Today I finished draft gazillion of the script for HEART SOUL & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. It’s something Dan Bush and I have been working together for a long time. We finally got serious over the summer. I read it, he stopped me and made comments, I gave him an argument, he told me to get over it, I made some other suggestions, we synthesized them, and I made the changes. A true team effort. And we didn’t break up over it.
We both think HEART SOUL would make a good little indie film.
Of course, neither of us knows any producers, nor do we have an agent. I think we have some work to do!
I’ve attached the first 26 pages. I’m not saying it’s typo-free yet and it still has some bugs in it, but we’re getting there.
HEART SOUL FIRST 26 PAGES
If you’ve never read a spec film script before, it looks quite different from a piece of prose. Scene descriptions are on the left, in caps, describe whether a scene takes place inside or outside, where it happens, and whether it is night or day. So, an exterior shot taking placing in the Flying Fish Club at night looks like this: "EXT. FLYING FISH CLUB - DAY." Also on the left are lines describing action. Dialog and occasional parentheticals to help the actors are centered. Transitions are always to the right, such as FADE TO BLACK or CUTAWAY. It looks complicated, but give it a chance. You might be able to see how it would look on film.
Also I've written a logline, A logline is a no more than 25 word description that you might see in the "information" section for a movie or TV show. For HEART SOUL & ROCK' N' ROLL it might go like this: "While on vacation, assistant pastor Lins falls in love with agnostic rocker Neil. Will they rock into the sunset or call it a day?"
Rock on, my friends...
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