Although I have wanted to make films for as long as I can remember (I made quite a few simple ones using Lego and other toys when I was little), it wasn't until four years ago when I got an idea for a short film that I really liked. The basic story popped into my head, with the characters and what would happen in broad strokes.
As I do when I get excited about something, I got started right away with writing a first draft, just getting what I had in my head down on paper (screen). Instead of jumping into making it I put it to the side. Over the next years, every few months I got reminded of the film, returned to the script, read it and made adjustments. When the script started to feel complete, I got working on the website since I by then knew how I wanted to share its making.
So, a few years and many revision later, I finally get to share the resulting script. Although I am really happy with what I have so far, I am still trying to give everything a final polish to make it the best it can be. I really look forward to all of your feedback, small or big thoughts.
So, without further ado, here is the script for the film. I hope you will like it.
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maaan :( I want to know what happens. great script I loved it. just a small note, in page 3 when the doctor enters count 17 lines down. It should be "to him" not "to the him"
other than that, everything looks great
Thanks, I am super happy you liked it! :D Nice catch, it feels like I have read that sentence a hundred times. I will change it right away.
Thanks for the info on writing a script, i found it useful.
You're very welcome, Richie! I'm glad it helped you.
Beautifully written, and if i may add well understamdable script man, I actually read it twice.
By the way, I wrote a started a story series 2016, although in narrative form.
Never written a script like yours before. So I gat questions on how to make one? I mean transferring narrative short story to a script.
By the way, imma look up on Google too.
Thank you for this course.
Thanks a lot, Erioluwa!
It is great that you already have a story in mind! When taking a narrative story and turning it into a script, you basically have to consider the same things as if the story is new; it must fit to be a film. For example, if your story contains a lot of character thoughts and such, you must find a way to convey the same information using different images and things happening instead, things we can see as an audience.
If you haven't already, take a look at the video I made on how to write a script. There I share a bunch of thoughts that are good to remember. You can view it here:
I hope this helps, and please share the result of your work with us!