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Posted: May 29th, 2020, 8:19pm Report to Moderator
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Recent events have shown us the world can be a scary place, and we are but bit-players in an increasingly unpredictable and sometimes terrifying world...

But who doesnít love a few jump-scares of the celluloid kind, especially from the comfort of your own lounge-chair?

This monthís theme is: Future Shock a term coined by futurist, Alvin Toffler.
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/books/alvin-toffler-author-of-future-shock-dies-at-87.html

Your mission, should you accept it, is to tell a story of how you envisage an ever changing world in the future.

The genre is Horror, SciFi.

The focus of your story should primarily be on horror and your ability to scare your audience with your future vision taking in consideration technologies, existing and emerging.

The SciFi component should be based on current and futuristic concepts of science and technology.

Examples: Virtual Reality, AI, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Drones, Spying Smart Home Devices, Smart phones, Webcam, Driverless Cars, Cloning, Biotech & Gene therapy,  Recognition Software, cryogenics, personal microchip implants, 3Dprinters, etcetera.

Time Period: Your script should be set in the near future. It should not exceed fifty years and preferably be set in your own foreseeable life-time.

Budget: For production purposes, ideally your script should be self-contained with minimal cast, no huge set pieces, not too ambitious SFX, if any.

Horror micro-short films are very popular with filmmakers so keep this in mind when writing.

So...

Write a 2 to 6 page (not including the title page) properly formatted, short script.

Theme: Future Shock
Genre: Horror SciFi
Challenge: Stories inspired by a scary future. Micro-horror shorts with a view to being budget-friendly.

Links to inspire:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror
https://www.neondystopia.com/c.....and-machine-terrors/
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/creepiest-technologies-tech-examples-ai-2019-8?r=US&IR=T


There will be a review page emailed to you for you to score the scripts you read. Please only give scores to scripts that you have read. Please do not rate scripts in your review.

Schedule:

Friday 5/29 - Theme and Genre release
Friday 6/5 - Scripts due 11:59 pm edt
Saturday 6/6 - Noon edt Scripts Posted
Friday 6/12 - Writers Choice votes due

This isn't a contest - it's a challenge. There are no official prizes.

You may submit more than one script but it's better to write one GREAT script than two or three mediocre ones. You may also have a writing partner.

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

Do not put your real name on your script; this is an anonymous challenge. However, please use your real name when submitting your script.

After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit your script with your name on it.

Participants must read and comment/review in the discussion board at least five other scripts submitted.

Please put ©2020 on your title page.

Submit your two to six page script, anonymously to simplyscripts.com/owc by midnight June 5th midnight edt.

Any questions about the challenge, post them here.

There will be a review page emailed to you for you to score the scripts you read. Please only give scores to scripts that you have read. Please do not rate scripts in your review.

Edit: Details of deadline will be confirmed by Don.



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What good are choices if they're all bad?

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Here it comes: the Dystopian OWC. This ought to be a hell of an interesting contest to read. =)


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Awesome challenge, Libby! Potential ideas are already racing through my mind.
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Goody, thought you might like it, Zack!

I hope you'll enter this one, Sean.


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Okay, hopefully Sean to the rescue.

Someone (other than a Mod) try to post now...


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C'mon, people! Sound off!
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Okay, it's not me...

Don't worry, we'll get it sorted. If no one else can post on this thread there must be a technical problem (kinda fitting for the challenge) and once the cats stop chasing Don, I'm sure he'll come to our rescue.


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Quoted from LC
Okay, it's not me...

Don't worry, we'll get it sorted. If no one else can post on this thread there must be a technical problem (kinda fitting for the challenge) and once the cats stop chasing Don, I'm sure he'll come to our rescue.


Itís sorted. Apologies. Anyone registered user can post, now.

Don


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Thank you, Don. =)


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Ditto, thanks Don.

Still so quiet...
I'll be around if anyone does have questions.

A few movie links to get the cogs turning.

https://www.neondystopia.com/c.....and-machine-terrors/
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls079766026/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/



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I'm sure I'll have some questions for you in a bit, Libby. In the closing pages of a new feature. As soon as I get this beast wrapped up, I'm shifting focus to this.
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Thanks, Zack. Maybe it's self explanatory, there are no questions, and people are hard at it already.


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Pissers allowed?  Asking for a friend  


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Haha! I'm sure you can do better than that, Stevie.

Part of the challenge is legitimate scares. Pisser implies comedy which this is not, so sorry, no.


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Jeff doing weird things in a script is pure full blown horror, Lib...


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