Video Pitch for Lenin by Eric A. Lewis (Mini Series)

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

It is the rise of Vladimir Lenin, told as a Macbeth story. It is a DISILLUSIONMENT
PLOT which shows that power does not corrupt, but rather reveals character.
Another major subtext would be along the lines of “The best laid plans” or “The
road to hell is paved with good intentions.” As well, it shows that “the past is
prolog” to borrow line from KING LEAR.
The point of entry into the story is particularly fascinating as it is at once dynamic:
Lenin is brought to von Hindenburg and two dark and sinister characters within the
German High Command, by Eric Ludendorf – the de facto leader of Germany at this
time. It is much like Macbeth brought to the Three Witches, as well, the plot that
emerges is entirely similar in scope, an the character trees line up well too!

Why should people know this story?

It is clear by recent events, both global and domestic, that people are not learning from
history because they’ve been reduced in attention span and reasoning ability by both the
media and well orchestrated propaganda in general. Real enemies create fake ones, and so
it goes.
This script shows how the flower germinated by Chi Shi, Sun Su, the Byzantine
Empire and Machiavelli opened in all its nefarious glory. This event, more than any
other, set the stage for the world as we know it!

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Dynamic history!

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Not fair! These have been around awhile, and I like them a lot!
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
CHINATOWN
THE DELIVERANCE
THE SEVEN SAMURAI
RED BEARD
CASABLANCA

How long have you been working on this story?

A bit over a year. The research has been difficult. The best info. is actually from a lot
of out of print books. Many were driven out of print by “The McCarthy Era”.

How many stories have you written?

Not including “learning scripts” , this is my second. There has been monumental growth in
this process! The first was an adaptation of a “Pynchonesque” story by a Maori intellectual.

What motivated you to write this story?

It pains me to witness the dumbing down of our society; I want to tell the truth, but do it
in an exciting and dramatic way.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Exercise and outdoor fun:
Biking, flyfishing, etc

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t give up!

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Video Pitch for Hearing Thoughts by Anthony Diffley (NOVEL)

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

My story / book is about a young, New York City, man suddenly acquiring the capability to hear what people around him are thinking. Right after discovering this, it then becomes a question as to how he should properly use it. Being a NYC prosecutor, he quickly finds one way in which it can be used. He soon discovers a more appropriate use once the CIA learn of his talent.

Why should people know this story?

People should know about my story because it will make them think and ask themselves, “What would I do if I had this talent?” and “How different would the world be if we could all hear each other’s thoughts.”

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

A compelling mindgrabber.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

“The Godfather”

How long have you been working on this story?

I worked on this story for about a year and a half.

How many stories have you written?

I have written 4 stories but have had only one published, so far.

What motivated you to write this story?

Two reasons motivated me. The tenth anniversary of 9/11 and world peace.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my children, family and God

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The best advice I can give is, do not give up or force yourself to write. The ideas will come if you just relax and let your free thinking take over your mind.

Video Pitch for Shadow Brother, by George Tysley (Feature Film)

Title: Shadow Brother

Written by: George Tysley

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Crime

Logline: A deranged multi-millionaire murders himself and goes on a bloody revenge spree against his perceived enemies.

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Story themes are essentially self-destruction and opportunism that reveal the darker side of human nature.

Why should people know this story?

Like pretty well any story, the aim as to why anyone would be interested in this particular one has to do with igniting an emotional connexion and, hopefully, creating an entertainment.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Two words to describe: Shock Opening.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Movie most seen – probably Singin in the Rain.

How long have you been working on this story?

Hours spent on story – would guess at about 30.

How many stories have you written?

Stories written – about 30, with about 8 published, two winning in competitions and second place in another.

What motivated you to write this story?

Seeing a good idea was the motivation for writing the story, which would be pretty much the same answer for any story.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Other passions: movies, theatre, novels, short stories and screenplays,
jazz, politics, psychology – is that enough? – Oh, and the opposite sex.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Wouldn’t pump up to offer advice.

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Brevity is an absolute necessity of creating a good logline. You should go through many drafts to make sure every adjective is the most perfect and evocative and above all accurate. Get out your thesaurus find the best words for the job. You can’t afford a single extra character.

Choose your focus carefully. You need to pinpoint the most important through-line of your story. What you pick must be dynamic: you need to describe action, conflict, challenge.

The easiest way to phrase your logline is to state the genre, an attribute of the main character, and what the character needs to achieve to meet a challenge. Of course, you may see your script as a slice of life or a series of vignettes or something else that doesn’t lend itself to a clear statement in this form, but attempt it.

For example:

“The Last Thing She Did” is a romantic comedy in which a ditsy writer struggles to overcome her reliance on a dead friend’s advice in order to meet a deadline.

Try to avoid generalities. You want to nail what makes your script unique, so don’t waste your time comparing it to previously made films. Save that for your marketing pitch.

Your logline doesn’t need to tell the ending of the story. It just needs to impel a producer or reader to make the effort to open it up. Show you have an interesting and unusual protagonist who must meet an unusual and interesting challenge, and you’re already ahead of the game.

So you say your script doesn’t fit into an easy category of genre or have a single or readily defined hero or heroine. That may be the way you think of your story, but another reader might have a different impression. Try describing the action of your script to a friend and see what shakes loose. It’s fine to know you’re written a masterwork that defies description, but you won’t have much luck getting it made unless you can find SOME way to explain it.

VIDEO PITCH for THE HOMELESS DETECTIVE by Larry Hankin

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Get to know writer Larry Hankin:

1. What is your story about?

It’s about getting involved for the wrong reason, and that doing a good deed doesn’t always bring the desired result, but doing a good deed often brings the right result.

2. Why should people know this story?

When we lived in caves the dangers were primarily visible and natural: snakes, animals, the weather. Nowadays the danger is Assumptions, Greed, and Lies. Very Invisible.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story
in two words?

Funny, True.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Chaplin’s, “The Kid”.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

This particular “Emmett Sagittarius Deemus” story: 2 months. But I’ve been working on Emmett’s character for about ten years in my own little film shorts way.

6. How many stories have you written?

Tons. For Emmett specifically as a screen character: about 30 or 40. I write stories all the time. Film short, screenplays, modern funny fables stories – all about Emmett or his younger self – “Sometimes Jones”. I also write Emmett’s rants. Writing is easier now that I trust myself more. Even when the story might be weak here or there, I trust that if a just trust my self and Let It Be, I’ll spot it. Knowing your own work, that’s the craft I’m trying to master: with trusted friends who are writers and/or readers (you can’t be “An Independent” alone). But, short “Stories” are mostly easy (screenplays and comedy are hard). But, it’s trying to get onto a “platform” and finding your audience that’s the real hard part. It’s like trying to jump on a merry-go-round spinning like mom’s plastic lettuce drier. I’m a very late starter. I had a whole other life going in acting.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I wanted to see Emmett in a long form story on a screen. I like to watch him. He’s actually growing. It’s cool to see. I also wanted to see if I had anything to say and it’s harder to hide the fact that you don’t in The Longer Forms. And also it keeps me busy and out of trouble. I’m very curious. It’s not always a rewarded or rewarding experience.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Snorkeling. It’s quieter under water. There are fewer cell phones. And, surprisingly, the sharks down there are less confrontational than the ones in L.A.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

None. I’m still learning. but, I’d be willing to give myself a few tips: find your voice – to repeat – find your voice (tenacity) – I’m beginning to find mine now that I’m committed. Commit. And find out what kind of writer you really are. I want to see the finished puzzle on a screen: basically, I’m a storyteller – from way back: Aesop and Cervantes are my Bob Dylans. And him too. The writing’s gotta be good and driven and entertaining (focus-engendering). Some are born with it, some to it. Learn. And some things I just know. That’s what I want to know if I’ve learned: what do I know that is worth sharing about Homo sapiens that I can make people laff (sic) their asses off: The Big Boffo: connection. Apatow, Allen, Jacques Tati, Keaton, Chaplin. But that’s just me: a funny storyteller. A juggling idea clown. I’m a pointer, a mocker: a satirist, but I’m really just trying to help make The Big Picture a little clearer. Know thyself, what happens next, keep it moving, “kill your children”, have somethin’ to say, be friggin’ funny or forget it, would I really sit through this? But that’s just advice to me.

Video Pitch for Purpose Driven, Feature Film by Erika Kovacs

Watch the Video Pitch – PURPOSE DRIVEN:

Get to know writer Erika Kovacs:

1. What is your story about?

“Purpose-Driven” is a romantic drama about a brilliant young woman determined to undergo a globally opposed brain-to-brain interface with her dog to find her purpose and claim her inheritance before she dies of a deadly cancer.

2. Why should people know this story?

It is a lesson about determination and the perseverance of the human spirit. It also champions science, progress, and the power of love.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story
in two words?

Edgy and unique. (Different and meaningful)

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I don’t really understand the relevance of this question. I watched all kinds of movies.

If you asked what are my favorites, then my answer would be the ones with substance.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

About six months.

6. How many stories have you written?

Including my novels and short stories, I wrote over 15.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

To make an impact. I write to inspire people and provide a different view of the world. I’d like to compel people to think about the message long after watching/reading it. My hope is to make my audience think outside the box.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

To spread truth and science. To make the world a better place.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Stay true yourself. Stay focused and don’t get discouraged by the obstacle.

Video Pitch for TELEPORTED, Feature Screenplay by G.R. Holton

Watch TELEPORTED Video Pitch:

Get to know G.R. Holton:

1. What is your story about?

Teleported is about three young teens who get mysteriously transported to the edge of the known universe to assist a race of beings turn back on their defense shield before they are enslaved by an evil overlord from another planet.

2. Why should people know this story?

It is a story of working together. Brothers and sisters having to overcome their usual ways to get themselves out of a very bad situation.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Blood binds.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I’m a big fan of both science fiction. Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 – A Space Odyssey, mostly all the space genre films.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

I started writing the novel back in 2008 with the screenplay to follow in 2009. I’ve gone back to it many times to polish it after receiving feedback from contests.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written five published novels, seven screenplays, and published a children’s picture book on not judging by appearance alone.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

It actually came to me in a dream after trying to write a screenplay for someone else. It was two of my sisters and I on a strange planet inside a cave.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a 100% disabled veteran, a Mason, and a Shriner. I love doing cosplay as the Green Lantern GarRee. I have a wonderful wife, five awesome children, and three of the most beautiful and smartest granddaughters a Pop pop could ever get.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Three words: Faith, Focus, and Patience. Have faith in what you are writing, keep your focus on the story, and have the patience to write it well.