Speechless by Tom Helberg | Script Revolution

Speechless

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To advance to the state speech competition a depressed high school senior must kiss his acting partner who is dating his best friend.
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I believe this could be shot for a very low budget. The tone is something like The Spectacular Now meets Superbad. Details below:
-Genre: Comedy, drama, coming of age
-Logline: To advance to the state speech competition a depressed high school senior must kiss his acting partner who is dating his best friend.
-Number of pages: 81
-Settings: Small town, school, home, fast food restaurant
-Actor requirements: Six high school aged boys, three high school aged girls, middle aged man and woman

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Semi-Finalist Omaha Film Festival 2017

"This charming, low-budget coming of age movie has the makings of an indie darling. Smaller buyers will be enchanted by the self-contained world and its stellar characters, while its tone strikes a great balance between sardonic and heartfelt that’s really tough to achieve." - The Black List

Submitted: October 20, 2016
Last Updated: August 7, 2017
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The Writer: Tom Helberg

Tom Helberg was born and raised in Nebraska and claims Lincoln as his hometown. He received a BA in Film Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While in school, he wrote as a critic and arts reporter for the Daily Nebraskan. Tom currently lives in the Austin, Texas area. He works in the film industry and shoots creative film projects. His films have been accepted to the Extremely Shorts Film Festival, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, The Prairie Lights Film Festival, The Online Film Festival and Ozark Shorts. Go to bio
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