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This One Week Challenge is brought to you by the letter S!
The challenge is to write a short script of no fewer than 5 pages and no more than 10, not including the title page. All submissions are anonymous so DO NOT include your name on the title page.
All submissions must contain 3 criteria:
Criteria 1: Your script must feature sand, snow, or space. It must have some impact on your story or your characters. It doesnít have to be a desert, it could be a beach, an hourglass, or a sandbox. It could be the arctic or it could be a mountaintop or a snowy backyard. Space...well, itís space, as in outer space, and itís vast and full of possibilities.
Criteria 2: Your script must contain a shovel, a syringe, a seed, a shipwreck, a snake, or a skeleton. It must be more than set decoration, it must be part of some action or dialogue. It can be a prop, a macguffin, a plot point, even a character.
Criteria 3: Your script must contain a storm, a song, or a sickness. It must have some impact on the action or your characters. Darken or lighten the mood, set the tone, change the story direction, affect the plot, affect a character. These can be real or made up (I recommend not using a specific real song, but if thatís what you want go for it), they just have to clearly fulfill the criteria.
Feel free to include more than one of each criteria. Iím personally looking forward to the entry that starts in a subterranean cave with a sandy beach in the middle of the arctic and the action blasts off into space through a terrible storm, piloted by a skeleton with a snake coiled in her ribs and with osteoporosis singing a ballad while on the hunt for the last seed of a doomed alien species aboard their ship wrecked on the moon with only a shovel and a syringe to combat the now insane alien hordes inside, and all in ten pages.
So, to sum up: 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.
Submissions are due Friday January 24th at 11:59:59 EST as a properly formatted PDF file to SimplyScripts.com/OWC. Multiple entries are accepted.
The sickness can be implied as long as it's obvious. Like if someone was killed by an ebola-like virus it would be obvious they were sick with something by the condition of the body. The sickness should be a point of interest, not the body itself. It would be hard to use a skeleton to imply a sickness though, that would have to be explained through exposition somehow so it wouldn't be implied, it would be stated outright.
The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place IMDb link... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7062725/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
Well, this one's scintillating... And, multiple entries allowed. Wow.
Stevie! Where are you mate? You love OWCs with tight parameters and strict criteria.
Lol yeah just reading about it now Lib. Canít whinge about the openness of this one Great concept Rene! Iím still knee deep in my shark script which takes priority but Iíll see if I get any ideas for this This is perfect comedy vehicle
We had a massive storm here over night 11 inches of rain! Theme parks are closed and thereís some serious flooding We didnít really need that much rain here at the moment as it wasnít too bad The poor farmers out west still need it