Friday, 28 December 2018

Soulshadows II: Death Hunts The Soul - Audio Script

Didn't realise I hadn't added a post in regards to this old audio script.

Old 2009 Post: https://jayrex007.blogspot.com/2009/05/death-hunts-soul.html



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Soulshadows II is a weekly supernatural anthology series. Join Tanis, each week, as she highlights an item from her collection – each one containing the shadow of a very special soul.


Go to the SimplyScripts.com link above to listen to the audio version of this script.

As of today, it's been downloaded 4,504 times.

Friday, 21 December 2018

What's In A Name?

Logline:

When Freddie writes his Christmas wish list.  He discovers evil lurking within Santa.  Prompting him to scrap his wish list.

Cast:

Three

Length:

Six Pages

Extras:

One location (House), a Santa outfit, and a makeup artist.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Résumé



The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be.
Oprah Winfrey



Thought I should upload my résumé just in case.

Will be adding two more short films made along with a few extra credits.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Can You Hear Me? - Coming Soon!



Struggling To Gain Weight?


Struggling To Gain Weight?

Logline:

Dan comes to America after a near death incident due to healthy eating, in order to turn his life around.

Cast:

Four

Length:

Four pages

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Living The Dream

Living The Dream


Logline:

Brad lives the dream.  He's a director who makes money and visits exotic places.  But whilst he films himself telling you how to make it big.  He loses his creativity resulting in the unfortunate accident that one of his actors encounters.

Cast:

Plus Ten / Three Speaking roles.

This script is designed for a corporate director who also acts and wishes to make a mockumentary using the available sets made available to them in their day jobs.

Length:

Five Pages

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Work - Life - Balance


Logline:


Ralph returns home to find his children are gone and his wife Carol has packed her bags.  She's ready to leave her husband for a better life.  But Ralph doesn't accept their relationship has ended and is prepared to fight for their marriage.

Cast:


Two (Male & Female)

Length:


Five Pages

Monday, 12 November 2018

Spiced Up - Semi-Finalist

My script XY filmed as Spiced Up has just received a Semi-Finalist award from Los Angeles Cinefest.


To read the original script XY, go to:

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Ebony And Ivories

Logline:

Angela meets Kiran on a night out and discovers he teaches piano.  She arranges to take a lesson.  Only for it to end on a sour note.

Cast:

Six

Length:

Twelve Pages

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Freed By Suicide

Logline:

Steven's world shrinks around him leaving him with very little reason to go on.

Cast:

Ten (One adult, nine children, three speaking roles)

Length:

Seven Pages

Paranoid In The Twilight Zone

Logline:

Michael Jackson thinks somebody's watching him, and goes and sees his psychiatrist Doctor Frasier Crane to get to the root problem.

(N.B. Even though this is a bit of fun.  The character names can be changed.)

Cast:

Two

Length:

Four Pages

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Low Budget, One scene / Psychiatry Office

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Umbra Spirituum

Logline:

Darcey and Jessy go trick or treating along with their older sister Marta.   They encounter some nasty night time creatures that make them regret ever wanting candy again.

Cast: Four

Length: Seven pages

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Lucked Out

Logline:

Freddie believes an unlucky period in his life is now over.  Only to be reminded by his friend his bad luck hasn't left him.

Cast:

13

Length:

Eight pages

Saturday, 6 October 2018

P-ranked

Logline:

Joe plays a prank on his dad in revenge for an earlier prank.  But nothing seems to have happened.  A week later, John pranks Joe in return.  And then Joe's younger brother Mike realises they actually did prank their dad.

Cast: Three

Length: Eight Pages

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The (Hapless) Cat Burglar

Logline:

Tommy seeks revenge after the nasty neighbour bursts his ball.  He devises a plan for retribution equal to the crime.  But can he pull off this caper?

Cast:

2

Length:

Four pages

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Angst Roulette

Logline:

The pressure of bills, being jobless, and a nagging wife bears down heavily upon Tristan who in the end has nothing to live for.

Cast:

Three

Length:

Six Pages

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Rick and Morty - The Rick Hangover

Logline:

Rick, Morty, and Summer lose Jerry who has gone on his stag party before he renews his wedding vows to Beth.

Length - 32 pages

Cast - 20+

Friday, 24 August 2018

Can You Hear Me?

Logline:

Phil takes revenge on Katie who turned him down.

Cast: 2

Length - Four pages

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Aphasia

Logline:


Rob suddenly finds it hard to speak.  He believes he's understood.  But the words he thinks he's saying, aren't what people hear.

Length: 


5 pages

Cast: 


Five

XY

Logline:


Tom wants to ask Mike a question regarding a double date they went on; the previous year.  Believing Mike had played a prank on him.  He seeks revenge before hearing what Tom has to say.

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Wrote this story with three different endings.  Pages 5 & 6 are different.

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Length -


Version 1 - Six pages

Version 2 - Five pages

Version 3 - Five pages

Cast - 


Version 1 - 3

Version 2 - 3

Version 3 - 3

Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Ten Commandments

Logline:

Jack tries to remember the ten commandments unaided.  But struggles to remember and realises he might not be as religious or christian as he thinks.

Length - Three pages

Cast: 3

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Poison Pen (Radio Sketch)

Logline:

Dick wants to send a message to someone he hates.  But struggles to get anywhere with the florist.  Who he eventually hates as well.

Cast: TWO

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This is a comedy sketch I've created for BBC Radio.  Hopefully this'll go down well.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Inappropriate

Logline:

When the Pilot makes his announcements, he makes Michael, a nervous flier, freak out.

Length ~ 3 pages

Cast ~ 5 (four speaking roles)

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I'm thinking I could write a series of these inappropriate moments.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Winner! - Los Angeles Feedback Film & Screenplay Festival - June




Here's a snippet of the email I received in regards to my winning screenplay.  My Rick and Morty Script called What Have You Learnt Morty?


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 - 31 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, Revenge 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. The 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 C-137, 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 car to run and errand and the ship blowing up.

Length ~ Thirty One Pages

Cast: 10

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