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    Posted: 21 Sep 2006 at 1:27am
Originally posted by Jerry Jerry wrote:

All the comments given to me on the forum were super helpful, so I don't consider this a "loss" in a traditional sense--I'm applying all the suggestions, in a general way, to a new feature screenplay I'm working on.  I've learned so much from this competition, because of the wonderful forums--it was a great experience, despite the result.  So thank you everyone!
 
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I'm with Jerry on this: sharing the scripts and getting feedback were extremely valuable, and seeing real-time responses to queries was very cool.  The intersection of "this is what I get from it" and "this is what I meant by it" -- for others as well as my own -- was helpful in seeing what kinds of storytelling worked and what didn't.


Edited by trike - 21 Sep 2006 at 1:27am
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Wow--thanks for all the nice words about Binky!  I'm disappointed it didn't make it, of course, but the script that made it to the finals wasn't posted, and I'm sure it's really awesome.  No doubt the judges made the right decision.
 
All the comments given to me on the forum were super helpful, so I don't consider this a "loss" in a traditional sense--I'm applying all the suggestions, in a general way, to a new feature screenplay I'm working on.  I've learned so much from this competition, because of the wonderful forums--it was a great experience, despite the result.  So thank you everyone!
 
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Binky is a frightening story. I loved it as much as I hated it. That's a compliment, by the way. I only hated it because it scared me. It's a very creepy, unsettling, don't turn off the light kind of story. A monster of a different look as it were.

Regardless of its standing in this contest it should be produced. That story has good parts for actors, worthy challenges for a crew and would be a great line on a resume for the director and writer.

I might even watch it. Even though it SCARES ME!!!!!

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I really dug Binky and Family Duty; I was disappointed neither of those got recognized.
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Originally posted by Requiem Requiem wrote:

Haha, I had a good laugh reading this thread.

Just got back from vacation, still reeling from not making the finals. Thanks to those who've name-dropped 'Operation Lollipop', I appreciate the sentiment but, deep down, I never really expected to make the cut this year.

I feel bad for not reading more of the scripts that were posted but, of those I've read, the following were my favourites:

Binky - I didn't read any others from this heat but I cannot believe this one didn't make the cut.

Arousing in Strange Housing - again, I don't think I read the competition but I thought this was better than my suspense script that made it through last year.

As for the suggestion that the judges have a budget in mind when picking the winners, I disagree. My script last year had a few locations, plenty of extras and a big explosion at the end. Hence, it got plenty of attention from producers, many of whom liked it but said they couldn't justify a budget like that for a 20 minute short.
 
I thought Binky wasan excellent script also - I was sure that it would move on.
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Haha, I had a good laugh reading this thread.

Just got back from vacation, still reeling from not making the finals. Thanks to those who've name-dropped 'Operation Lollipop', I appreciate the sentiment but, deep down, I never really expected to make the cut this year.

I feel bad for not reading more of the scripts that were posted but, of those I've read, the following were my favourites:

Binky - I didn't read any others from this heat but I cannot believe this one didn't make the cut.

Arousing in Strange Housing - again, I don't think I read the competition but I thought this was better than my suspense script that made it through last year.

As for the suggestion that the judges have a budget in mind when picking the winners, I disagree. My script last year had a few locations, plenty of extras and a big explosion at the end. Hence, it got plenty of attention from producers, many of whom liked it but said they couldn't justify a budget like that for a 20 minute short.
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I appreciate the kudos on my script, but the truth is the top 2 scripts in my heat weren't posted. They may have both been stellar.
Heat 12 Romantic Comedy/Jury Duty - PLUSH
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By no means am I saying any winner should not have won, the 5 that I mentioned I felt were equal to, and could have... "should have or could have" was a mistake on my part, and a bad choice of words.  I meant no offense or controversy.
 
There were many quality scripts that were posted, and I wouldn't want to choose which ones belong.  I enjoyed the process.  It was a good deal of fun.
 
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Originally posted by Willie Willie wrote:

Originally posted by Willie Willie wrote:

Well, to add to this post - I felt that the following 5 could have easily won their heat:
 
Dead Beat
Princess Maggie
Fahrenheit 5'11"
Night Music
Operation Lollipop
 
 
I'm interested in other opinions on scripts that maybe should have or could have moved on... "Surprises of the Evening" took a strange turn toward small appendages.
 
Bill


That's an interesting comment from a guy whose screen name is "Willie."
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