I’ve created this sub-heading to list my short scripts. If you’re looking for something that can be shot in a weekend, or something with some more complicated staging to cut your production teeth on – here’s where you find some inspiration.
Some of these were crafted from my short stories – some created from their inception as short films. Ranging from five pages to thirty – there’s something here for everyone.
ONE SHOT – Thriller – Limited location – 14 pages
OPTIONED Slated for production February 2019
A hired assassin has one shot to get it right. He never expected to choose between the lady or the tiger.
Protagonist – Hitman
Goal – Kill stoolie before he can testify
Antagonist Force – His moral code
TAGLINE – A hit man, a girl and a stoolie.
LIMBO – Comic Thriller – Limited Location – (CoWriter Travis Alvarez) 19 pages
A pair of slackers move into their first apartment and begin to suspect they’re not alone. Can the phantom tenant motivate the gamers to level up into adulthood?
Protagonist – Two college slackers
Goal – Avoid responsibility
Antagonistic Force – Mysterious tenant/Adulthood
TAGLINE – What does it take to level up in life?
RED COURT – Near Future/Action – Single location (Theatre) 21 pages
In the near future “Arbitrators’ face each other in saber duels for first blood – When you need a lawyer, you’ll call a “Champion”.
Protagonist – Lawyer turned Champion
Goal – Defeat opponent to win the law suit
Antagonistic Force – Opponent/System
TAGLINE – “Justice is a Double Edged Sword”
A MidWinter’s Noir
MIDWINTER’S NOIR – Dramedy/Mystery – 5 pages
Homage to noir in classic voice-over tradition. Complete with Gumshoe, Femme Fatale and a twist.
Protagonist – Private Eye
Goal – Hook a client
Antagonist – Femme Fatale
TAGLINE – The more things change …
THE MASTER’S FEE
THE MASTER’S FEE – Period/Action – Single location– 5 pages
In an 18th century fencing salon, a Master sets forth the absurd conditions and fee for learning his skills. Is there anyone willing to pay the price?
Protagonist – Fencing Master
Goal – Acquire a class of dedicated students
Antagonist – Spoiled Rich Dandy
TAGLINE – In the blade, there is truth.
HALF of EVERYTHING
HALF OF EVERYTHING – Period/Action – 12 pages
No honor among thieves as the “Frenchman” spends his ill-gotten gains at the notorious Crimson Clover Tavern. He awakes in the morning to find his partner, hot on his heels.
Protagonist – French scoundrel/swordsman
Goal – Keep the money, live large
Antagonistic force – Spanish partner
TAGLINE – Why settle for half of everything?