Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One-Page Screenplay Contest

I decided to adapt one of the flash pieces I did for Halloween for a One-Page Screenplay Contest. A lark, a whim, what the heck?

I figured a one-page effort was something I could fit in around other things. Above all, it offered an interesting exercise in economy. An already short effort required even further trimming to fit on a single page with screenplay formatting.

That meant a lot of internal debate:

"Is this word essential?"

"Is that word redundant?"

Eventually, I did it, converting the persona's monologue into a brief exchange between two characters. OK, one character had one line, but still dialog.

I don't know how it will fare. Some of the previous winners were a little more action-oriented, but it was fun to try, and I don't think any effort you make creatively is wasted. You always learn and gain insight.

Entry costs $10 and the deadline has been extended through April if anyone is interested.

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I agree. No creative effort is truly wasted. You learn something. Good luck with it.

Erik Donald France said...

Sounds like a worthy project and contest. Screeplay in a telegram. I like it.

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Lana Gramlich said...

Best of luck, Sidney!

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Sigh. I really gotta turn that comment verification feature back on.

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