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John "joro" Sciandra's picture
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How a Script Idea Came to me

I don't know how to Blog on the site having no access to any Blog buttons, however this story just in from my trip to gas up the Suburban at SAM's Club:


As I pulled away from the SAM's Club gas pumps and made the obligatory hard turn around to get back to the exit road, I had to wait. Two cars incoming from the left. Right is all clear. As the two passed in front of me I started my forward roll to turn left, when the tiny red sportster surprised me from the right, seemingly coming out of nowhere. Rolling forward so slowly made stopping quick a breeze. I hardly moved 2 or 3 inches and I did not even cross the threshold of the intersection. But my eye caught the man. His eyes locked on mine, hatred piercing right through my tempered glass windshield. I swear I saw anamorphic flare as he passed. His head as if on a radar swivel, kept locked on mine until his neck screamed out to him, enough! 180 is not possible. I made my turn in behind him and with a shudder decided to put on my elderly sunglasses. No I am not elderly, but you know those big wraparound sunglasses that can actually cover a pair of regular glasses. Being told many years ago, that the eyes are the windows to my soul, I always keep them handy in case I need soul protection. This time they just made me feel safer. We both arrived at the red-light T intersection a mere 100 yards down the street, and I caught a glimpse of his license plate. What it said was not registering since he quickly turned right on red and with no traffic coming, I did the same. Now following behind him I had the weird sense that he was connecting with me, somehow aware that I in my big Suburban could swallow him up like a guppy. I stayed with him when I finally saw what his customized license tag said. “FAKEPRES”. Oh wow. My mind is now racing. I was not expecting that.  I know the type. I was one of the type. But not like this. Not extreme. Was he just angry at the whole world or was he a warrior playing his tiny role in the Left-Right political scene of the day, trying to get the word out. Definitely a good idea to don the soul protection.

My mind begins to wander.  I think – this would somehow make a great mini film. Kind of like an “Indy Short Film”. But was happens from here? how does the plot unfold. How would I script this out? Am I suddenly the protagonist of my own production? This could be fun. Its interesting how small insignificant life events can lead to script ideas.

Stay tuned, the script version to follow.  


Charles V Abela's picture
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Joined: Jul 2022

Hi, how do you define "an Indie Short Film?"

I believe Indie is a newbie, like me, but how short is short in terms of pages or film time? and are the chances of it being turned into a movie of some sort compared with a feature film?