The Rise and Fall of Shmeltzer and Schmekler by David Liberman | Script Revolution

The Rise and Fall of Shmeltzer and Schmekler

Yorgan Freeman, a renowned Swedish voice actor is in the studio recording a new project when he suddenly has a nervous breakdown, which may or may not be related to the story he is narrating.

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A cross-genre meta story, about a narrator, narrating the life of another narrator, who himself is busy narrating.

Yorgan Freeman, a renowned Swedish voice actor, experiences a meltdown while recording a new project. At first, the story he is narrating, about a young idealistic couple that embarks on a ridicules business venture, seems completely unrelated to his life and mostly just annoys him. But very quickly things spiral down and the story consumes his every thought, sending him on an unexpected emotional roller coaster.

The script tells a story within a story, crossing two genres:
The first story (the journey of Yorgan Freeman), is live action.
The second story (the story Yorgnan Freeman is narrating as it is "played" in his mind), is animation.

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*Because of the inclusion of various elements in the script, as well as frequent use of narration and transitions, the actual intended runtime for this script doesn't correlate with the 1 page = 1 minute standard. The page count for the script is 44 pages, however, the intended runtime is about 30 minutes.

Submitted: March 20, 2021
Last Updated: November 11, 2021

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The Writer: David Liberman

We are a team of 3 writers: Jacky Revah and Itzik Revah have been working in the film and television industry since 2009 in various camera department roles. Their credits include work on productions such as Foxtrot (film), Hostages (TV series), Fauda (TV series), Norman (film), Getaway (film), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (film), Tristan & Isolde (film) and others. David Liberman is a senior project manager working in the hi-tech industry, who has a strong passion for entertainment and storytelling. Go to bio

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