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    I am a multi-produced screenwriter (63 short films, 3 feature films). I have a number of short scripts avail for free. Serious takers only, please.

    The list ...

    GROPECUNT LANE 22 pages. A man buys a house without asking his wife or daughter. The wife hates the house, and it slowly drives her insane enough to kill.

    SAME TIME TOMORROW 12 pages. Nosey neighbors are certain an affair is going on in the apartment across the hall - with the handsome visito and pretty apartment owner meeting everyday. What's really going on? SOLD

    THE DEAL MAKER 15 pages. A college student goes through some tough guilt after witnessing the mugging of a child - and he did nothing to help. Now he wants to fix things, and sets out to find the girl.

    ON TOP OF THE WORLD 12 pages. A young man goes into a deep depression after losing his job, and sets out for revenge at any cost. But first there is one place he needs to visit.

    BENEATH A TREE OF SECRETS 17 pages. A young woman returns to her childhood home to make good on a promise to a murdered friend. Her return is not welcome, and one man will see to it she never comes back.

    HONEYSUCKLE 14 pages. Erotic vampires. There is a perfect job for everyone, you just need to live long enough to find it.

    NO FREE LUNCH 6 pages. A family on the Mayor's payroll to help cleean up the streets by any means necessary, are exposed after a hack of the Mayor's email account. The family has one hour to escape.

    WHORE 9 pages. A struggling single mom is down to handing out pamphlets to make ends meet. A stranger comes along and offers to help - in excchange for one small favor. We do what we need to do.

    DILEGUA, O NOTTE (Vanish, o night) 9 pages. A young girl takes up cleaning work in the local church, only to learn she has a hidden skill to help her dying mother.

    THE MANNEQUIN 10 pages. A man whose face was burned makes a living as street performer as a mannaquin. An aspiring art student befreinds him, and talks him into letting her use him for living art. She forgot one important deadly detail.

    Another Man's Dame - 7 pages -She was from the future, he was from the past. Together they will rescue the only thing she ever loved.

    Four Walls and a Window - 24 pages - A woman suffers agoraphobia after the traffic death of her mother. An unlikely friend and dance will be her only comfort, and her only chance to overcome her fears.

    I also have a free eBook - screenwriting for filmmakers. 140 pages (of 800) are on my site. More to come later.

    Last edited by a whitmer; 10-01-2016, 09:22 AM.

  • #2
    Wow Alex... Long time no see. Where u been hiding man. Great to see you back around.
    Darren Scott
    Freelance Director/Director of Photography


    • #3
      Wow, way back from the past!

      Been around, keepin' busy. Low profile for a while.



      • #4
        Just finished a short feature - or long short at 65 pages. Hard Shadows is about two teen women who have been best buddies since grade school. After rolling an old man for his money, their lives move in very different directions: one hoping for forgiveness, the other wanting to cash in on similar, easy-money opportunities. Both want to somehow salvage the friendship. Good girl-bad girl theme of sorts.

        Based part on real events. Some tough and gritty material here.

        Originally a short, turned web series-turned short feature, so written with low budget in mind.


        • #5
          "or long short at 65 pages"

          Well Jesus Christ, add 15 more pages and make it a feature. There are no 65 minute shorts!
          Filmmaker - Author



          • #6
            Not a whole lot, I agree. But the script is 65 pages. How one films it can make it 40 minutes, 60 minutes, or 80 minutes. Or whatever.

            There are few lists out there on films 90 minutes or less, and only a few show up in the 60-70 min range. But I really don't give a crap either way (bound by no rules). This script feels complete to me at 65 pages. It's up to whoever wants to tackle it and interpret it to add or subtract.


   - runtime 67 minutes


            • #7
              My predition - and I could be wrong - is that we will see shorter features become more common. Say 60 to 90 minutes, and I base this on our shorter attention spans thses days due to the internet, and the YouTube (and other delivery systems) phenom that dumps short and quick entertainment in our laps 24/7. It is the new norm, and I think we will see the full-blown absorbtion of it into mainstream 'film' in a very short time (since I am always late to the party, some of you will be thinking 'Uh, we've been saying this for ten years, Alex')

              Also, with all these cut-loose creative minds at work making entertainment, who knows what techniques will come out of it - techniques the big camera folks will want to somwhow adapt?

              The two newest 'film' mediums are web series and pocket filmmaking with cell phones (I think there is a term for this using a series of 15 second clips with cell phones), both leaning towards short blasts of entertainment. If one can tell a story in one minute, they can cartainly tell one in under three epic hours.. Anyways, I am looking at writing shorter features - or longer shorts. Change, it is a comin'.

              Maybe this cell phone thing is the answer to my director-wannabe prayers?

              History of movie length ...


              A few pocket films ...




              I'm waiting for this ... have been for YEARS


              Last edited by a whitmer; 10-07-2016, 09:27 AM.