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Zack
Posted: July 29th, 2022, 10:53am Report to Moderator
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Welcome to the '22 Summer Quickie Challenge!  

Your challenge is to write a 3-6 page properly formatted screenplay depicting some sort of global(or natural) disaster. Open genre. Here's the catch... This story must be told from a found footage perspective.

You've got until 8/6, Midnight EDT to submit your scripts! Get on it, people!

No pistakes. One script per writer, though I'm not opposed to writers teaming up.

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

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

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

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

(Don's rule)
Participants must read and comment/review in the discussion board all the scripts submitted or your work will be removed (no harm, no foul. I understand that life gets in the way).

Please put (c)2022 on your title page.

Submit your script here - http://simplyscripts.com/owc

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.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.

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Don  -  August 7th, 2022, 10:07am
reconned the number of scripts needed to be read.
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JEStaats
Posted: July 29th, 2022, 11:30am Report to Moderator
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No sh*t, there I was....

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So not a quickie? A whole 7 days? Hmmm... I'll have to check my schedule.

I'm in!
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Storey_Matters
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Why does it feel as though I've just been gauntlet-slapped? Only chickens run away from a challenge, right? I've never written found-footage before, but I have the weekend off. Why not?
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MarkRenshaw
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Found footage is generally frowned upon by people who look remarkably like me, but I'll have a think and see if I can come up with something!


For more of my scripts, stories, produced movies and the ocassional blog, check out my new website. CLICK
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leitskev
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I haven't done a challenge in a long time, and I am busy as he!!, but I am going to do this one. Simply Scripts became part of my life 11 years ago. And through it I made many friends, 2 of them which are now among my best friends. Don has always been a gentleman throughout the many wars that are inevitable in any forum. He's always been there to support any member, from the more promising writers to the schleps like me. He asks nothing in return, but a little support isn't too much to ask. Heck, I might even make a little video to promote it online. Wish I had a better-looking mug to do it than mine. If anyone wants so film it, you can send to me, I'll edit it.

I'm also willing to help mentor any new member that's a complete newb to screenwriting. I'll do so by sending them to Jeff!
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Zack
Posted: July 29th, 2022, 11:51am Report to Moderator
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Quoted from JEStaats
So not a quickie? A whole 7 days? Hmmm... I'll have to check my schedule.

I'm in!


Quick-ish. You've got plenty of time to write. But, the short page length of the scripts should result in quick and easy reads.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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MarkRenshaw
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I'm currently involved in something huge that I've been dying to tell everyone about but I don't want to curse it and I'm also under an NDA so I can't!

The reason I mention it here is something has come up and I've got a paid gig with a one week deadline, the exact same week of this challenge. So I can't take part in this OWC as I've got a OWC!

I hope I get to tell you all mote about it someday, but sadly I'm out of this one. Best of luck to all who enter!


For more of my scripts, stories, produced movies and the ocassional blog, check out my new website. CLICK
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Kevin_L
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Quoted from leitskev
I haven't done a challenge in a long time, and I am busy as he!!, but I am going to do this one. Simply Scripts became part of my life 11 years ago. And through it I made many friends, 2 of them which are now among my best friends. Don has always been a gentleman throughout the many wars that are inevitable in any forum. He's always been there to support any member, from the more promising writers to the schleps like me. He asks nothing in return, but a little support isn't too much to ask. Heck, I might even make a little video to promote it online. Wish I had a better-looking mug to do it than mine. If anyone wants so film it, you can send to me, I'll edit it.

I'm also willing to help mentor any new member that's a complete newb to screenwriting. I'll do so by sending them to Jeff!


Hey Kev!

It's been a minute.  You've always been friendly and helpful to me.   Glad you're staying busy.   Good luck with the challenge!
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Don
Posted: July 29th, 2022, 3:42pm Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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Quoted from leitskev
I haven't done a challenge in a long time, and I am busy as he!!, but I am going to do this one. Simply Scripts became part of my life 11 years ago. And through it I made many friends, 2 of them which are now among my best friends. Don has always been a gentleman throughout the many wars that are inevitable in any forum. He's always been there to support any member, from the more promising writers to the schleps like me. He asks nothing in return, but a little support isn't too much to ask. Heck, I might even make a little video to promote it online. Wish I had a better-looking mug to do it than mine. If anyone wants so film it, you can send to me, I'll edit it.

I'm also willing to help mentor any new member that's a complete newb to screenwriting. I'll do so by sending them to Jeff!


Kevin,

That's lovely to say.  I'm glad the site has been of use to you.  You have contributed hugely to this place.

- Don



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ChrisBodily
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Perfect day for an announcement. My family, who are never not noisy (and often disruptively so), are annoyingly being present/busy/cleaning. I certainly don't have the peace of mind for the job this time. Besides, I already have a found footage pseudo-doc type horror script in the pipeline. (It's Chupacabra. Remember that one?)

It sucks. I wish I could just write anymore. But every waking moment has to be plagued by noise. It's a fate worse than death.

And found footage isn't a genre I'm necessarily enthused with. A few work, but most don't.


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LC
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Zack, I was looking at your clues last night, specifically at the 6th.
Thought, hmm, maybe cloning was a part of this - The 6th Day - Arnie.  ;

Okay, I've always looked at found footage like it's a bit hard.
Guess I'll look at Cloverfield and The Blair Witch re formatting.
Anyone else got any other examples, maybe Short versions?

Regardless of the global disaster scenario, Is this open genre?


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I wrote a found footage once. Just write it from the camera's POV, but let characters turn to speak to the camera every now and then if you want to. Easiest is to just state at the beginning that it is CAMERA POV.

INT. DON'S HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT

A dark room. Don sleeps in the bed.
LIBBY turns to the camera. Whispers.

    LIBBY
You really think it's a good
idea to set off these fireworks
in here?

    ZACK (O.S)
Yes. Don loves a good scare.

    LIBBY
Okay.

Zack reaches out, hands Libby a lighter.

  


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Quoted from Grandma Bear
I wrote a found footage once. Just write it from the camera's POV, but let characters turn to speak to the camera every now and then if you want to. Easiest is to just state at the beginning that it is CAMERA POV.

INT. DON'S HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT

A dark room. Don sleeps in the bed.
LIBBY turns to the camera. Whispers.

    LIBBY
You really think it's a good
idea to set off these fireworks
in here?

    ZACK (O.S)
Yes. Don loves a good scare.

    LIBBY
Okay.

Zack reaches out, hands Libby a lighter.

  

Had me laughing out loud, Pia.


Thank you.


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Zack
Posted: July 29th, 2022, 9:31pm Report to Moderator
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Open genre, Libby.

Pia nailed it. Put a CAMERA POV in the scene header and make it clear that we are watching someone's recorded footage.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Arundel
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This story must be told from a found footage perspective.
depicting some sort of global(or natural) disaster

I did this EXACT thing back for a 2020 script challenge. I'm such an innovator!
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