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Topic: SSC Final - Titles & Loglines
Posted By: DBA Lehane
Subject: SSC Final - Titles & Loglines
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 1:04am
Ok for the final time for the Short Screenplay Challenge 2016/17 here's the place to post your titles and loglines.

Would also be good to say what your chosen genre was.

Prompts: Open / a crater / pepper spray.

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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist



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Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 1:11am
I chose to write a satirical comedy.

If You're In A Hole, Stop Digging

Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens in the sleepy English village of Great Snoring. That is until a big smelly hole opens up in Butt End - causing a right old stink for one particular resident.



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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 11:27am
I'm intrigued. Looking forward to reading it.

I went Sci-Fi.

The Journey Home:

A young man takes a road trip to meet his girlfriend's parents for the first time, but along the way she starts acting strangely.


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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 11:43am
OVER THE EDGE

A woman goes on a camping trip with her boastful husband and his ego for company. But pride comes before a fall.


If I had to put it in a genre it's probably comedy, but the more I tweaked it the more it became a bit more of a drama. I'll look forward to your thoughts on what the heck genre I wrote in...



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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: adreens
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 12:42pm
Hello!  I was trying to somehow get mine into political satire but couldn't quite manage that so I'm just calling it a drama.

#solidarity

The news media descends on a demonstration at a nuclear test site to report on protesters, police, and celebrities, with one glaring omission.


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Short Screenplay Challenge
R4 "#solidarity" goo.gl/E0ehWR

R3G1 "Love at First Reel"
goo.gl/HfHfbd

R2G22 "Looking for Death"
goo.gl/3HSH9e

R1G22 "Conformity"
goo.gl/QeHFeM


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2017 at 5:19am
Excited to read these

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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2017 at 6:16am
I thought the crater would lead to more Sci-Fi's - but these all sound great 

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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2017 at 6:21am
My original idea involved humans living in a crater ghetto following an alien invasion of earth - but figured sci-fi might get overdone, so ruled it out.  Now reading these, it seems comedy was more popular LOL

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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 5:43am
So are there only 4 of us Forumites in the final 25?

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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 6:08am
I think Tim counted five before the round began.

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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
"The Fifth Writer"

Mystery surrounded the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge.  Had the missing 5th writer fallen into a crater or were they still trying to wipe the effects of pepper spray from their eyes?

LOL


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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 9:12am
5 people who posted stories on the forum made the final, but I didn't do an activity analysis on each one so I don't know if they'll all post again. Also someone may decide to come out of the woodwork who wasn't on the forums for round 3/2 (what number the last round was seems to vary depending on the mood of the competition organisers!)

Best

Tim


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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 9:14am
@DBA

Crap, it was a crater and pepper SPRAY?

I just did a study of someone packing pepper into a crate.


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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 9:47am
Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

"The Fifth Writer"
Mystery surrounded the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge.  Had the missing 5th writer fallen into a crater or were they still trying to wipe the effects of pepper spray from their eyes?
LOL

LOL - I think I'm the lagging 5th :) 
I hadn't gotten a single genre I'm comfortable in this whole time, so you bet your ass I went sci-fi - I figured it would be pretty popular, but it's where I work best. I think there's a bit of thriller in there too, but I'm not really sure if it's enough to count... and this title/logline - I had the damnedest time coming up with either one.

Winning the War
The Martian Envoy returns home after successfully negotiating an end to the Mars/Earth war, though not everyone is pleased with the terms. The leader of Free Mars is among them, but is he the one who wants her dead?


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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:01am
Otters Daughter - we should swap seats sometime...I'm sick of pulling sci-fi in the various comps here Dead

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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:07am
Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

Otters Daughter - we should swap seats sometime...I'm sick of pulling sci-fi in the various comps here Dead

Maybe the next time I pull RomCom... or Crime Caper in a Flash or Short Script!


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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:14am
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

@DBA

Crap, it was a crater and pepper SPRAY?

I just did a study of someone packing pepper into a crate.

How on earth did you steal my plot?


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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: DBA Lehane
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:16am
Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

Otters Daughter - we should swap seats sometime...I'm sick of pulling sci-fi in the various comps here Dead

Maybe the next time I pull RomCom... or Crime Caper in a Flash or Short Script!

Oh you're all heart.  I did quite enjoy crime caper the one time I got that.  Sadly the judges didn't :)


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FFC 2015 4th Placed Finalist | SSC 2014 + 2016 Finalist


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:32am
Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Originally posted by DBA Lehane DBA Lehane wrote:

Otters Daughter - we should swap seats sometime...I'm sick of pulling sci-fi in the various comps here Dead

Maybe the next time I pull RomCom... or Crime Caper in a Flash or Short Script!

Oh you're all heart.  I did quite enjoy crime caper the one time I got that.  Sadly the judges didn't :)

So I've been told ;)  I had fun plotting the Crime Caper - it was putting it into a 5-page script that utterly sucked.


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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:44am
I'm really antsy to get reading all these. Hope they lift the embargo this evening.

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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 11:24am
I'm with you there, Tim. I'm looking forward to reading and thinking "bugger, why didn't I think of that?!"

Anybody have any idea how long they usually take to judge the final round? It it usually quicker given the fewer scripts?


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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 11:57am
In the official rules, results will be in by 1159p 4/4 :)

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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 1:46pm
I've received the confirmation email; uploading shortly! And the judging is complete by end of 30th March.

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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 2:23pm
Cheers Ottersdaughter, I'd missed that! Happy they seem to have brought it forward even by a few days.

Me too, Tim, will also be uploading shortly.


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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:50pm
The email for the Flash Fiction Final gave a date a day earlier than the official rules - results didn't go up until the day listed in the rules. It'll be awesome if they do get it done sooner, but I'm not going to hang my hat on it ;)

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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 5:19pm
Ah, won't get my hopes up for that date then! :)

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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 2:42am
Looks like you were right ottersdaughter.

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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 3:04am
Originally posted by angelus0186 angelus0186 wrote:

Looks like you were right ottersdaughter.

I wouldn't have minded being wrong in this case!


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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: angelus0186
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 3:40am
Originally posted by ottersdaughter ottersdaughter wrote:

Originally posted by angelus0186 angelus0186 wrote:

Looks like you were right ottersdaughter.

I wouldn't have minded being wrong in this case!


I was hoping you were. I must have woken up three times during the night and checked my email.

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Screenwriting:

Challenge 4 (Final):
Sci Fi/Crater/Pepper Spray

The Journey Home:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByUVnwL8XUFvX2N5Vmc2WVJWbW8


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 11:39am
Blimey I thought it was on 4th April for some reason. Just got an email saying we've only got 5 hours to wait :)

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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: adreens
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 2:14pm
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Blimey I thought it was on 4th April for some reason. Just got an email saying we've only got 5 hours to wait :)

I thought it was April 4 as well!  This was a great surprise for me :)


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Short Screenplay Challenge
R4 "#solidarity" goo.gl/E0ehWR

R3G1 "Love at First Reel"
goo.gl/HfHfbd

R2G22 "Looking for Death"
goo.gl/3HSH9e

R1G22 "Conformity"
goo.gl/QeHFeM


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2017 at 11:29pm
Well I was surprised to wake up to results - and really unhappy not to see any of ours on the list :(

The 4th was the date in the official rules.

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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 5:55am
One got an HM at least!

top 25 out of 751 is no mean feat. I'm delighted to have participated. I also saw that we all win a copy of the sponsor screenwriting software... but I already bought Final Draft when I signed up :) lol

It was a pleasure reading all your work and talking. Maybe see some of you in the longer-form contest?


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My Round 1 Screenplay: http://bit.ly/2ApKfc6" rel="nofollow - Checked Out


Posted By: ottersdaughter
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2017 at 4:38am
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

One got an HM at least!

top 25 out of 751 is no mean feat. I'm delighted to have participated. I also saw that we all win a copy of the sponsor screenwriting software... but I already bought Final Draft when I signed up :) lol

It was a pleasure reading all your work and talking. Maybe see some of you in the longer-form contest?

I totally missed that because I hadn't read it yet - that makes me feel better :)

I've had a grand time, and I've learned a ton - I knew nothing at all about the ins and outs of scriptwriting before I signed up for this. I won't be here for the long script this year because the date conflicts with our move back to the states, but if not for that I would be. So I'll hope to see you guys again when short script 2017 starts up!


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2017 ShSC CH1: http://tinyurl.com/y8hbjksx" rel="nofollow - Catching Up

2016 FFC & ShSc Finalist



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