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Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $200 - Posted
I am looking for a creative writer to develop a theme, premise and plot outline based on ideas and a draft framework provided. The story is to be presented as an undertone to a one person live theatre (magic/mind reading) show in which a mind reader presents a series of entertaining demonstrations. At the outset, the audience has no expectation of a storyline, and simply is expecting to be entertained. The audience may not even be fully aware of the plot/message until the ending is revealed. With this presentation style, the depth of plot will be limited. Although the length of the performance is approximately 90 minutes, the primary show is a mind reading/mentalist act. Therefore, the plot and storyline has very little ‘running time’. Structurally, the story will be told in vignettes scattered throughout the performance as 'filler' between the mind reading demonstrations. Theme and Premise The theme should focus on ideas that involve premonitions, fate, prophecies, influence, unexplained phenomenon or philosophical paradoxes. An example of a suitable theme would be the concept of Fate vs Freewill. Can free will exist, or is the future pre-determined? If you know the future, can you change it? The act of trying to prevent the future leads to a chain of events that actually fullfills the predicted outcome. The theme must be consistent with the main characters beliefs or explore the struggle (i.e.. the performer absolutely believes in free will, but this conflicts with his ability to seemingly remove other's free will by influencing their decisions). Climax The ending should be delivered in a way that shocks the audience and makes them say, "I can't believe I didn't see that coming!" This is where every clue scattered throughout the show is brought together by a single event. The climax should be an unexpected twist that pulls everything together in an astonishing way. For those interested in bidding, I will provide the details of the twist ending that needs to be incorporated into the plot. Success Criteria 1. The story draws the audience in from the very beginning, and makes them care about the outcome. The opening scene fundamentally makes a promise that this story will lead somewhere that's worth the journey. 2. The premise is thought provoking and ideally confirms some truth that deepens our understandings of who we are as human beings. The premise needs to extend beyond the main character to provide thought provoking introspection for the audience themselves. 3. The story unfolds with constructed anticipation. 4. The audience is part of the character journey - at the minimum on an emotional level, but possibly even in a participatory way if possible. 5. The final message is inspiring, uplifting, and thought provoking. As the audience leaves the theatre, they are not discussing how the mind reading was done, but may find themselves challenging their own beliefs or the profound nature of what they experienced. Please quote on the following: - provide a well developed theme and premise - provide a well developed plot summary told in no more than 4 vignettes - proposed clues, and storyline elements to be ‘scattered’ throughout the mind reading act If you are a creative thinker, with a passion for storytelling, I'd love to hear from you to work on this exciting and unique project.
Skills: Screenwriting Creative writing Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $100 - Posted
I'm looking for an agent to sell my script to an international studio like 20th Century Fox or Universal. Usually an agent gets 15% of the income, I'm making it 30 %. (the mentionned 100$ is just to fill the application) Thank you have a good day!
Skills: Screenwriting
Fixed-Price - Expert ($$$) - Est. Budget: $1,000 - Posted
Well this is a little different job because I've two conditions that you might not like but I can promise you it's worth it : 1- that you have great connections to also sell the finished script (because I live miles away for America and I can't afford going there to sell a script, this might be my only way) beside being a great screenwriter. Too much for you? well this is why YOU get 60% of the income while I get 40% for the story (I put 1000$ budget just to fill my post). 2-the 60% of the income is for both writing the script and selling it.
Skills: Screenwriting
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $350 - Posted
I am looking to buy a short film script to produce this summer. I'm open to comedy, sc-fi, dark comedy, or a mix. Or something with a cool twist. If you have something cool with time travel... that's always awesome. Definitely something that will need cool visual effects. Potentially the main character could be a full CG character. But I'm not interested in drama or melodramatic. Ideally 6-10 minutes in duration. So if you have a script you'd like to see produced, send it over. Thanks!
Skills: Screenwriting Creative writing Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $500 - Posted
Hello! I'm looking for a great writer who is experienced with screen play writing. I have a full length (80k words) Dark Fantasy novel that I would love to have converted into a functioning script. To be considered for the job you must: -Be extremely reliable. We understand that life sometimes throws a wrench our way, but deadlines are very important to us. -Be an English speaker and writer -Have relevant work samples to provide that show your ability to write a script/screen play. If you feel that you'd be a great fit for the job then apply with your cover letter, experience, samples, and bid. Ignore the budget, it's there as an idea, but we're open to negotiate with the right freelancer. =) Thanks! We look forward ot reading the proposals!
Skills: Screenwriting Creative writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $65 - Posted
Looking for a script writer for cartoon comedy series. Each episode will be around 2-3min long. Please include related samples of your work in your cover letters. (bonus points if you have a video of your script!) Also include what you will need for you to work your best (character profiles or overview of the series etc.) Looking to build a long term relationship. All rights will be reserved Writing credits given Budget for each episode. Continuation will be based on how well things go. Hand in your cover letters!
Skills: Screenwriting Comedy Writing Creative writing Film Direction
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $400 - Posted
I need a screenwriter who is really good at doing historical stories set in the 1800's or 1900's. This will be a full length movie (100 pages), but I would like to see the first 10 pages, so please bid for 10 pages.
Skills: Screenwriting Ghostwriting
Hourly - Expert ($$$) - Est. Time: Less than 1 month, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
Seeking a good idea for a film clip that can be shot on a tight budget in Australia (the total amount to spend on the project is around A$5000). Open to anything. Would prefer not to (just) have live footage of the band. A narrative would be good, and funny would be a plus. We would welcome doing everything online, as we expect that could be more cost effective, and take up less time.
Skills: Screenwriting Animation Concept Artistry Creative writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $10 - Posted
Note: Pay is a flat $20. Script should take approximately 90 minutes to read. So average of $7/hour. 2-3 hours overall, including thought and 1 page written commentary. I note this again so that there's no misunderstanding. This does not pay $20 per HOUR, but a flat rate of $20. I'm also not expecting you to proofread or edit. Thanks! WHAT I NEED I need believers to read a faith-based screenplay. However, this is not a Fireproof or War Room traditional feel good Christian film. This is more like "Christian horror" with a powerful message at the end. And like films such as, The Book of Eli, there is some strong language. The hope is that when this film is produced, it will appeal to both Christians and non-Christians as a good movie. So if one is not a Christian or Catholic but likes horror films, they should enjoy the film. And if a person IS a Christian, he/she would recognize the message, and also enjoy the film. Again, if you liked The Book of Eli despite the violence and the language, you might be a good candidate for this job. THIS is what I need readers to determine. Is it too preachy? Is it too worldly? Is it well balanced? Would the God (in the story) allow what's happening in this house? etc. Script takes a radical approach to a common Christian dilemma and may be offensive to some Christians. However, the script is still the message of Jesus Christ. I'm seeking mature born again Christians/Catholics (preferably with teaching ministry backgrounds) who also enjoy movies to read the script with an open mind and decide if the ending is highly sell-able/marketable. Just need you to read the WHOLE thing and then share your thoughts. Don't need more than a page.
  • Number of freelancers needed: 5
Skills: Screenwriting Christian theology
Hourly - Expert ($$$) - Est. Time: 1 to 3 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted
US or Canada. Screenwriter, filmmaker, writer and director has a thriller script that has placed in a few international screenwriting contests and we'd like assistance getting industry professionals to view it (beyond contests and festivals). ... Screenwriter, filmmaker, writer and director has a thriller script that has placed in a few international screenwriting contests and we'd like assistance getting industry professionals to view it (beyond contests and festivals).
Skills: Screenwriting Film criticism Film Production Public Relations