have a feeling mine will be a hard R...well, at least I'm consistent!



Revision History (1 edits)
Angry Bear  -  July 17th, 2010, 12:01pm
Logged
Private Message Reply: 2 - 481
Mr. Blonde
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 3:38pm Report to Moderator
Board Moderator


What good are choices if they're all bad?

Location
Nowhere special.
Posts
2559
Posts Per Day
0.70

Quoted from Angry Bear
So far it looks like we have "me", Jeff, Shawn and Brian and 1 maybe. That's good. Maybe some others will come along later on.


I want to do it but I'm not sure. I'll definitely look into trying it, though. At the worst, I have exactly what I started with. Nothing.

Are there any budget constraints with this?

Well, I thought about it. I have a mild idea coming together. So far, this is what I have.

Title: Gold & 38.

Basic plot: A hitman wakes up in a backroom doctor's office to discover he can't remember anything about his past but has a gut feeling that someone is coming to kill him.

I could fill in more of the "why's" but if I decide to change it later, it may not matter anyway.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 3 - 481
Blakkwolfe
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 4:33pm Report to Moderator
Regular



Location
Florida, USA
Posts
746
Posts Per Day
0.17
I'm in. My period drama can wait.

Unless this is cheating, I'm gonna borrow the title of Bleeding Green from the OWC.

A beautiful amnesiac must recover her memory and prevent an eco-terrorist from destroying her and all mankind.

Recommend checking out http://www.thrillerwriters.org for in-depth info on the genre.


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently - Dove Chocolate Wrapper

Revision History (1 edits)
Blakkwolfe  -  July 17th, 2010, 5:06pm
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 4 - 481
GM
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 5:00pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Writing

Location
New York
Posts
2144
Posts Per Day
0.45
I'm down. I have to write a feature some point in my life. lol.

I'm going to use my Obscure short and expand upon it.

I have a logline in mind but can't quite capture it accurately into words. But when i do, I will definitely post here.

Hey pia

I like the concept. That type of scenario has really never been done before...I think.  

Hey Mr. Blonde

I think you might need to fix the logline. But not to worry, I'm in the same boat as you in regards to writing the logline for my script.  

Hey Blakkwolfe

Curious to see how the ecosystem works in a thriller story. I'll see if I can read the short to get a better idea of where you might be heading.
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 5 - 481
Coding Herman
Posted: July 17th, 2010, 10:36pm Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
Toronto, Canada
Posts
458
Posts Per Day
0.13
I think the tough part about amnesia scripts is the why part.

Why did this character have amnesia? And the answer to that will give all sorts of background information about that character. Actually, I think the background information is the fuel of the entire story.

And usually in amnesia thriller story, someone is killed or going to be killed, and the protagonist has to find out why.

What if the person who has amnesia is NOT our protagonist? That'd be something different.


FEATURE:

Memwipe
- Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller (114 pages) - In a world where memories can be erased by request, a Memory Erasing Specialist desperately searches for the culprit when his wife becomes a target for erasure -- with his former colleagues hot on his trail.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 6 - 481
Brian M
Posted: July 18th, 2010, 2:40am Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
Glasgow
Posts
462
Posts Per Day
0.12
I've got a basic idea for a twisty thriller mixed with some action. Basic idea is that the main character is pretty high up in a terrorist cell operating in New York but gets amnesia because of an accident with one of their own bombs. With no memory of how or why he is involved with something like this, he tries to piece together his past and question if what he doing is right before thousands of lives are lost. Lots of ticking time bombs and hopefully good twists in the story.

I've still to plan it out scene by scene but I've got a pretty good idea where I want it to go. Obviously, it could fall flat right away as our main character is a terrorist, and working on characters has been a terrible weak spot for me, but hey, that's why it's a challenge. No title or suitable logline yet, those can wait until the end. I hope to start writing before the end of July if I can get something out the way first.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 7 - 481
Simon Crane
Posted: July 18th, 2010, 10:36am Report to Moderator
New-ish



Posts
7
Posts Per Day
0.00
This is my last week at work before my Summer Holiday starts on the 23rd.

My priority at the moment is the Red Planet Prize (a UK TV competition), but one way or the other that will be out of the way by the 31st, it's closing date.

Then...

I have learnt my lesson after last year, and am not going to commit myself at this point. We'll just see what we see.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 8 - 481
khamanna
Posted: July 18th, 2010, 1:34pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Posts
3165
Posts Per Day
0.89
I'm thinking of joining. I have a 10 page short - a thriller involving amnesia.

Here's the logline: A corrupt police officer tries to buy his identical twin's life by offering him dirty money. Little does he know that his impoverished brother has been an undercover officer working on his case.

I might have given away the plot in the logline though.

Haven't written a feature in a really long time!
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 9 - 481
Ledbetter
Posted: July 18th, 2010, 5:37pm Report to Moderator
Guest User



Although I am to busy to work on this right now, I do have an idea based on the last table read.

I was under the imperssion that Babz wanted the first ten pages of a script THAT WAS BEING WORKED ON. So I started writing a script. Come to find out of course, it was the first ten pages of a completed script.

Maybe someone could pitch this idea to her.

The first ten pages of your work in progress to guage whether or not she might be interested.

The first ten pages to be completed in say 1 or 2 weeks.

If not, you are not out 7 weeks of work. If it does peak an interest, you can go from there to complete it.

Just a thought.

Shawn.....><
Logged
e-mail Reply: 10 - 481
Angry Bear
Posted: July 19th, 2010, 10:17am Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6593
Posts Per Day
1.59
Jeff, or anyone else for that matter, you can start anytime you like. It needs to be finished by September 4th though.  


Logged
Private Message Reply: 11 - 481
Dreamscale
Posted: July 19th, 2010, 11:10am Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients


Yes, that is my real hair...

Location
Cave Creek, AZ
Posts
11010
Posts Per Day
2.61
Hey everyone, I was gone all weekend.  Just found this new thread.

Sounds like you guys are well on your way already...especially Pia!  Very, very impressive.

I've been doing some brainstorming and have a rough concept for a hard R thriller involving amnesia...or at least, something like amnesia.

The protag will be either male or female.  Supporting cast will mostly all be humans.  There will be either a dog or cat that com into play.  Budget will not be small.  Language will be English.

Am I giving away too much already?

Good luck everyone!  Should be fun.


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 12 - 481
Brian M
Posted: July 19th, 2010, 12:44pm Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
Glasgow
Posts
462
Posts Per Day
0.12
My story has changed slightly. My main character is undercover with the terrorist cell when one of the bombs explodes by accident, giving him some major amnesia. The FBI lose the terrorist cell and have to rely on him to piece together the clues and remember where the other bombs are before it's too late.

That's the idea so far, although it could probably change more as the days go on. Still not started writing, but I will when I plan every single scene in my head so I don't get stuck halfway through.

I'm not bothered about writing this to send it to a production company... I'd rather use this as an exercise to write something new again. Damn rewrites will be the death of me. Good luck to all!
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 13 - 481
khamanna
Posted: July 19th, 2010, 12:54pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Posts
3165
Posts Per Day
0.89
Thanks Pia, sounds great. I'm in then.

Here's the short I'm expanding on:

http://waterandoil-productions.com/deanna/Robbie's%20Files/Contest/ItTakeTwo.pdf

(I didn't care to properly format it; also first half of a page is not mine, it's written by the producer - that was a part of the assignment)

Also, if you wish to read it - better copy paste it in the search window, clicking on it does not work most of the time.

Revision History (1 edits)
khamanna  -  July 19th, 2010, 3:54pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 14 - 481
 Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 ... » : All
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    Simplyscripts Collaborative Effort  [ previous | next ] Switch to:
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on


Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.71B © 2001-2006