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The movie has been uploaded! It's … 3 minutes long?!

What they did was nice; the posters they made for the walls looked REALLY cool, and I wish they had focused on them more closely. And the way it was filmed wasn't bad, either. They captured a lot of the atmosphere I was hoping to create. 

Other than that ... apparently they didn't like any of the dialog I wrote, or plot, or story, or the ending, or putting my name in the credits …

ETA: My mistake, my name was at the beginning right after the title. Mea culpa.
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I'll put the judges' scorecards at the end.

Waiting for the New Light

Who's afraid of the dark? Anyone who wants to live! A teen girl tries to rescue her brother from what lurks in the night.


Setting: 80s or 70s

Genre: One (wo)man Against The World

Writer's Block (Something that must be incorporated into the script somehow): Flashlight goes out.


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Finished another round of revisions; I think that's it. I'll give the script one last going over later on, and then submit it!
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Ok. Second draft is done. Not sure if I can really whittle away any of the exposition and still get the story across; just not skilled enough. Setting it aside for now.
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First draft is finished! 3 and a half pages, but there's a lot of action and not a lot of talking. And a lot of exposition I need to eliminate. And formatting to check ...

72 Fest

Jun. 16th, 2012 12:56 am
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I know heavy exposition is bad, but right now, it's the only way I know to set the story. Once I have my first draft done, I'll go back and see if I can't find ways to show what's happened instead of using a voiceover to tell what's happened.

72 Fest

Jun. 16th, 2012 12:19 am
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Research can be fun!

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I am so far out of my comfort zone, I don't know what comfort is any more.

For the contest, writers are assigned criteria they have to work with in their 7-page, 7 minute script.

A Setting. This setting must be present in your film. Those that get actual locations, you are not required to set the entire film there but like the other criteria it should be integral.

A Genre.

A Writer’s Block.  This element should be incorporated deliberately into the script. Simply throwing in a shot to fulfill this element without servicing the story or character will not impress the judges.

Here's mine:

Setting: 80′s or 70′s (Easy enough- I lived it!)

Genre: One (wo)man Against The World (Erm... hmm.)

Writer's Block: Flashlight goes out. (Double hmm.)

Away I go! I can't share my script until either I'm eliminated from the competition, or after the films premiere in October. Wish me the best!


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