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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.