Screenwriter needed for short film

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$30 - $250 USD
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I am looking to write a 5-6 page short film script that will be produced within the next 6-8 weeks. That means it will be no longer than 6 minutes long screen time. I would perfer it to have maximum 4-5 characters, the less the better - side roles and extras are fine as long as they aren't too extravagant. Along with a final copy of the script, the writer will have to submit a 1 page - synopsis by the 21st of September. Before that however, he or she will discuss with me and get the green light to start writing.

The initial idea is open-ended and will require discussion... a day or two will be given to brainstorm the idea after sample short films have been viewed by the writer. This will give the writer a better picture of our goal and what we are trying to accomplish.

The story MUST HAVE the climatic moment and resolution that basically “turns the film around” or “Ah-ha moment”.

There are a couple of rules:

1. No driving sequence

2. No guns…

3. Kids OK – preferable not.

The writer must do some research and keep in mind that the story will be set in Savannah, Georgia.

The writer may use material from the Internet, short films, short stories and can adapt the piece.

Sample writing pieces can be attached and will boost up your chances of getting an award for this job.

Please let me know why I should pick you for this job, what can you offer to the table. Remember for this project, the script has to be simple, effective and to the point. It has to deliver a clear message and emotionally pull a string of our audience. Not a high budget film.



(Script budget: $50-$125)

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