Samson Lay Groaning by Nick Padmore | Script Revolution

Samson Lay Groaning

A First World War officer wakes up in a shell hole, and strikes up an unlikely rapport with an enemy soldier in the next hole along. But can he be trusted? Based on true events.

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'A visceral war short...There was a lot packed into these 14 pages, and I felt the story was successful in its pacing and its action. I felt this script took its time, and yet moved very quickly. That’s a very difficult balance to strike, and you managed to do it with ease.’

Evaluation from BlueCat

***

Some production notes:

- Four male actors
- Two locations: a shell hole and an empty, muddy field
- None of the things that make war movies expensive (like gunshots, explosions or tanks)

Submitted: April 18, 2020
Last Updated: January 18, 2021

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The Writer: Nick Padmore

I write screenplays. Features, mostly, but also TV pilots and shorts. Sunbeam Quarterfinalist, Page Awards 2020 Semifinalist, Scriptapalooza 2020 Semifinalist, Table Read My Screenplay 2021 Semifinalist, ISA Drama Genre Busting Screenplay Competition 2021 Parallel Runner-up, Scriptapalooza 2021 Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Script Competition 2021 Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition 2021 The Holdout Quarterfinalist, Page Awards 2021 Quarterfinalist, Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2021 Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition 2021 The Infantorium Quarterfinalist, Page Awards 2021 Quarterfinalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices 2021 Finalist... Go to bio

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