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Shootin' The Shorts

Shootin' The Shorts is run by J.E. Clarke a longtime prolific screenwriter who loves to give others a little boost in the marketplace by highlighting why she believes their short script may stand out. She brings with her a loyal band of readers who share the same compassionate attitude who have joined her cause as it's grown and grown to connect writers with filmmakers on a monthly basis. Now it finds a home here on Script Revolution.

This is all about highlighting what makes a script great by focusing on the positives. You'll find no negative criticism or lists of issues here. Submitting a short script for consideration couldn't be easier, simply scroll down to the bottom of your script edit page and tick the "Submit to Shootin' The Shorts" checkbox. Please note; it takes time to get through all submissions, everything is subjective, and we're by no means saying these are the best short scripts on Script Revolution, they are simply the ones that have found an admirer within this section - CJ

New Sins - Sung to A Different Melody

NEW SINS
In a future where creative expression has been outlawed, a zealot finds his faith tested
when he’s forced to accept that music might be the only way to reach his comatose daughter.

New Eden, a not so distant future where a nameless order of ideologues have stripped society of artistic expression. Books are burnt; music destroyed; artists cast as heretics and subjected to surveillance and control.

Into this world comes 14-year-old Gail, a rebellious spirit and beloved daughter of Renner, a leading figure of the New Eden regime. 

When Gail is left comatose following a bid to end her life, a distraught Renner realises his only hope in bringing her back rests with resurrecting the very art he sought to destroy.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY

Renner kneels in front of the bed, tears cover his eyes as he holds Gail's hand.
She lies in bed, unconscious.

RENNER
They tell me to sin.
They tell me to make you remember who you were
because it's the only way you'll wake up.
Hearing my voice. Please, could you wake up?

Gail remains unconscious.

Desperate to save her, Renner approaches Cecily, an ageing musician and one of the last to hold long forbidden knowledge. Seeing a way to alleviate her own stifling existence, Cecily begrudgingly accepts Renner’s deal and the pair embark on a journey into necessary sin as she teaches her would be oppressor the lost art of guitar playing. Together the unlikely duo finds new meaning through the power of music, and a grieving father a second chance to make amends.

Oscar Moreno’s short script New Sins is an emotionally driven drama that explores our relationship with self-expression and the power of music to reach across ideological divides.  

The Script

New Sins

The ruler of a world where art has been banned must seek the help of a paralyzed musician to awaken his comatose daughter.

About The Reviewer

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Started writing scripts around five years ago after realising his social life was vastly overrated. Enjoys writing in a variety of genres but leans toward raw, grittier characters and the worlds they inhabit - from the deadly serious to the darkly comic. Drinks coffee, owns an unhealthy amount...Read more

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I'm a bilingual borderland Mexican writer and filmmaker. My scripts and short films have placed highly and won awards in festivals and contests around the world such as the Sundance Lab and the Austin Film Festival. My prose work has appeared in the New York Times, Somos en Escrito, The Seattle...Read more

Butterscotch - A Family Drama That Feels Like An Action Movie

Butterscotch
A recently widowed father puts his parenting skills to the test
when his 11-year-old daughter gets her first period.

Butterscotch by Jessica Waters opens benignly enough.  Fifteen year-old Carson Slone at the kitchen table, ignoring homework in favor of messing around on his phone. 

Then his construction worker father Elwood rushes in, out of breath.  Elwood asks, “What’s wrong?”  Carson points to the ceiling. 

Elwood runs upstairs, knocks on the closed bathroom door, and asks his eleven year-old daughter Taisha if she’s OK.

TAISHA (O.S.)
There’s blood.  On my underwear.

ELWOOD
Oh, baby.  It’s okay.  I’ll…

Elwood doesn’t know how to deal with this kind of situation.  In life, he’s always been gruff and to the point.  A born disciplinarian.  His wife was the sensitive one.  But she’s dead now.  So Elwood springs into action, frantically rummages through his wife’s old things, and even miraculously finds a box of tampons. 

But after trying to read the directions, he has to enlist Carson’s help. 

ELWOOD
Writing's tiny as hell.

Carson reads the directions and grows nervous.  

CARSON
Is this safe?

ELWOOD
Of course, it's safe, it's...

But now Elwood’s not so sure, so in a mad dash, he races off to the local drug store to find something appropriate for Taisha to use for her first time.  There, he endures judgment inquiries from another customer. 

All the while, back at the apartment, Carson tries to comfort his sister as best as he can.    

Elwood and Carson aren’t perfect, but they’re trying.  This kind of plot could’ve easily been mined for laughs, but writer Jessica Waters instead chose to focus on the sincerity of the moment, and the result feels like an episode of This Is Us played out at a breakneck pace.

Butterscotch is heartwarming, sweet, and far from saccharine.

The Script

Butterscotch

A recently widowed father puts his parenting skills to the test when his 11-year-old daughter gets her period.

About The Reviewer

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B. S. Carter began his writing career in second grade writing one-page (wide rule) sequels to movies like The Terminator, Ghostbusters, and City Heat (it’s a Clint Eastwood-Burt Reynolds buddy picture).  B. S. dreamed of being a filmmaker, but either through laziness, ADD, or fear, he never...Read more

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I write stories that matter so that the world can begin to understand the necessity for the valuable representation of marginalized communities. I am a queer black woman, and that is essential to how I approach my writing; whether it be through characters, settings, or experiences. All my short...Read more

When Words Fail - Or Do They?

When Words Fail
Two grown men argue over a crossword puzzle, using nothing but 11-letter words.

In everyday conversation, it’s not a shame to be less than articulate. That’s even when no restrictions exist other than civility – aside from avoiding “f-bombs”, the sky’s the limit as to what you can say.

But what if there were not only word, but letter limitations?  Met with such a challenge, how would even the most eloquent of us fare?

Written by Richard McMahon and David Pauwels, When Words Fail explores that very scenario: a battle of wits between adversaries Frank and Ben - men with extraordinary vocabularies, locked over an unfinished crossword puzzle in a war of literal words.

Only the eleven letter kind. Each word fused with poignant subtext, tempers quickly (and succinctly) flare:

FADE IN: INT. CAFE - NIGHT 

FRANK (50s), unshaven, dressed in a tweed blazer, sits at a table. He studies a 60% complete newspaper crossword, pencil in hand.

An eleven-letter space the focus of his attention. He scribbles down the start of a word, then erases it in frustration. Begins another word, stops, erases it again. He sighs. Takes a sip of his coffee, sets the cup down and stares at the crossword. 

FRANK (V.O.) 
Concentrate. 

BENJAMIN (30s), dressed in a suit, slicked back hair, approaches Frank. Notices the crossword. 

BENJAMIN (V.O.)
Inquisitive... 

Frank senses Benjamin's presence and looks up. He looks around the cafe: plenty of empty tables. Why is this guy bugging him? 

He turns back to the crossword. 

FRANK (V.O.) 
Interfering. 

BENJAMIN 
Complicated? 

Surprised, Frank looks him in the eye. He shows Ben the crossword briefly. 

FRANK 
Competently. 

BENJAMIN 
(points at himself)
Participate? 

FRANK 
(waves him away)
Superfluous. 

Benjamin takes out a pen. Gestures between them hopefully. 

BENJAMIN 
Cooperative. 

FRANK 
Aggravating. 

As push comes to shove – verbally – who will win?

Frank - the well spoken gentleman who genteelly resists being disturbed?

Or Ben – a silver-tongued young whippersnapper who may just have the linguistic insight Ben won't admit he needs?

If you’re looking for a two-character, one-location witty screenplay, check out When Words Fail

Complete this puzzle with just the proper balance of humor and conflict… and at the next festival, you’ll be the director with the Final Say!

 

 

The Script

When Words Fail

Two grown men argue over a crossword puzzle, using nothing but 11-letter words.

About The Reviewer

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Linda Hullinger is an award-winning screenwriter and published author who has written thirteen short screenplays, three feature screenplays and two TV pilots. She’s had short stories, articles, and essays traditionally published in magazines such as Woman’s World, Over My Dead Body, Dogwood...Read more

About The Writer

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Dave has written and optioned a number of shorts and features, as well as a novel, Who Iced The Snowman?, published by Cozy Cat Press in 2016.
His main genre is comedy, but he also leans towards sci-fi and paranoid/conspiratorial thrillers. He performs standup, plays bass, and...Read more

The Cure for Aging - There's a Cure for That... or Is There?

The Cure for Aging
An elderly prisoner gets rid of a troublesome young cellmate,
thanks in part to his promise of a "cure" for aging.

The cure for aging revealed…in prison?  That’s what David Pauwels’s short script The Cure for Aging promises, and then delivers.

At a lean eight pages taking place all in one location, Cure grabs the reader immediately and doesn’t let up.  It opens on Jeremy - an old-timer in every sense of the word - alone in his bare cell, content to read his worn paperback. 

In comes Wally, a young hothead loudmouth with attitude to spare, a spiritual cousin to some of the best and worst characters seen in Darabont-King collaborations like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

Over time, Jeremy tries to calm the impetuous Wally down, tries to give him some focus for life on the inside.  But all stir-crazy Wally can think about is the anti-aging procedure Jeremy once heard about on the outside.  

By the time it’s all over, The Cure for Aging will leave you feeling the same way a good episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents or Tales from the Crypt always did. 

With a wicked smile on your face.  

The Script

The Cure For Aging

An elderly prisoner tells a bothersome young cellmate about a secret means of escape and a mysterious cure for aging, showing how one leads to the other.

About The Reviewer

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B. S. Carter began his writing career in second grade writing one-page (wide rule) sequels to movies like The Terminator, Ghostbusters, and City Heat (it’s a Clint Eastwood-Burt Reynolds buddy picture).  B. S. dreamed of being a filmmaker, but either through laziness, ADD, or fear, he never...Read more

About The Writer

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Dave has written and optioned a number of shorts and features, as well as a novel, Who Iced The Snowman?, published by Cozy Cat Press in 2016.
His main genre is comedy, but he also leans towards sci-fi and paranoid/conspiratorial thrillers. He performs standup, plays bass, and...Read more

Singled Out - Dating After Divorce... does it ever work?

SINGLED OUT
Twenty-somethings are pranked when a married couple sets up their single friends.

Getting back into the dating game doesn’t always come easy after divorce. But having friends with good intentions helps. Sometimes….

But sometimes not.

Rick Hansberry’s “Singled Out” gives us a comical view on what goes through the mind of a nostalgic divorced guy when he’s urged by his married BFF to visit a single’s bar for “his own good”.

INT. RYAN’S HOUSE / BEDROOM - NIGHT

A different 80’s classic rock tune PLAYS. Ryan walks in front of the mirror, inspects a different look, mimes his internal dislike by the following reactions:

SERIES OF QUICK CUTS:

Jacket and tie - What am I thinking?

Business casual - Too geeky.

Tossled hair and open shirt - Who are you kidding?

Hollister - Doesn’t cut it with a mid-thirties waist line.

Sweater vest - Tags still on. Who gave this to me?

GQ - Straight out of a magazine ad.

After years of married “bliss” (or otherwise), can Ryan even pick out come-hither clothes….?

Let’s find out. Fast forward to a jumping nightclub scene:

INT. DIG’S NIGHTCLUB - MOMENTS LATER

Ryan strides toward the bar, gains confidence with each step. He claims his stool. The BARTENDER approaches.

BARTENDER
Are you kidding me with this GQ wannabe look? This ain’t Halloween.

The girls poor Ryan encounters next seem all-too-eager to shoot him down. Worse than the Bartender’s fashion critique, their words cut like a don’t-go-there knife:

- Make room. Desperate Man walking.

- My eyes are up here, Marco Polo.

- Looks like somebody forgot to DVR Jeopardy again.

Dating’s never easy, even in one’s prime. But have Ryan’s moves become this lame? Will he ever find his groove? What limbo level of relationship hell has his friends lure him into… and can they fish him out?

If you’re looking for a fun and lively short with a… happy ending, approach “Singled Out” with confidence. You just might find your perfect match and mate!

The Script

Singled Out

Twenty-somethings are pranked when a married couple sets up their single friends.

About The Reviewer

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Linda Hullinger is an award-winning screenwriter and published author who has written thirteen short screenplays, three feature screenplays and two TV pilots. She’s had short stories, articles, and essays traditionally published in magazines such as Woman’s World, Over My Dead Body, Dogwood...Read more

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Rick Hansberry is an award-winning screenwriter with more than 20 years of industry experience. With several produced credits on his IMDb page, Rick has written, produced and directed several short films. 2017 saw the release of two feature-length films, "Alienate" and "Evil In Her." 2018...Read more

Road Trip - You never know where it'll take you....

Road Trip
Everyone enjoys a good road trip...

For those of you who have ever wondered if there is life beyond Earth, if there are super intelligent beings swarming the planet incognito or if what is out there may only have the IQ of styrofoam, Warren Duncan’s Road Trip will bring a chuckle.

As the script opens, Tom has taken a ride with a stranger and all he wants is to find out what he’s gotten himself into. But, the driver refuses to divulge any clues.

In the passenger seat sits TOM, 30’s, completely average in every way. A large smile stretched across his face.

TOM
I love road trips. So... where we going?

No reply from the driver who sits off-screen.

TOM
You gotta give me something.

Nothing.

TOM
Oh come on! A hint, a tip, a government secret?

Tom fidgets in his seat, clearly agitated. His once friendly demeanor changes.

Will Tom get the answers he’s looking for? Or does the stranger’s lack of communication skills mean... something far more ominous?

Just one page long, Road Trip may require a few special effects. But it takes the Sci-Fi genre to a comedic level in less than a minute - an amazing feat at the speed of light!

The Script

Road Trip

Everybody loves a good road trip.

About The Reviewer

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Linda Hullinger is an award-winning screenwriter and published author who has written thirteen short screenplays, three feature screenplays and two TV pilots. She’s had short stories, articles, and essays traditionally published in magazines such as Woman’s World, Over My Dead Body, Dogwood...Read more

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I am an aspiring screenwriter from Australia. I have had multiple shorts produced and currently have several on option. I typically enjoy writing horror, thriller, and drama scripts. Please feel free to contact me at Warren_Duncan@hotmail.com or...Read more

The Perfect Pair: Love Will Always Find a Way!

THE PERFECT PAIR
An improbable pair meet their match.

As the old saying goes: We can’t choose our family… But we can definitely choose who we fall in love with. Or can we? Perhaps it boils down to simple relationship chemistry, that special connection and instant spark, but attraction is definitely in the eye of the beholder and can mean many different things to different people.

What happens if the object of your affection is not of the warm-blooded variety? In Spike Jonz’ movie, Her, Theodore falls in love with Samantha, a computer operating system. In Lars And The Real Girl, the impossibly shy Lars teams up with a lifelike plastic doll named Bianca. In Blade Runner, Rick Deckard has a dalliance with a beautiful droid named Rachael, and in TED, a bromance develops between John and his foulmouthed childhood teddy bear come to life.

In similar fashion Mark Moore’s The Perfect Pair examines the relationship between Kevin, a big lug of a guy in his twenties and his very unconventional relationship with girlfriend, Nicole.  Kevin is what we’d call a late bloomer and in true Millennial form he is yet to leave the nest.

The dilemma facing long-suffering parents, Frank and Peggy, is not simply what do you do when your adult kid won’t cut the apron strings, but what do you do when the object of your son’s affection is a sock-puppet named Nicole? They’ve been open-minded and patient up until now, allowing Nicole to share their home, their dinner table, even allowing Nicole to share Kevin’s bed, but they’re at their tipping point – Frank’s taken to hyperventilating over the whole affair and something drastic has to be done.

Frank and Peggy take the ‘tough love’ route issuing Kevin with an ultimatum: Either he finds ‘an actual woman of the human kind’ or he’s out.

So, what’s a guy like Kev to do? Go to an Internet dating site of course, rustle up a good sort with shared interests (in this case sock-puppets) and hope and pray for compatibility.

But, what of fiery red-head, Nicole? She’s not going to go easy. And she’s definitely not the sharing type.

Talk about a bizarre love triangle.

Filmmakers: Do you like the comedy in your RomCom veering into absurd, screwball, and laugh-out-loud whilst maintaining sweet and sentimental on the romantic side?

Reminiscent of Lars And The Real Girl and Something About Mary and with an hilarious montage that’ll have your audience laughing out loud, The Perfect Pair could be your perfect debut.

 

The Script

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L.Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently...Read more

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I am an aspiring screenwriter originally from Ireland, currently residing in Upstate New York.

I have had multiple shorts produced, including one award winner and currently have another on option.

I typically enjoy writing comedy scripts.

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Terms of Engagement - Make or Break!

TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
Sometimes a break-up is the first step towards an engagement.

Man walks into a bar…

Typically to drown his sorrows over a woman.

David Lambertson’s, Terms Of Engagement opens with just this scenario.

The place is Sullivan’s Bar. Tending bar is Tina.
The date: Valentine’s Day.

The aforementioned Man seeking to drown his sorrows is James, replete with a box of chocolates, a dozen red roses, a red heart-shaped pillow and a sullen expression.

Head bowed, muttering to himself, he lumbers to the bar.

When the roses are quickly dunked into a pitcher of beer and James slams back a shot of tequila we know Cupid’s arrow must have overshot its target. When James proceeds to bang his head into the pillow over and over we know there’s been trouble in paradise. What kind of trouble you might ask? Well, it seems Amy, James beloved, wanted something special this Valentine’s Day and James failed to deliver.

Hmm, something special… Yes, sometimes we girls speak in code. How fortuitous then that Tina is on hand, not only to offer a friendly ear and a kind word, but to also unravel that code for James.

Tina sets about telling James where he’s gone wrong -

TINA
The pillow’s bout five bucks.
The roses are bound by a rubber band.
Any florist worth their weight
would’ve bound them in a ribbon.
(points at roses)
Those scream retail.
(taps the box)
But those are the dead give-away.

James is about to discover that a heart-shaped pillow ‘made in China’ is not at all classy, that drug-store flowers don’t cut it, and that chocolates are a far more complicated purchase than he ever would have guessed.

TINA
… You got your Godiva chocolates.
For my money, the best… but they aren’t
going to be on the shelf of your local grocery.
After that, you have your Sees Candies.
Not real expensive, but you have to actually
drive to a Sees store to get them. You know, make an effort. And then...
(picks up the box)
You got your Whitman’s Samplers.

No good, asks James?

Only if you’re broke or if you’re twelve, says Tina.

And so proceeds James’ education in the art of love and all things special.

With its clever twist in the final act Terms Of Engagement is a delightfully funny RomCom in the style of How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, and with the comedic insights of What Women Want.

FILMMAKERS: We trust you’ll know what you want especially when it’s right in front of your eyes. Best save the date pronto with the writer of this one though, lest it be booked out.

 

The Script

Terms of Engagement

Sometimes a break-up is the first step towards engagement.

About The Reviewer

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L.Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently...Read more

About The Writer

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Hmmm - how does one craft a writing biography for one that has not spent a life writing? I'll give it a shot. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was eighteen. I started writing when I was 56. In the years between I got married, had children, got divorced, got married again, had grandchildren...Read more

For Now (and Always)

FOR NOW
A year after losing her husband, a widow struggles with whether to date again.

February, (along with all things Saint Valentine) may technically be coming to a close, but for all of you hopeless and hopeful romantic filmmakers out there we’re continuing along the RomCom theme with another pearl of a script just waiting to be picked up.

The Bridges Of Madison County, Harold & Maude, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Hope Springs, (to name a few) are films with what in common? All are proof that just as Frankie (Sinatra) sang way back in 1965: Love Isn’t Just For The Young. Proof also that there’s a demographic you may not have thought of tapping into but that it’s one highly in demand.

And so, the spotlight for today shines on Paul Knauer’s romantic comedy, For Now.

The opening scene of For Now finds us in a retirement community with Adel, a widowed lady in her seventies sitting alone and nursing a cup of coffee. A very nervous Warren, also in his seventies, slides into the seat across from her…

It’s February 14th, and Warren has just summoned up the courage to ask Adel out on a date. Only trouble is Adel’s a hard sell. She feels blessed enough to have known her soul mate in life and she’s not looking for a replacement. No-one could possibly fill the shoes of her beloved Jimmy.

WARREN
… Listen… I was wondering
if – maybe – you might want to go to
the Olive Garden tonight? With me.
Endless breadsticks.

ADEL
(shakes her head)
It’s Valentine’s Day.

That’s kinda the point, says Warren.

WARREN
… See, when a guy – that’s me
likes a gal – that’s you – sometimes
they eat breadsticks together. And,
sometimes, they do it on Valentine’s Day.

At which point we discover that although Warren has eyes only for Adel he’s hot property amongst the other ladies in the retirement community. In fact a long line of eligible women are queued up outside his door all clamouring for his affections and they come bearing Valentine’s gifts.

As Jimmy says to Adel:

JIMMY
This guy’s more popular
than a chocolate fountain at a
Kansas City brunch.

Huh? Now Jimmy’s talking to Adel? Who is this guy? Has Warren got competition from a dead man? But he dropped off the peg a year ago, right? Then again, maybe he’s alive. A huge bouquet of roses were just delivered to Adel and the name on the card reads: Jimmy.

Hmm, what’s going on? Well, you’re just going to have to delve into the script to find out.

Suffice to say, For Now is a heartwarming and touching romantic comedy sprinkled with whimsical dialogue gems and astute observations about love and loss, and finding love again when you least expect it.

Filmmakers: Want your own feel-good start to the year? Better get on it then, now!

For Now (previous title: Blessing) placed Writer’s Choice runner-up in
the SimplyScripts Romantic Comedy challenge.

 

The Script

For Now

A widow needs a push to begin dating again.

About The Reviewer

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L.Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently...Read more

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I’m an optioned screenwriter working out of the Kansas City area. My main focus is slightly absurdist comedy with heart, but I believe writing good comedy requires the ability to write good drama, so you’ll notice a mix of thrillers, dramas and even slight horror scripts in my portfolio. ...Read more

Crazy in Love... Like a Fox!!

CRAZY IN LOVE
A woman battling mental health issues learns to let
her guard down with the help of a quirky patient in a similar position.

February is the month synonymous with Valentine’s Day.  Hearts, flowers, chocolates, and of course sitting down to that old movie favourite, the Romantic Comedy.

Now, before you blokes out there switch off and decide RomComs are chick-flicks, only to be indulged to get into the good books of your significant other, it might pay to bear in mind two things: the first is that despite the plethora of action, shoot ‘em up and CGI movies, the overwhelming popularity of the RomCom is enjoying a resurgence. Thanks to the success of romance channels like Hallmark, Passionflix and Lifetime and with Netflix Originals hot on their heels there’s a inbuilt audience ready for filmmakers to tap into.

Another important fact to note is that romantic movies don’t always have to feature sugar-coated storylines of boy meets girl with their gorgeous airbrushed lead actors.

Do you prefer your RomComs with a little less saccharine and a bit more edge? Less You’ve Got Mail and Love Actually, and more Silver Linings Playbook, and The Big Sick? Well, writer Warren Duncan, has artfully created the perfect antidote to too much sugar with his dark Romantic Comedy: Crazy In Love. 

We open on Henry, a handsome young guy wearing a white-lab coat and roaming the halls of a psych ward. At first we don’t know what to make of him. Is he doctor, patient? Through some very clever voice-over we become privy to Henry’s thoughts, his self deprecating humour, his witty asides and one liners, and his often face-palming and clumsy overtures in his quest to win over Ruby. 

Ruby’s the new kid on the block. To say Henry’s instantly smitten is an understatement. As with all good romantic stories however, the road to true love may be paved with obstacles and Ruby’s damaged veneer indicates she may well be a hard nut to crack.

Crazy In Love is a cleverly constructed and out of the box love story. It’s a touching tale about the human condition and about finding love in unexpected places whilst bearing the literal scars of life. With its carefully balanced mix of nuanced humour and its underlying message of hope and love triumphing over adversity this is one love story you don’t want to pass up.

Filmmakers: Feeling any creative woes over which path to take? Well, we have just the remedy. Dare I say, you’re gonna’ need your head read if you don’t snatch this one up fast.

Crazy In Love placed first as Writer’s Choice in the SimplyScripts Romantic Comedy challenge.

 

The Script

Crazy In Love

A woman battling mental health issues learns to let her guard down with the help of a quirky patient in a similar position.

About The Reviewer

L. Chambers's picture
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L.Chambers has been writing all her life – especially in her head, and on scraps of paper. It’s only in the last few years she began to get serious about screen-writing. Prior to this she worked in the Features Department for ABC TV as a Program Assistant, and trained as a FAD. She currently...Read more

About The Writer

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I am an aspiring screenwriter from Australia. I have had multiple shorts produced and currently have several on option. I typically enjoy writing horror, thriller, and drama scripts. Please feel free to contact me at Warren_Duncan@hotmail.com or...Read more

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