Samson Lay Groaning by Nick Padmore | Script Revolution

Samson Lay Groaning

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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.’

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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: April 19, 2020

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The Writer: Nick Padmore

By day I'm creative director in a London branding agency, writing video scripts and ads for big businesses. By night (and on the weekend) I write screenplays. Features, mostly, but also TV pilots, shorts and a couple of monologues. I'm obsessive about realistic, bouncy dialogue. I'll go to extreme lengths to avoid exposition. And I've got one hell of a soft spot for a twist. **Page International Screenwriting Awards Quarterfinalist 2020** **Scriptapalooza Semifinalist 2020** Go to bio

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