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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.

What 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.

The 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 like it?"

At the risk of sounding immodest, I really don't think that will happen. But if it does, just email me at quickflicks47@gmail.com 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!  

Elwin Green

P.S. Speaking of YouTube: Once you've shot your film or video from a 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 quickflicks47@gmail.com, and I will gladly it post it there!

I look forward to hearing from you. Now go make a movie!

THE SCRIPTS

    "Message in a Bottle" – A young man leaves a very unusual phone message for his twin sister.

    "I Will Love You Always" – A priest abandons his ministry to marry one of his congregants.

    "coda" – A black man. A white woman. A carefully-planned sexual assault. A twist.

    "No Dessert" – A restaurant patron observers two lovers at dinner before carrying out his assignment as a hit man.

    "End Run" – A political candidate's campaign ends with his assassination - which he himself helped to plan.