Last Thursday by Kevin Machate | Script Revolution

Last Thursday



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When Dennis got up this morning, he wasn't expecting that his bank would be robbed, or that he would be taken hostage, but hey - it's Thursday so it's almost the weekend, right?

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This is a story about Dennis Theodore, a bored bank assistant manager. He's been working at his job for 18 years. He plays Call of Duty every night with a mysterious partner, that calls himself DevilDog. One regular, ordinary Thursday, a group of bank robbers takes over the branch. Dennis is taken hostage in the heist and then lots of funny stuff happens. OK, some funny stuff happens before that too, but most of the funny stuff is during and after the robbery. I'm obviously not going to tell you how it ends, or even introduce the other characters. However, having won 5 "Best Screenplay" awards as well as multiple quarter/semifinalist positionings, you can be assured that it's pretty good.

This is also going to be expanded into a feature script. Just don't ask me when, because I have no idea.

This is what Slamdance says about the script: "Last Thursday is a strongly comedic bank heist thriller with a great final twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. The dialogue is witty, expressive and full of grit (especially in the bank robbers’ dialogue), and the lead characters are vividly rendered and feel well developed."

While I have this listed as "For Sale" before even talking about money, I would need to know that there was adequate funding available. This short would cost between $50-75k to make. It was not written to ever be produced as a short.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Mindfield Film Festival
Albuquerque, NM
March 4, 2020
Diamond Award for Best Short Screenplay

Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
March 7, 2020
Diamond Award - Best Short Screenplay

Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 2020
Best Short Screenplay

Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles, CA
April 4, 2020
Outstanding Achievement Award

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
June 14, 2020
Finalist in the Best Short Comedy Script category (Winners not yet announced)-Delayed for COVID 19

Dallas International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Dallas, TX
April 22, 2020

Miami Screenplay Awards
Miami, FL
June 15, 2020

Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, CA
April 30, 2020
Honorable Mention - Best Short Script

Screenwriting Master Contest
July 15, 2020

The Legendary Script Contest
Vancouver, BC
June 1, 2020
First Runner Up

Film Lot Australia
Melbourne, AU
June 30, 2020

Hollywood Jumbo Screenplay Festival
Burbank, CA
July 31, 2020
2nd place

Not your grandma's screenplay competition
August 1, 2020

Los Angeles, CA
July 31, 2020

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Rhode Island
July 27, 2020
Semifinalist (Winner TBD)

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth, TX
October 4, 2020
Nominated: Best Short Script, Best Comedy Script (Winner TBD)

Big Bear Film Summit
Big Bear, CA
July 15, 2020
Best Short Screenplay

Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Contest
Philadelphia, PA
August 15, 2020

Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival
Houston, TX
September 12, 2020
Finalist (Winner TBD)

Deep in the Heart Film Festival
Waco ,TX
September 24, 2020
Finalist (Winner TBD)

Orlando Film Festival
Orlando, FL
October 15, 2020
Quarterfinalist (Winner TBD)

Submitted: May 20, 2020
Last Updated: September 2, 2020

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The Writer: Kevin Machate

Kevin graduated from the University of Texas, with a BA in American Studies and minor in History in 2015 and got his MBA in 2019. Not surprisingly, he uses none of these educational credentials for his job. Although he began his film career as an actor, he quickly moved into Producing and eventually Directing. Kevin's films have won numerous awards worldwide having been screened in various cities in the US, Europe, South America, Oceania, and Asia. Kevin has directed six short films and his credits as a producer have exceeded 50 at the time of this writing. His recent works include three short series starring Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick and Saturn Award Winner Doug... Go to bio

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