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Drama short film scripts

My short film scripts and screenplays: by Movie Genre, Complexity, Situation or Plot Device, Technical Requirements

As frequent readers of this blog will know, I’ve got a book length collection of short screenplays for short films. People ask me from time to time, “What kinds of film genres and scenarios do your short scripts include?” Here is the exhaustive (and somewhat annotated) list. The links take you to blog …

Science fiction short film screenplay: “Radcliffe”

Working Title of the Script: “Radcliffe” Logline: This science fiction short film is set in outer space. It’s really about isolation and loneliness and being separated from the world. Locations: 7 or 8. Casting: 2 actors, 1 actress, 1 actor or actress, “various” miscellaneous persons-in-the-background, a voice over. This low …

Party Scene short film screenplay – working title “Cut the Crowd”

Working Title of the Script: “Cut the Crowd” Party Short Film log line: In this party scene, a roomful of people compete for the attention of a successful, late-arriving VIP. How will the presence (or perception) of power change other people’s actions and options – for an hour, an evening, or indefinitely? …

(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 …

Car Chase (Action Sequence) short film screenplay – working title “Last Day of School”

Working Title of the Script: “Last Day of School” Log line: Two teenagers run for their lives after egging the wrong car. Casting: minimum 4 people, at least 1 actress. “Various” additional background people. This script works well with an all-female cast.  It was originally written with male teenagers in mind. Locations: 2 …

Satire short film screenplay: working title “Scenario Planning”

Working Title of the Script: “Scenario Planning” Log line: A satirical tale of consumer marketing and scientific testing. Focus groups will never be quite the same. Locations: 4 or 5 Casting: 2 actresses, 1 actor or actress, miscellaneous people-in-the-background. The satirical world can be milked for comedy, horror, and drama. …