(Heist) Bank Robbery short film screenplay: “Eight Days After”

Working Title of the Script: “Eight Days After”

Film synopsis / log line: This Bank Robbery short film screenplay gives you untrustworthy people working together who are also not the brightest. Includes guns, guards, hostages, police, ambition, and fun. With all the expensive elements removed or easily removable.

Locations: 2-3

Casting: 2 actors, 2 actresses, at least 2-3 others (either gender), and a voice over.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Suspense, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic Comedy (you can take it in a lot of directions!)

This short film screenplay is included in a US$26 book called 26 Short Screenplays for Independent Filmmakers. (More about that at the end of this blog post.)

The Heist story (in this case, a bank robbery) is a long-standing staple in film. However, gunplay, explosions, and rappelling down the sides of buildings are costly to film. From a production and financing perspective, every gunshot is expensive. As is the case in any action film. More about how to make an action film on a limited budget.

Even though the trappings are exciting to work with, an action packed heist can still be fun when all you’ve got is a good story, appealing characters, and some dramatic tension.

In the case of this heist screenplay, you can add all the tension you need with music, camerawork, editing, good acting, and similar elements that don’t have to cost you a wad of cash.

More about Heist films, thanks to Wikipedia.

Get the Bank Robbery/Heist short film screenplay (and much more!) in this collection of royalty free scripts: 26 Short Screenplays for Independent Filmmakers

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