The Imposters by Clark Ransom | Script Revolution

The Imposters

Practicing for a starring role in a movie, a B-listed actor pretends to be a hitman and meets with a woman who wants her cheating husband killed.

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Theo is a bad actor. His friends know it, his Agent knows it, and even people who have never met him know it. That’s all about to change.

Desperate to win any upcoming audition, Theo decides the best way to prepare for the character of a hired assassin is to become one. Answering an ad on Craig’s List, Theo and Brad, a news reporter and Theo’s life-partner, show up in an empty parking lot to meet a woman who wants her husband killed.
The problem is… she’s a cop.

Hooked up with a “wire” so Brad can record the conversation, Theo gives his best performance in years, almost convincing the cop he’s the real deal. When Theo accepts the cash to do the job, the handcuffs come out and he finds himself spread-eagled on the hood of the car.

Panicked, Brad rushes down the street screaming at Janet not to kill him. As Janet frisks Theo, her hand lingers on his crotch and says, “It’s true, though… what they say in show-biz. There really aren’t any small parts.” A Director yells, “Cut!” and it’s revealed that not only is Theo an imposter, but they’re all actors on a set.

Attached Talent: 

Christopher Cinnamon - Director

All Accolades & Coverage: 

2010 Finalist - Table Read My Screenplay

Submitted: September 14, 2020
Last Updated: November 14, 2020

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The Writer: Clark Ransom

Clark is a produced and optioned screenwriter with a focus on Sci-Fi, Dark Dramedy, and True Stories. Clark has successfully collaborated with Producers and other screenwriters on several projects. Most of his projects are grounded in themes of "the haves and the have-nots", classicism, and coming-of-age characters. Clark is open to writing assignments for features, shorts, and pilots. Representative Achievements include: “Messenger Dogs”, Historical Drama based upon True Events: 2021 WINNER, 2nd Place, SWN Goldman Award; 2021 Quarterfinalist in PAGE Awards; 2021 Semi-Finalist, Creative World Awards Contest, 2021 Quarterfinalist in Screencraft True Story Contest, 2021 Pitch Finalist in... Go to bio

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