Seeking 3 - 5 minute scripts

Stephen Melling (Level 0) ~ 4/6/2012 6:09 AM

Hi all, some of you may remember me from the Coincidence or Theft thread. I am the director that thankfully found Travis and was able to get his script made. Well I'm back to do the same (albeit minus the drama of last time I hope)... The last one got funding, got made and is currently in post production gearing up for the Virgin Media Shorts film festival this year. Now I am after another challenge and a new adventure.

This time I am looking to make a 3 - 5 minute script. I want to aim to make this for the 'larger' festivals shall we say...

The story must be easy enough to do on a small budget.
It must be able to be shot in the UK.
It can be any genre.

Of course this is just the start, so funding for this is not guaranteed - but I will do my best to get this project moving!

Please could you send any scripts you may have to

Cheers guys, I look forward to reading what you have to offer!

p.s. If you have any amazing 2 minute scripts then send those over as well. :)

Stephen Melling

Chris Keaton (Level 5) ~ 4/6/2012 9:22 AM

Stephen, I may have a few new ones, but what are you really looking for? What do you want to shoot?

Zach Jansen (Level 4) ~ 4/6/2012 1:48 PM

Genre? Cast size? Location restrictions?

T. James DeStein (Level 5) ~ 4/6/2012 2:23 PM

I dunno what's with all the confusion. He asked for something in any genre, on a small budget, and that can be filmed in the UK. Pretty clear.

Tim Westland (Moderator) ~ 4/6/2012 2:56 PM

Small cast. No SFX. Limited locations.

Oh, and no desert or tropical scenes.

Rain/fog a plus.

Stephen Melling (Level 0) ~ 4/9/2012 6:13 AM

First of all thanks to everyone who has already sent me a script. Some really cool ones coming in. At the moment I'm still considering the options.

Thanks for clearing up the confusion Travis, haha. Also Tim is correct on the no desert or tropical scenes - far from that round where I'm from!

I'm quite simply just looking for a decent script. So don't worry about what exactly I'm looking for Chris, I'm open minded for anything at the moment.

Keep'em rollin' in.

Rik Battaglia (Level 3) ~ 4/9/2012 11:19 AM

I'm sending now! :-D

Zach Jansen (Level 4) ~ 4/9/2012 1:19 PM

I wasn't confused -- just looking for more clarification. For me, small budget can mean anything from zero to 20 grand. That's quite a range to deal with. And with locations -- it wouldn't make sense to send a script that takes place in, say, a forest if the nearest, decent woods is a hundred miles away.

As with anything, the specific you can get, the better.

Zach Jansen (Level 4) ~ 4/9/2012 1:20 PM

Next time I'll just refrain from asking questions.

Tim Westland (Moderator) ~ 4/9/2012 5:51 PM

I was joking about the locale... I will refrain from joking.

William Bienes (Mod Emeritus) ~ 4/9/2012 7:52 PM

Next time I will run with the chorus at least twice before going back to the refrain.

Erich VonHeeder (Level 4) ~ 4/10/2012 1:47 AM



Tim Westland (Moderator) ~ 4/10/2012 2:05 AM

This thread has created a monster... a Frainkenstein Monster!

Ayal Pinkus (Level 5) ~ 4/10/2012 3:42 AM

I don't think people should be discouraged from asking questions.

Chris Keaton (Level 5) ~ 4/10/2012 8:30 AM

Answer to these questions help to target our submissions. No point sending stuff over that someone will never be interested in filming. And budget, without a specific number, is all subjective. I've met people that thought one prop was too expensive, well guess what good lighting, sound, and editing was too expensive as well and the film was crap. So if the person doesn't have money for craft services they don't have money for the stuff that will make the film good. That's why I always ask the budget.

Caroline Coxon (Mod Emeritus) ~ 4/10/2012 9:15 AM

I would judge my submission (if any) on the fact that Stephen took Tacet and go for that sort of scale.

Stephen Melling (Level 0) ~ 4/12/2012 7:30 AM

Cheers for the replys everyone. I really don't want you to feel limited in what you can and cannot send. Don't worry about the budget or how hard it may be to make it, thats the producer / directors job. All I'm after is a good short story that sticks in my head. Then we can start to think about logistics...

After reading some of the five page scripts I'm starting to think it might be a good idea to do another two or three page one again. (Thats me starting to think of the logistics see, :D).

If you could send me any one, two or three page scripts you have that would be wonderful!

Thanks again.

Stephen Melling (Level 0) ~ 4/25/2012 8:58 AM

Hi again everyone. Just to let you know that firstly I am stil accepting and reading your scripts that come through. I apologise if I do not respond to them all right away but I do read them don't worry about that. Sometimes I just need a little time to let the story sink in and if I keep thinking about it then its clearly a contender in my eyes. Its not a massively quick process so you will have to bare with me for now - thanks a lot.

Also, I have put together a blog for my current film Vibration. If you fancy a mid afternoon read then you are all more than welcome, it contains all the ups and downs of the shoot including the Coincidence or Theft forum debate that started on here.