Sunday, 17 June 2018

Budget Friendly 'TAG' / 'LABEL' word

"If you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros."

Jamie Lerner 

I'm going to start adding a new tag to search for budget friendly scripts.  Easy to film.


I'll look at both, geography, buildings, and characters.


  • CHARACTERS


No more than five.


  • BUILDINGS


I'll keep an open mind on this.  A home/house with multiple rooms I'll see as budget friendly.  Other buildings might not be so easy like a warehouse or church.  It all depends since all towns/cities may not have all these kinds of buildings.

Also, a script may include multiple buildings, so perhaps no more than three would be good.


  • GEOGRAPHY


Not all places have rivers or lakes, deserts or mountains.  So I'll keep this in mind if locations would indicate a dramatic change in scenery.

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N.B.

If there's anything else I think of or you believe I should include in my parameters.  Please let me know.

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Guilt and Revenge

Logline:

George needs to get something off his chest.  But doesn't foresee the consequences.

Length ~ 4 pages

Cast ~ 3

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Another rewrite.

This script was originally created in 2008.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Abortion Clinic

Logline:

A young lady goes to an abortion clinic only to be challenged by the doctor for her intentions and asked insensitive questions.

Length: Five pages

Cast: 3

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I wrote this story ten years ago in 2008.  It has now been picked to become part of a university's school curriculum for Ateneo de Davao University of the Philippines.

I've updated the script given it a much needed makeover.  Think of it as an absurd dramedy.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rick and Morty - Science Versus Magic

Logline:

Jerry finally finds a job he's actually good at, but this upsets Beth because of his assistants, and annoys Rick who uses science to prove magic isn't what it seems to be.

Length ~ 30 pages

Cast ~ 16

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Never Again

Logline:

Alexi gets delayed for her date by an attentive taxi driver who only has one thing on his mind.

Length - 2 pages

Cast: 3

The Plan

Logline:

Chris wants to paintball.  Rick has other ideas, but his plan isn't well thought through.

Length - 8 pages

Cast: 6

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

I'm Now On Patreon

I'm now on Patreon!

If you like what you read, any story, please pledge whatever you can.

https://www.patreon.com/jayrex/overview

I've created so many stories I'd love to inject life into.

The larger the pledge, the more you gain.

Thank you!

Mind Jacked

Logline:

Erica gets capture before she can make her Valentine's Day date.  But what has she done to end up in court?

Length - 5 pages

Cast: 8

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This was for a competition held by SimplyScripts.com.  The script had to cover these three parameters within 48 hours:


  • Sci-Fi, Courtroom, Valentine's Day


You can view the site and feedback here:

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1521490638/

I'm going to rewrite this without the courtroom scene.  I had to cut many scenes out just to make the five page requirements.

I'm going to turn this into an original episode.  If you're wanting to see the revised piece, let me know.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Rick and Morty - Don't Call Me

I created a fun writing challenge for this Reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/5MinSketchesRandM/comments/846dun/finish_my_sketch_fun_challenge/

Here's the details:

This is a writing game where you either start it or finish the story.

If I write 1 page. You write 1 page.

If you write 3 pages. I write 3 pages.

Etc...

We'll use Celtx as it's free and common.




*EDIT

I've just finished a two page sketch:



Logline:
Everyone keeps receiving messages except Jerry. He feels left out of the loop. But then he receives a mysterious phonecall that leaves him happy.

Feel free to bend or twist the story however you feel.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Rick and Morty - Element Rick

Logline:

Rick creates a new element for the Taig alien race but doesn’t honor the deal.  They take revenge by capturing Jerry, who later reveals his inner thoughts, changing Morty forever.

Length - 29 pages

Cast: 18

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Rick and Morty - What Have You Learnt Morty?

Logline:

Morty struggles to study for his exam, Rick decides to help Morty to learn by showing him first hand.  Meanwhile Jerry starts a new job that doesn't turn out as expected.

Cast: 19

Length: 25 pages

Friday, 9 February 2018

5 Minute Sketches ~ Rick And Morty

I've created a new community based on Rick and Morty, the objective is to write 5 Minute sketches in the spirit of MoviePoet.com.  A community that holds free monthly competitions based on a random theme, the writers are also anonymous.  So the scripts are judged on merit.

If you like to give this a go, feel free to join here:

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Rick and Morty - Under Surveillance

Logline:

Rick beats up Morty to save him, then discovers the Galactic Federation are after him again.  Meanwhile Jerry is forced to work thanks to Rick.

Synopsis:

Rick attacks Morty to purge him of a Galactic Alien spy who has been collecting evidence on Rick to put him away. When reports get back to Galactic headwaters, they release micro-spies to monitor Rick, which appear as pimples on Summer and Morty.

Meanwhile, Rick has pawned Jerry off into the slave trade in exchange for drugs and has replaced him at home with a Blow-Up version of Jerry. No one notices. Jerry is enslaved on a Mimic Planet and put to work doing menial labor work. He dislikes the job, but does receive recognition as a fairly decent worker.

Back at Home, Rick also deduces that he is being tracked by being followed in an alternate dimension where Rick doesn’t exists, and is able to find the Mercenary tracking him. Rick then suspects Summer of housing a Gromflomite colony. He puts Summer under close watch to review the small colony of Gromflamite spies on her face. He removes the colony, destroying countless micro-lives in the process. The Gromflamite commander decides to call in the Eccledyke (shadows) to bring back Rick- dead or alive.

Rick and Morty go out to space for lunch at a space-pitstop. While Morty is in the bathroom attempting to see if he has another colony of spies on him, his reflection attempts to harm him- evidence that he is still being tracked to get to Rick (this is the Eccledyke). Rick is able to get the Spy out of Morty, with the twist that the meal Rick ordered for him would counteract the zapper Rick used to get the alien out.

At the Smith home, Beth realizes the Jerry balloon is not actually Jerry when it begins to deflate. Beth realizes she was too stressed to even see her husband was gone. Rick makes trip to Rescue Jerry, where a shoot out occurs to free him. Jerry is happy to leave, although recognizes he at least had some workplace recognition as a slave. When he gets back home, he receives a slightly luke warm welcome- specifically from Summer, who ignores him.

Length: 28 pages

Cast: 23

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Rick and Morty - R Is For Rickdetta

Logline:

Rick bumps into another Rick at the Council of Ricks that sets off a turn of events that escalates and gets out of control.  Leaving Rick with no option but to kill the other Rick.

Synopsis:

While Rick is on Holiday with Morty, Revenge Rick has messed with Rick’s timeline by unleashing numerous Jerrys into his world. Annoyed and upset by this, Rick decides it’s time to defeat Revenge Rick once and for all. He tries several things to neutralize the pesky Jerry’s, like Producing a God-Like Hologram to scare them into submission, but in the meantime, Revernege Rick collects several Jerrys’ and asks them for help to defeat Rick. As expected, the Jerry’s are unhelpful and Revenge Rick decides to glean some ideas from Rick, and then improve upon them. Revenge Rick uncovers several plans for Rick’s defeat- but finds all of them unoriginal. Rick is able to (easily) get out of the Jerrys that Revenge Rick needed help from them to defeat Rick and puts together that Revenge Rick is probably trying to steal ideas from him.

Rick steals the microverse engine from Rick’s space car, and just then, Beth comes in and informs him and the crowd of Jerrys that ONE of the Jerrys got a job. Teh Jerrys all claimed the job but they are able to eliminate the imposters and find the correct matching Jerry - Jerry9. Revenge Rick leaves Rick’s dimension, seemingly because of the horrific smell caused by Beth’s horse.

Meanwhile Beth has stolen a race-horse she believes is ill and has him kept up in the backyard, in order to cure it of a disease she believes it has. The horse however, causes the house to smell awful and sneezes all over Morty and causes the family general unrest. Also, every time Beth or Beth2 see Rick or Revenge Rick, they attempt to bribe his affection with dessert. In our final act, we learn that Beth stole the horse from the race track, and is now blacklisted from returning to the Track.


When close on Revenge Rick, a few days later, getting in his space care to run and errand and the ship blowing up.

Length ~ Twenty Seven Pages

Cast: 10

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Hitching A Ride

Logline:

Santa Claus needs to hitch a ride on a plane, his reindeer are too tired for the very last job of the night.  But this Santa Claus isn't what he seems to be.  The passengers are all too happy to receive their gifts to notice something isn't quite right.

Length ~ Six Pages

-Writer compensation: Free to use, percentage of any competition earnings.

-Location resources: A plane

-Actor resources (with descriptions): Ten voice actors, multiple cast 20+

-World location: Anywhere.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Trapping Santa

Logline:


Zack walks in on his son Billy holding Santa hostage, who wants everyone's presents not just his own.

Length ~ Five Pages

Cast: 3

-Writer compensation: Free to use, percentage of any competition earnings.

-Location resources: A house/home.

-Actor resources: Three voice actors.  One child, two adults.

-World location: Anywhere.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Training Santa

Logline:

Unemployed Jim reluctantly takes a job on for Christmas, but it doesn't end well.

Length ~ Six Pages

Cast: 20+

-Writer compensation: Free to use, percentage of any competition earnings.

-Location resources: Three main locations, Job Centre, Training Centre & Shopping Centre / Mall.

-Actor resources (with descriptions): Seven main voice actors, multiple cast 20+ (This is flexible) , Two children, Five adults (Includes one dwarf).

-World location: Anywhere.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Verification Process

Logline:

 Mo tries to ascertain if Abu is allowed to get into heaven now that he has committed suicide.

Cast: 5

Length: Six Pages