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Topic: Titles and loglines
Posted By: Suave
Subject: Titles and loglines
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:03am
18 - Drama - ultra competitive - a senile person     uuuuuuuugggggghhhhh


OF FLOWERS, TREES, AND FISH




A fatherless young girl needs more help to find her way than her Mother is able to provide. The adored Grandfather is the right person to call.



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https://bit.ly/2m1BzH0" rel="nofollow - FFC R2 HAUNTED
https://tiny.cc/0h7m5y" rel="nofollow - Sp R1 Of Flowers, Trees, and Fish



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Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:04am
22: Horror / DNA evidence / A tour guide

Mars-Z-Um
Simulating a walk on Mars is all fun and games. Until it's not.



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Flash 2019 CH1 GR3 https://bit.ly/2kEL66R" rel="nofollow - Sew Out of Time (Sci-Fi)
Flash 2019 CH2 GR3 https://bit.ly/2mgTc5Q" rel="nofollow - A Tale of Two Tails (Fantasy)


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:05am
Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?





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FF1: Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City - 1st

FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:07am
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?





This sounds great, can't wait to read it!


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https://bit.ly/2m1BzH0" rel="nofollow - FFC R2 HAUNTED
https://tiny.cc/0h7m5y" rel="nofollow - Sp R1 Of Flowers, Trees, and Fish


Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:08am
Group 38: Spy, a librarian, a cure

I think mine is too vague. . but some readers suggested a slow reveal on this one and not to give it all away in the synopsis!

Figure Eight

An unlikely hero rises to the surface of a deep and diabolical plan. 
Will he spy a solution in time?




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FF R2 https://tinyurl.com/y3lnlxej" rel="nofollow - Mike Hawk-Roach vs The Ex-Terminator

FF R1 https://tinyurl.com/yxpvupes" rel="nofollow - Last But Not Leashed


Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:08am
41 (I think?)
HistFic
Teacher
Enemy Territory


A STIRRING HISTORY
Before Ian Fleming introduced us to Bond, James Bond, he taught Naval Intelligence
how to win a war.




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https://bit.ly/2XP0hfR" rel="nofollow - FFC 2019 CH1: Fire Station No. 1
https://bit.ly/2WTrkRY" rel="nofollow - SC 2019 R2: LOVE-STUCK



Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:09am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 38: Spy, a librarian, a cure

I think mine is too vague. . but some readers suggested a slow reveal on this one and not to give it all away in the synopsis!

Figure Eight

An unlikely hero rises to the surface of a deep and diabolical plan. 
Will he spy a solution in time?



Nice! I like it! :D 


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FF1: Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City - 1st

FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: fioOxf
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:10am
Group 5: Ghost story / Hitchhiking / A toothless man

An Apple for the Boatman

When you accept a challenge from a formidable rival in an attempt to save your loved ones, the last thing you need is a swarm of ghosts up your nose. But this mother and grandmother has until the next full moon to fulfil her task, and nothing's going to stop her.


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FFC '19 H58 https://tinyurl.com/y2jar8wn" rel="nofollow - Edgar's Last Cake (Horror)
SW'19 R1 H5 https://bit.ly/2GBtm49" rel="nofollow - An Apple for the Boatman (Ghost)


Posted By: Joni
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:10am
The only part I think I like about mine is the title and logline. Ah well.

Group 35 - political satire/embellishing/a bodyguard


Avocadon't

What happens if the US-Mexican border gets shut down? America will lose its avocado supply, and when that happens, Midwest soccer moms might literally die.




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SSC R3 - https://bit.ly/2RzIar7" rel="nofollow - Double Dog Dare


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:11am
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

41 (I think?)
HistFic
Teacher
Enemy Territory


A STIRRING HISTORY
Before Ian Fleming introduced us to Bond, James Bond, he taught Naval Intelligence
how to win a war.




Looking forward to reading this!


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https://bit.ly/2m1BzH0" rel="nofollow - FFC R2 HAUNTED
https://tiny.cc/0h7m5y" rel="nofollow - Sp R1 Of Flowers, Trees, and Fish


Posted By: NilesPerry
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:12am
Written in a record 1-hour and 10-minutes, with 12-minutes left to deadline... I was NOT going to let the idiots who claim to be my family keep me out of this. Certainly not my best writing, and it could have definitely used beta readers and a good proofreading. Nonetheless, here it is. Now, back to other problems...

GROUP 56
Romantic Comedy / Chain of Command / An Activist

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY ARE UNICORNS

An activist trying to save Asian Unicorns from extinction
is derailed by a handsome businessman. Sparks fly between
them when she discovers just what business he's really in.

I not sure I'll post it to the forums. I'll cross that bridge when the email comes in a few days. Cheers everyone!
Stern Smile


Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:13am
Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

41 (I think?)
HistFic
Teacher
Enemy Territory


A STIRRING HISTORY
Before Ian Fleming introduced us to Bond, James Bond, he taught Naval Intelligence
how to win a war.




Looking forward to reading this!


Thanks, Suave! Got it in just in the nick of time. ;-)


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https://bit.ly/2XP0hfR" rel="nofollow - FFC 2019 CH1: Fire Station No. 1
https://bit.ly/2WTrkRY" rel="nofollow - SC 2019 R2: LOVE-STUCK



Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:15am
Originally posted by NilesPerry NilesPerry wrote:

Written in a record 1-hour and 10-minutes, with 12-minutes left to deadline... I was NOT going to let the idiots who claim to be my family keep me out of this. Certainly not my best writing, and it could have definitely used beta readers and a good proofreading. Nonetheless, here it is. Now, back to other problems...

GROUP 56
Romantic Comedy / Chain of Command / An Activist

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY ARE UNICORNS

An activist trying to save Asian Unicorns from extinction
is derailed by a handsome businessman. Sparks fly between
them when she discovers just what business he's really in.

I not sure I'll post it to the forums. I'll cross that bridge when the email comes in a few days. Cheers everyone!
Stern Smile

Aw, yeah!!! I hope you post it!


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FF1: Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City - 1st

FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:16am
R1 G42 | Ghost | Maternal | A Mortician

NO SPARROW FALLS UNSEEN

Can a burned-out mortician learn that death
is not just the closing of a casket but also the opening of a door?



Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:16am
Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?





This sounds great, can't wait to read it!

Thank you! It was a labor of love, but I tried to have fun with it. 


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FF1: Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City - 1st

FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: Rainbowsockmonkey
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:16am
G6:Spy/A double date/An ex-wife

Flauxtus
When Fake Melania is poisoned—again!—a retired spy is drawn into a mission to replace her.




Posted By: NilesPerry
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:17am
Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

When you accept a challenge from a formidable rival in an attempt to save your loved ones, the last thing you need is a swarm of ghosts up your nose. But this mother and grandmother has until the next full moon to fulfil her task, and nothing's going to stop her.
Should "has" be "have? And doesn't "fulfill" have two Ls? You say "mother and grandmother," so who exactly is "her?" Sorry. I'm being really nit-picky. These just stood out as I was scrolling past. Disregard the tired guy who's being a jerk.
Ermm


Posted By: Joni
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:21am
Originally posted by NilesPerry NilesPerry wrote:

Written in a record 1-hour and 10-minutes, with 12-minutes left to deadline... I was NOT going to let the idiots who claim to be my family keep me out of this. Certainly not my best writing, and it could have definitely used beta readers and a good proofreading. Nonetheless, here it is. Now, back to other problems...

GROUP 56
Romantic Comedy / Chain of Command / An Activist

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE REALLY ARE UNICORNS

An activist trying to save Asian Unicorns from extinction
is derailed by a handsome businessman. Sparks fly between
them when she discovers just what business he's really in.

I not sure I'll post it to the forums. I'll cross that bridge when the email comes in a few days. Cheers everyone!
Stern Smile

Yay!! Glad you got something in. I had to skip betas this round too, and I know my script suffered because of it. Oh well, though, something is better than nothing.


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SSC R3 - https://bit.ly/2RzIar7" rel="nofollow - Double Dog Dare


Posted By: fioOxf
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:27am
Originally posted by NilesPerry NilesPerry wrote:

Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

When you accept a challenge from a formidable rival in an attempt to save your loved ones, the last thing you need is a swarm of ghosts up your nose. But this mother and grandmother has until the next full moon to fulfil her task, and nothing's going to stop her.
Should "has" be "have? And doesn't "fulfill" have two Ls? You say "mother and grandmother," so who exactly is "her?" Sorry. I'm being really nit-picky. These just stood out as I was scrolling past. Disregard the tired guy who's being a jerk.
Ermm

Hi there! No, she's one person who's a mum and a gran, ie she has a son and a grandson. And fulfil and fulfill are both correct, but one L is more common in UK English. My spellcheck is UK so squiggly-underlines it if I use 2 Ls. 
The sun is coming up. I need to go to sleep! 
Night!
F


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FFC '19 H58 https://tinyurl.com/y2jar8wn" rel="nofollow - Edgar's Last Cake (Horror)
SW'19 R1 H5 https://bit.ly/2GBtm49" rel="nofollow - An Apple for the Boatman (Ghost)


Posted By: jalex77
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:27am
Now that it's over, that's when I start to freak out! Anyway, here's my thing:
Heat 44 (Mystery/ insatiable/ a garbage man)

"Yarrow Street"

"When neighborhood dogs start disappearing and a young black man is the main suspect, a single mother will have to aid him in clearing his name."




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SC19
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21283_post277611.html#277611" rel="nofollow - R2 H5
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r3-the-elephant-in-the-room-dramedy_topic22900.html" rel="nofollow - R3


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:39am
Suspense...
Army General, Insomnia

Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Chemically-induced insomnia is necessary to complete their
mission. Yet, they dream of home.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/c2-gr111-suspense-false-hope_topic23206.html" rel="nofollow - Flash Fiction Challenge 2... The Suspense is Killing Me!


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:41am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

R1 G42 | Ghost | Maternal | A Mortician

NO SPARROW FALLS UNSEEN

Can a burned-out mortician learn that death
is not just the closing of a casket but also the opening of a door?


I love the logline, Stephen! Can't wait to read the finished product!


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/c2-gr111-suspense-false-hope_topic23206.html" rel="nofollow - Flash Fiction Challenge 2... The Suspense is Killing Me!


Posted By: Goonie
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:43am
Group: 39 / Genre: Crime Caper / Subject: Sunken Treasure / Character: A Nurse

CENOTE

Deep in the remote Yucatán jungle, the ancient sacrifices of many become the modern-day riches for few as legend becomes perilous reality.



Posted By: BeckyG515
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:49am
Group 52 - Action/Adventure / Tyranny / An orphan

                                           Theo

Theo is the only one who can stop humanity from being enslaved by fascist Nahyrian rule and prevent his parents from dying. So why doesn't he?

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Ch1 Gp110 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/ch1-gp110-americas-least-racist-restaurant_topic22690.html" rel="nofollow - AmericasLeastRacistRestaurant


Posted By: thesaura73
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:54am
Group 1 - Mystery/hyperactive/a paramedic

Hothouse Flowers
A mother wonders about the falling enrollment rates at her son’s exclusive preschool, and how to save her child from the same fate.



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http://bit.ly/2L0amAL" rel="nofollow - SC R1 - Hothouse Flowers (Mystery)
http://bit.ly/2HDDbBl" rel="nofollow - SS Ch1 - A Curated Experience (Suspense)


Posted By: OnyxLily
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:26am
Group 31: Ghost story/cheating/a bully

PUKE-FACED MOUSE
Three school bullies dare James, a bookish 13-year-old, to spend the night in the old Children's Hospital. They have a plan to scare him for Insta-likes, but will it go as intended?


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http://bit.ly/TunnelRatGdoc" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C1 - Tunnel Rat
http://bit.ly/TheScorchForum" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C2 - The Scorch


Posted By: OnyxLily
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:29am
Originally posted by Rainbowsockmonkey Rainbowsockmonkey wrote:

G6:Spy/A double date/An ex-wife

Flauxtus
When Fake Melania is poisoned—again!—a retired spy is drawn into a mission to replace her.



 
Haha, sounds great! Best title pun I’ve seen in a while!


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http://bit.ly/TunnelRatGdoc" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C1 - Tunnel Rat
http://bit.ly/TheScorchForum" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C2 - The Scorch


Posted By: MissKeister
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:33am
Group 31
Ghost story/a bully/cheating

SALT AND LIGHT

Inspired by a true story, two lighthouse keepers' relationship frays when their third companion dies, leaving them and their sins to fester in the new solitude.

I wanted "Rock of Ages" but Tom Cruise ruined that for me.

*thaaaanks Toooommmmm*


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SC R1 G31 - http://urlzs.com/zjGR" rel="nofollow - Salt & Light (5th)
SC R2 G11 - http://bit.ly/2IpGKcI" rel="nofollow - Phantom Pains


Posted By: VictoriaCharmed
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:39am
Group 18: Drama/Ultra-competitive/A senile person

TROUBLE IN SPADES

A retired doctor suffering from Lewy Body Dementia battles hallucinations, his disappointing children, and a desire to die.


This is my first dramatic screenplay!



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SC R1 GR18 https://urlzs.com/wVwQ" rel="nofollow - Trouble In Spades (1st)
SC R2 GR5 https://bit.ly/2x7cqwY" rel="nofollow - Mystery at the Shedd Cafe


Posted By: OnyxLily
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:42am
Originally posted by MissKeister MissKeister wrote:

Group 31
Ghost story/a bully/cheating

SALT AND LIGHT

Inspired by a true story, two lighthouse keepers' relationship frays when their third companion dies, leaving them and their sins to fester in the new solitude.

I wanted "Rock of Ages" but Tom Cruise ruined that for me.

*thaaaanks Toooommmmm*

Hey heatmate! Ooh sounds like you went dark with the prompts (no lighthouse pun intended). Sounds good! I look forward to reading it if you post in the forum. 


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http://bit.ly/TunnelRatGdoc" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C1 - Tunnel Rat
http://bit.ly/TheScorchForum" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C2 - The Scorch


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:54am
Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Group 31: Ghost story/cheating/a bully

PUKE-FACED MOUSE
Three school bullies dare James, a bookish 13-year-old, to spend the night in the old Children's Hospital. They have a plan to scare him for Insta-likes, but will it go as intended?

Best NYC Midnight Screenplay Title ever, or just straight-up Best Title of Anything ever? 


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FF1: Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City - 1st

FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:58am
Group 4 - Fantasy / an exchange / a beekeeper

                  A Thousand Stings

A childhood encounter with Mella, Keeper of the Bees,
 may be the key to helping Jane's suffering daughter.


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FFC Ch2: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic23272_post295837.html#295837" rel="nofollow - The Redeemable Species


Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 2:05am
Group 28* - Spy / an audition / a dishwasher

FILIPINOS NEVER EAT WITH CHOPSTICKS

A dishwasher has to help the FBI spy on an international criminal or face deportation.

*(Edited. Originally, erroneously listed as Group 26. THANK YOU heat-mate T.E.Bradford for the catching that!)


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Grp18 Ch1 https://tinyurl.com/yx99b4rt" rel="nofollow - Round Up the Usual Sus-Pets (9 pts)
Ch2 https://tinyurl.com/y2cx5639" rel="nofollow - Chili Dogs and Green Body Paint


Posted By: OnyxLily
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 2:16am
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Group 31: Ghost story/cheating/a bully

PUKE-FACED MOUSE
Three school bullies dare James, a bookish 13-year-old, to spend the night in the old Children's Hospital. They have a plan to scare him for Insta-likes, but will it go as intended?

Best NYC Midnight Screenplay Title ever, or just straight-up Best Title of Anything ever? 

Haha thanks. It was my favourite of the insults I came up with for my bully to call my MC!


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http://bit.ly/TunnelRatGdoc" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C1 - Tunnel Rat
http://bit.ly/TheScorchForum" rel="nofollow - FF2019 C2 - The Scorch


Posted By: tedsturge
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:02am
15 - Suspense/Childcare/A Truck Driver

COLDFOOT

A truck driver must cross a treacherous ice road before the coming spring makes it completely impassable, stranding him in a remote Alaskan village. His cargo, as well as his intentions, may not be what they seem.



Good luck, everybody!




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https://bit.ly/2UD2t3X" rel="nofollow - 1 COLDFOOT
https://bit.ly/2XpfOSx" rel="nofollow - 2 KAYENDAR
SC R3 PATHS OF PROGRESS


Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:19am
Originally posted by tedsturge tedsturge wrote:

15 - Suspense/Childcare/A Truck Driver

COLDFOOT

A truck driver must cross a treacherous ice road before the coming spring makes it completely impassable, stranding him in a remote Alaskan village. His cargo, as well as his intentions, may not be what they seem.



Good luck, everybody!



Can’t wait to read this, fellow Alaskan! Hello from Kodiak! My round 1 short story competition entry, “Upstream” was set in Alaska as well! Good luck to you!



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FF R2 https://tinyurl.com/y3lnlxej" rel="nofollow - Mike Hawk-Roach vs The Ex-Terminator

FF R1 https://tinyurl.com/yxpvupes" rel="nofollow - Last But Not Leashed


Posted By: tedsturge
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:45am
Small world, I used to live in Kodiak, too! I'm amazed that I didn't find a way to set any of the short screenplays in AK... Good luck to you, excited to read yours!

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https://bit.ly/2UD2t3X" rel="nofollow - 1 COLDFOOT
https://bit.ly/2XpfOSx" rel="nofollow - 2 KAYENDAR
SC R3 PATHS OF PROGRESS


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:52am
Oh, I see what you’re doing there, heatmate. Awesome idea!

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Flash Round 2: https://bit.ly/2kEyrAR" rel="nofollow - Last Stop (Horror)


Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:55am
Group 15 - Suspense, Childcare, Truck Driver

Little Bird

A detective hurries to reach his daughter before a convicted felon with a grudge - and a truck - can get to her first.



My first ever one-sentence synopsis. Cathartic (thanks betas :))


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Flash Round 2: https://bit.ly/2kEyrAR" rel="nofollow - Last Stop (Horror)


Posted By: Snarkmaiden
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:58am
Group 12 - romance / selling a home / an electrician

A Knight Of Kernow

When a recently divorced social worker returns home for her estranged father's funeral, she isn't looking for love. But then she meets the hard-riding Vice President of the Kernow Knights Motorcycle Club -- and sparks fly...

Bloody romance.


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FFC R1: https://bit.ly/2xRA5Sv" rel="nofollow - Man-Eaters (historical fic / 13pts)
FFC R2: https://bit.ly/2koDs0d" rel="nofollow - The Big Moo (mystery)


Posted By: SueSS
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:11am
Group 42: Ghost Story / Maternal / Mortician


LAYLA

The sudden arrival of a little girl’s imaginary friend proves to be more than just a coincidence.



Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:38am
Originally posted by MissKeister MissKeister wrote:

Group 31
Ghost story/a bully/cheating

SALT AND LIGHT

Inspired by a true story, two lighthouse keepers' relationship frays when their third companion dies, leaving them and their sins to fester in the new solitude.

I wanted "Rock of Ages" but Tom Cruise ruined that for me.

*thaaaanks Toooommmmm*

Ahh sounds so good!!! 


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FFC CH1 https://tinyurl.com/yxcn5rnv" rel="nofollow - Special Treatment (Ghost)
FFC CH2 https://tinyurl.com/y5arzo2f" rel="nofollow - Your Greatest Treasure (Crime Caper)


Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:42am
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Group 15 - Suspense, Childcare, Truck Driver

Little Bird

A detective hurries to reach his daughter before a convicted felon with a grudge - and a truck - can get to her first.



My first ever one-sentence synopsis. Cathartic (thanks betas :))

Love the new title. Great demonstration of NOT over thinking there Wink


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FFC CH1 https://tinyurl.com/yxcn5rnv" rel="nofollow - Special Treatment (Ghost)
FFC CH2 https://tinyurl.com/y5arzo2f" rel="nofollow - Your Greatest Treasure (Crime Caper)


Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:44am
Had a lot of fun with this one!! Looking forward to sharing, even if the judges hate it.

Gr 5: Ghost story / hitchhiking / toothless man

RELEASED

When the details of a murder become all too familiar, a spirit guiding the recently deceased to the afterlife decides to take a detour.



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FFC CH1 https://tinyurl.com/yxcn5rnv" rel="nofollow - Special Treatment (Ghost)
FFC CH2 https://tinyurl.com/y5arzo2f" rel="nofollow - Your Greatest Treasure (Crime Caper)


Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:47am
Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

Group 5: Ghost story / Hitchhiking / A toothless man

An Apple for the Boatman

When you accept a challenge from a formidable rival in an attempt to save your loved ones, the last thing you need is a swarm of ghosts up your nose. But this mother and grandmother has until the next full moon to fulfil her task, and nothing's going to stop her.

I know you were stuck for ideas but this sounds fab! Bad-ass granster story here we gooo


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FFC CH1 https://tinyurl.com/yxcn5rnv" rel="nofollow - Special Treatment (Ghost)
FFC CH2 https://tinyurl.com/y5arzo2f" rel="nofollow - Your Greatest Treasure (Crime Caper)


Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:48am
16 - Sci Fi/Jury Duty/A Business Man

Sequestration

A juror's stubbornness means a violent criminal goes free. But is the system broken, or are humans?





I looked at my prompts and thought 'ugh', but actually enjoyed it in the end.  I had some amazing betas... thanks!  



Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:49am
Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

Had a lot of fun with this one!! Looking forward to sharing, even if the judges hate it.

Gr 5: Ghost story / hitchhiking / toothless man

RELEASED

When the details of a murder become all too familiar, a spirit guiding the recently deceased to the afterlife decides to take a detour.


I thought yours was excellent... I'd be surprised if the judges don't!




Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:51am
Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Group 15 - Suspense, Childcare, Truck Driver

Little Bird

A detective hurries to reach his daughter before a convicted felon with a grudge - and a truck - can get to her first.



My first ever one-sentence synopsis. Cathartic (thanks betas :))

Love the new title. Great demonstration of NOT over thinking there Wink

I like that you got the truck in the logline too!



Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:55am
Originally posted by Joni Joni wrote:

The only part I think I like about mine is the title and logline. Ah well.

Group 35 - political satire/embellishing/a bodyguard


Avocadon't

What happens if the US-Mexican border gets shut down? America will lose its avocado supply, and when that happens, Midwest soccer moms might literally die.



That is an awesome title (and logline)!!



Posted By: J Hall
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:06am
G4 - fantasy/ an exchange/ a beekeeper

MANY BEE

A lonely beekeeper agrees to marry a kissing-booth employee, but at great cost to his hives.


Thanks to everyone who read this for me.


Posted By: bleustick
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:12am
Heat #9: Thriller/a hunt/a food delivery driver

The Way That We Lost

“But you cannot speak of any glory for happenings that are at once evil and held in dishonor.”
- Aeschylus, The Seven Against Thebes


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SSC 1: Perfect Little Squares
SC 1: https://tinyurl.com/yxjmb7e8" rel="nofollow - The Way We Lost


Posted By: alexdsut
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:35am
Heat 8: Thriller | Trespassing | A Prankster

CALEDONIA LOST

A Roman legionary, scouting for missing soldiers in the vast forests of Caledonia, finds himself becoming seduced by the alluring call of the wild.

Things definitely got a little weird with this one...


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Final Round http://bit.ly/2GthK2R" rel="nofollow - Nula

R2 G2 http://bit.ly/2XThL6V" rel="nofollow - Dick Rogers Versus The Weed (Action/Adventure)


Posted By: Emfizz
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:46am
Originally posted by SueSS SueSS wrote:

Group 42: Ghost Story / Maternal / Mortician


LAYLA

The sudden arrival of a little girl’s imaginary friend proves to be more than just a coincidence.


Looking forward to this one! 

Not sure I’m going to post mine as I had such a hard time with it and don’t think it’s very good, but for what it’s worth:

Group 58 (I think): Suspense / mining / a puppeteer

The Pitfall

The clock is ticking for Richard Banning, owner of the Hartland coal mine in West Virginia. Faced with his own personal Trolley Problem, the decision seems simple... but simple doesn’t always mean easy, especially when someone else is pulling the strings. 


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SSC R2 https://bit.ly/2KsQhTv" rel="nofollow - Somewhere over the Rainbow

SWC R1 https://bit.ly/2vp1EkJ" rel="nofollow - The Pitfall


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:52am
Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

Had a lot of fun with this one!! Looking forward to sharing, even if the judges hate it.

Gr 5: Ghost story / hitchhiking / toothless man

RELEASED

When the details of a murder become all too familiar, a spirit guiding the recently deceased to the afterlife decides to take a detour.



Don't think the judges will hate it, I loved it.


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https://tiny.cc/0h7m5y" rel="nofollow - Sp R1 Of Flowers, Trees, and Fish


Posted By: BarbaraFL
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 7:20am
REALLY struggled with this script. I don't expect it to advance, but I had fun with the contest, especially during a really challenging week personally. I wonder if our title is allowed to parody another film's title...

Heat 60: Comedy/Cybercrime/A tourist

WE'VE GOT MAIL
Email mixups, minor theft, and an extra day in New York give a lonely business traveler a new chance to connect. 


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FF2019 C1 G124 - https://bit.ly/2LZCiUf" rel="nofollow - United We Stand for the Motorcade
FF2019 C2 G124 - https://tinyurl.com/y3wq8rra" rel="nofollow - Help Happy Mei


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:06am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Suspense...
Army General, Insomnia

Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Chemically-induced insomnia is necessary to complete their
mission. Yet, they dream of home.


Loved this in beta--looking forward to reading it in its final form!


Posted By: SueSS
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:15am
Originally posted by Emfizz Emfizz wrote:

Originally posted by SueSS SueSS wrote:

Group 42: Ghost Story / Maternal / Mortician


LAYLA

The sudden arrival of a little girl’s imaginary friend proves to be more than just a coincidence.


Looking forward to this one! 

Not sure I’m going to post mine as I had such a hard time with it and don’t think it’s very good, but for what it’s worth:

Group 58 (I think): Suspense / mining / a puppeteer

The Pitfall

The clock is ticking for Richard Banning, owner of the Hartland coal mine in West Virginia. Faced with his own personal Trolley Problem, the decision seems simple... but simple doesn’t always mean easy, especially when someone else is pulling the strings. 


Thanks Em, yours sounds like a clever and intriguing take on the puppeteer character.


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:26am
Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Group 31: Ghost story/cheating/a bully

PUKE-FACED MOUSE
Three school bullies dare James, a bookish 13-year-old, to spend the night in the old Children's Hospital. They have a plan to scare him for Insta-likes, but will it go as intended?


Looking forward to reading this!


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https://tiny.cc/0h7m5y" rel="nofollow - Sp R1 Of Flowers, Trees, and Fish


Posted By: Janetinputney
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:31am
Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

22: Horror / DNA evidence / A tour guide

Mars-Z-Um
Simulating a walk on Mars is all fun and games. Until it's not.


Sounds good Steph... short and sweet and intriguing!!



Posted By: Splinker
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:36am
58 Suspense/Mining/Puppeteer 

Wolves at the Door

While her husband Jon is mining stones for a new church, Greta turns to the old ways to try to protect herself and her daughter from Prior Philip. 


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Posted By: toeditishuman
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:40am
Group 13: Horror/An anniversary/A seamstress


Not Me

One year after surviving a serious illness, Jen starts to suspect that her life is being taken over by someone else.


Not sure how I feel about this one but oh well!


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Posted By: Mrpenhead
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 9:55am
Howdy!  First time I’ve done this one, I’ve done the 48 hour one a few times. I don’t know if the extra time helped or hurt.  Lol

Group 60: comedy/cybercrime/a tourist 

The Tourist
During the Cold War, a group of misfit kids suspect that a strange tourist in their small Maine town might be a Russian spy. 


Posted By: PNWriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 10:04am
Group 15 - Suspense/Childcare/A truck driver

Y'all. I struuugled with this one. First screenplay ever, but that wasn't the rough part so much...
I'm a teacher, and dude. I wrote 4 false starts in an attempt to make childcare be suspense-ish (probably because it seems so mundane to me). Pretty sure I managed it, but man.

Also - logline - not good. but not that bad for 4 minutes until upload. Big smile

Righteous

A father embarks on a surprising journey to save his daughter and finds the unexpected.






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Posted By: PNWriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 10:32am
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Posted By: bartelbysamsa
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 10:51am
Hooray! I had some MAJOR software issues in the last few hours, but I finally managed my first Screenplay! Well, second if you count my first aborted attempt...

Group 51 - Fantasy/Outgrow/a maid              

Alchemy for beginners
In a world where magic is outlawed, it may be the only thing to save a girl from her dreary existence as a maid.

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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22713_post285493.html#285493" rel="nofollow - FF19 R1


Posted By: JennC
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 11:32am
Group 30
Historical Fiction | A hunger strike | A firefighter


Witch! Witch! Witch!

Millicent attends a memorial dedication where she meets the descendant of a long-ago friend.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/ch2-grp78-scifi-too-many-twos_topic23214.html" rel="nofollow - Ch2: Too Many Twos
https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22516_post283225.html#283225" rel="nofollow - Ch1: 13pts


Posted By: rhgoodwin
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:45pm
Group 13 - Horror / An Anniversary / A seamstress 

(Think I had more trouble with the logline than I did with the actual script!) 

BY A THREAD 

'When Kurt realises it’s his one year anniversary of being taken to live in Phil’s orphanage, he tries to remember advice from his mother about how to satisfy and use his ‘magic’ doll, Benjamin, in the hope it’ll help him finally find the new family Phil has failed to give him.  However, Phil soon realises that Benjamins powers are far more likely to rip families apart than they are to piece them together.'




Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:46pm
Heat 43 - RomCom - Opposites attract - A pilot

Tramps

On a routine run from the asteroid belt to Earth, a freelance spaceship pilot verbally spars with a scientist whose work may make him obsolete -- until sabotage forces them to consider what they have in common.

After the last round, I felt like maybe a little hand-holding with the judges on the logline wasn't the worst idea.






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R2 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21273.html" rel="nofollow - Memories and Eggplant
R3 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22884.html" rel="nofollow - Babi Cuts Loose


Posted By: rhgoodwin
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:48pm
Wow sounds interesting, can't wait to read it if you're going to post it! Super excited to see how everyone interpreted this prompt.


Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?



Dammit, I knew I should have gone with the steamship pilot.


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R2 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic21273.html" rel="nofollow - Memories and Eggplant
R3 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22884.html" rel="nofollow - Babi Cuts Loose


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by JeffreyHowe JeffreyHowe wrote:

Heat 43 - RomCom - Opposites attract - A pilot

Tramps

On a routine run from the asteroid belt to Earth, a freelance spaceship pilot verbally spars with a scientist whose work may make him obsolete -- until sabotage forces them to consider what they have in common.

After the last round, I felt like maybe a little hand-holding with the judges on the logline wasn't the worst idea.





Heatmate!!! I went sci-fi with mine too!!!


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Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by JeffreyHowe JeffreyHowe wrote:

Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?



Dammit, I knew I should have gone with the steamship pilot.

Hahaha! Yours sounds great!!!


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FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:03pm
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Originally posted by JeffreyHowe JeffreyHowe wrote:

Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 43 / Genre: Romantic comedy / Subject: Opposites attract / Character: A pilot

Alejandro Cruz & His Planetary Pirates, Episode IX: 
Cruising the Galaxy for Love

A rugged space pirate with commitment issues reconnects with an old flame during a top-secret piloting job. Will their stars align, or are they out of each others' orbits?



Dammit, I knew I should have gone with the steamship pilot.

Hahaha! Yours sounds great!!!

It was all I could do not to say something more in the "space sluglines" thread.  Like, "just do what I did so we'll rise or fall together " Big smile


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R3 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22884.html" rel="nofollow - Babi Cuts Loose


Posted By: Aranea
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:04pm
Group 53 / Horror / Extortion / A widow

"Whispers in the Dark"

Marissa can't seem to let go of her late husband—but an encounter with a charming student of hers changes everything.

Horror was so far out of my comfort zone, that my husband said it still had a YA-esque sound to it when I read it to him. Ha! I'm okay with horror for young adults. 


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:11pm
Originally posted by Aranea Aranea wrote:

Group 53 / Horror / Extortion / A widow

"Whispers in the Dark"

Marissa can't seem to let go of her late husband—but an encounter with a charming student of hers changes everything.

Horror was so far out of my comfort zone, that my husband said it still had a YA-esque sound to it when I read it to him. Ha! I'm okay with horror for young adults. 

Just the title has me intrigued!


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by JennC JennC wrote:

Group 30
Historical Fiction | A hunger strike | A firefighter


Witch! Witch! Witch!

Millicent attends a memorial dedication where she meets the descendant of a long-ago friend.


Looking forward to seeing this in its final form.


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:17pm
Originally posted by SueSS SueSS wrote:

Group 42: Ghost Story / Maternal / Mortician


LAYLA

The sudden arrival of a little girl’s imaginary friend proves to be more than just a coincidence.



Hello heatmate!

I'm looking forward to reading your interpretation of the prompts!


Posted By: PNWriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 3:46pm
Hahaha! This sounds great. Can't wait to read it.


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Posted By: wes_i_guess
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:15pm
Heat 31 - Ghost Story/ Cheating / A Bully

After a traumatic experience at school, a young boy hasn’t spoken in three days. What happened out in the woods?


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Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:22pm
Well, my first attempt at Screenplay ever. :)
Not sure I'd do it again, but it was fun to try. I loved getting my first SPY genre prompt. It was challenging, but also really fun to be so far outside my normal comfort zone.


Heat 28 - Spy / Audition / Dishwasher

FOURSCORE
To complete her mission, she'll need the perfect number.


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Screenplay
R2 H2 http://bit.ly/2XYVrZG" rel="nofollow - ONYARE
R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Suspense...
Army General, Insomnia

Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Chemically-induced insomnia is necessary to complete their
mission. Yet, they dream of home.

Wow, Lisa! Beautiful job on the title and logline! I can't wait to read this! So in answer to your sig line... YES!!!!!!!!


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Screenplay
R2 H2 http://bit.ly/2XYVrZG" rel="nofollow - ONYARE
R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

41 (I think?)
HistFic
Teacher
Enemy Territory


A STIRRING HISTORY
Before Ian Fleming introduced us to Bond, James Bond, he taught Naval Intelligence
how to win a war.



Definitely going to read this one again if/when you post! :)
And again, and again...



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R2 H2 http://bit.ly/2XYVrZG" rel="nofollow - ONYARE
R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Group 26 - Spy / an audition / a dishwasher

FILIPINOS NEVER EAT WITH CHOPSTICKS

A dishwasher has to help the FBI spy on an international criminal or face deportation.

Hi Noel! I think we're heat-mates, but isn't this Group 28 vs. 26?
Love your take on the prompts, and your Title is awesome!!! :D

Tracy


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R2 H2 http://bit.ly/2XYVrZG" rel="nofollow - ONYARE
R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by tedsturge tedsturge wrote:

15 - Suspense/Childcare/A Truck Driver

COLDFOOT

A truck driver must cross a treacherous ice road before the coming spring makes it completely impassable, stranding him in a remote Alaskan village. His cargo, as well as his intentions, may not be what they seem.


Oooh, this reminds me of ice road truckers!!! Already feeling the suspense. Great job with the title and logline!
--Tracy


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R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:49pm
Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Group 26 - Spy / an audition / a dishwasher

FILIPINOS NEVER EAT WITH CHOPSTICKS

A dishwasher has to help the FBI spy on an international criminal or face deportation.

Hi Noel! I think we're heat-mates, but isn't this Group 28 vs. 26?
Love your take on the prompts, and your Title is awesome!!! :D

Tracy

Oops yes you're right!


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Posted By: Narsh
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:55pm
Group 23: Drama/Nepotism/Waitress

Life's A Trip
Wrought with guilt, Junior, the son of a billionaire, grapples with the decisions he's made over the course of an LSD-fueled night.


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https://bit.ly/2FH3unr" rel="nofollow - SSC18 CH3 Gr1 "Spur of the Moment"


Posted By: T.E. Bradford
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:05pm
Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Hi Noel! I think we're heat-mates, but isn't this Group 28 vs. 26?
 
Oops yes you're right!

Whew!!! I was freaking out for a second there thinking I may have submitted in the wrong group. Embarrassed


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R3 http://bit.ly/2SxXAJQ" rel="nofollow - PARADISE


Posted By: VitruvianFilms
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:31pm
Heat 42: Ghost story/maternal/mortician

The Pale Woman
A mortician responds to an unusual house call to an isolated 
home on the Louisiana Bayou

Decided to bite the bullet and go for the more traditional ghost story (blech) route.  Hopefully the characters will be as fun to read as they were to write.  


Posted By: jalex77
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 5:36pm
Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Well, my first attempt at Screenplay ever. :)
Not sure I'd do it again, but it was fun to try. I loved getting my first SPY genre prompt. It was challenging, but also really fun to be so far outside my normal comfort zone.


Heat 28 - Spy / Audition / Dishwasher

FOURSCORE
To complete her mission, she'll need the perfect number.

Last year was my first ever and I got an honorable mention. Don't sweat it! You'll do better than you think!


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r3-the-elephant-in-the-room-dramedy_topic22900.html" rel="nofollow - R3


Posted By: ejenkin17
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:09pm
24: Action/Adventure - Persistence - Prisoner

The Cockroach

A haunted Black-Ops Agent tries desperately to bypass his fate. Though he's escaped death a thousand times, his latest mission may be what finally squashes the infamous Cockroach.


Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Well, my first attempt at Screenplay ever. :)
Not sure I'd do it again, but it was fun to try. I loved getting my first SPY genre prompt. It was challenging, but also really fun to be so far outside my normal comfort zone.


Heat 28 - Spy / Audition / Dishwasher

FOURSCORE
To complete her mission, she'll need the perfect number.

First time getting spy also and first time in the Screenplay competition. (I have done the other NYCM ones.) I am in heat 38 for spy, but I will be sure to check out yours and Noel’s! I had a lot of fun with this genre. Best of luck to you!


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FF R1 https://tinyurl.com/yxpvupes" rel="nofollow - Last But Not Leashed


Posted By: NatalieJames
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:46pm
Group 56 / Romantic Comedy / Chain of Command / An Activist


All's Fair in Love and Guerrilla Warfare
Two roommates vie for the attention of a local guerrilla gardener. 



I haven't read through all the titles yet, but I'm looking forward to it! I know there are going to be some great ones. :)


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Well, my first attempt at Screenplay ever. :)
Not sure I'd do it again, but it was fun to try. I loved getting my first SPY genre prompt. It was challenging, but also really fun to be so far outside my normal comfort zone.


Heat 28 - Spy / Audition / Dishwasher

FOURSCORE
To complete her mission, she'll need the perfect number.

Be careful, this screenplay stuff is addictive. SmileLook forward to reading!


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Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Well, my first attempt at Screenplay ever. :)
Not sure I'd do it again, but it was fun to try. I loved getting my first SPY genre prompt. It was challenging, but also really fun to be so far outside my normal comfort zone.


Heat 28 - Spy / Audition / Dishwasher

FOURSCORE
To complete her mission, she'll need the perfect number.

Good for you! Excited to read it!!!


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FF2: http://bit.ly/2kkdiLU" rel="nofollow - Matthew, Oliver, and the Most Epic Prom-posal Westbury High Ever Saw



Posted By: Rainbowsockmonkey
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 7:57pm
Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Originally posted by Rainbowsockmonkey Rainbowsockmonkey wrote:

G6:Spy/A double date/An ex-wife

Flauxtus
When Fake Melania is poisoned—again!—a retired spy is drawn into a mission to replace her.



 
Haha, sounds great! Best title pun I’ve seen in a while!

Thanks! Somehow this veered into PoliSat, which I’ve never written before. Like most of my stuff, it gets weird. Sometimes the judges like weird, sometimes they don’t. :)


Posted By: Rainbowsockmonkey
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:07pm
Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Group 31: Ghost story/cheating/a bully

PUKE-FACED MOUSE
Three school bullies dare James, a bookish 13-year-old, to spend the night in the old Children's Hospital. They have a plan to scare him for Insta-likes, but will it go as intended?


Looking forward to reading this!

This ^^^   So evocative! Even the title oozes conflict. 


Posted By: SueSS
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by SueSS SueSS wrote:

Group 42: Ghost Story / Maternal / Mortician


LAYLA

The sudden arrival of a little girl’s imaginary friend proves to be more than just a coincidence.



Hello heatmate!

I'm looking forward to reading your interpretation of the prompts!


Hi Stephen, looking forward to reading yours too.

The genre threw me - my first attempt at a ghost story. But, despite the lack of scare factor, there's a ghost and a plot, so fingers crossed that nudges me across the line into ghost story territory.


Posted By: The.Black.Violet
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 8:30pm
12: Romance/Selling a home/an electrician

A Home for Haunted Hearts

An elderly couple must sell their beloved house, but that doesn’t mean they’ll let go of it easily.

This is my first time doing the screenplay challenge, but it was so much fun! Formatting was definitely the most difficult part though... still not sure if everything was done right XD.

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Posted By: ChristiLB
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 9:05pm
Originally posted by BarbaraFL BarbaraFL wrote:

REALLY struggled with this script. I don't expect it to advance, but I had fun with the contest, especially during a really challenging week personally. I wonder if our title is allowed to parody another film's title...

Heat 60: Comedy/Cybercrime/A tourist

WE'VE GOT MAIL
Email mixups, minor theft, and an extra day in New York give a lonely business traveler a new chance to connect. 

Oooh this one sounds fun! I love the idea of email mixups - Such a natural mistake. I'm always afraid I'm sending an email to the wrong person haha. Can't wait to read it.


Posted By: ChristiLB
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 9:17pm
Heat 46 = Ghost Story - Largesse - A Nanny

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When Ben Blackwell fails to see the danger his children are in, it’s going to take an outside source to expose the truth behind the malevolent nanny, before it’s too late.



I can't wait to share my story and get some much desired feedback from everyone. Can anyone tell me when we can upload? I received an email saying my story had been uploaded successfully - Is that the confirmation email some have referred to that they're waiting for before uploading?




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