Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

Part 2 Five (Not So) Easy Screenplays (p61-126)

  • The Discovery
  • The Decision
  • The Boxing Match
  • The Improbable connection
  • The Long Short Screenplay

The Long Short Screenplay – write a ten page screenplay (p112-113)

  1. Choose an idea somehow important to you
  2. Simple story, complex character
  3. Story must change the character somehow
  4. Clear surface action with deep character arc
  5. Make sure the action is specific moments of change
  6. Explore, develop and weave together conflict and connection
  7. Make sure its unique and universal (Screenplay Paradox)
  8. Enjoy the process
  9. Do not exceed ten pages
  10. Write the film you want to see



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