Greetings, fellow filmmaker!
Whether you are a film
school student, or a working stiff who works on films or videos in your
spare time, you know that shooting a short film is a time-tested way to
build your skills as a filmmaker.
But for many filmmakers, the
first stumbling block in their path to making a short film is the need
for a worthwhile script - and the fact that they themselves are not
writers. Nor do they want to be.
Indeed, for the
visually-oriented person who wants to direct films, the verbal task of
writing even a short script can be downright painful. Why? Because writing is a left-brain
activity and you're a right-brain kind of person.
Quick Flicks is for you.
is Quick Flicks? A collection of short screenplays that you can
download, produce and direct. The titles range from a single-location,
single-character one-pager to a mini-epic with 10 locations, eight
speaking roles (including two voice-overs), and two crowd scenes.
link for each script below will take you to a description that includes
its page length, the number and types of scenes (interior/exterior),
the number of speaking and non-speaking roles, and any special
challenges in shooting it.
Click a button, and you can use
PayPal to purchase the script, along with a Producer's License giving
you the right to make copies as needed for production purposes, and to
actually produce a film/video based on it. The resulting work may be
exhibited in any noncomerical venue.
"Hold on," you say, "What if I download a script, read it, and don't
the risk of sounding immodest, I really don't think that will happen.
But if it does, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days
of your purchase for an immediate refund.
In short, you have
nothing to lose but the hassle, or even the outright pain, of trying to
come up with a script for your next short film. It could be in your
hands in five minutes!
Want to see a finished project from one of the scripts? My own version
of "I Will Love You Always" is on YouTube. Take a look, and let me know what you think!
Speaking of YouTube: Once you've shot your film or video from
Quick Flicks script, I would love to help you share it with the world.
So I've created the QuickFlicks47 channel on YouTube. Just
send your completed film as an MP4 file to
email@example.com, and I will gladly it post it there!
I look forward to hearing from you. Now go make a movie!
in a Bottle" – A young man
leaves a very unusual phone message for his twin sister.
Will Love You Always" – A priest
abandons his ministry to marry one of his congregants.
– A black man. A white woman. A
carefully-planned sexual assault. A twist.
Dessert" – A restaurant patron
observers two lovers at dinner before carrying out his assignment as a
Run" – A political candidate's
campaign ends with his assassination - which he himself helped to plan.