Saturday, 24 November 2007

Opportunity Knocks

This is kinda interesting - courtesy of Shooting People and Jerk Films:

To participate in the "Ed's Dead" writing competition, read the logline below carefully. Write a 5-15 page treatment, and upload it along with your CV, writing sample, signed entry form and cover page. You can submit more than one project, but make sure to sign and upload the entry form for each one.

Competition deadline is January 11, 2008. Winners will be announced February 15, 2008

Prizes:-
#1: $3000 in cash and the option for a writing assignment
#2: $1500 in cash
#3: $750 in cash

Here is your logline:

"Ed's Dead"- Only by giving up control over a small life one can gain a great life. A young and highly neurotic man is striving for perfection. In acting out his obsession with details, he fails to enjoy life until the death of his drug dealing elder brother turns his world upside down.

4 comments:

darren (formerly eat my shorts) said...

Hmmm. Unimpressed with that logline...Pity they don't have Ed's "obsession with details"!!! Is there even a story there?! HMMMMM? Oh christ I sound like bloody Lucy...

Chip Smith said...

Hi Darren/FEMS - doesn't look to me as if there's a story at all, so that probably means that Jerk Films don't really know what they want (but no doubt they'll "know it when they see it"). Gotta be a worth a crack though, hasn't it? At least with a five page treatment you won't have to slave over a full script...

Anonymous said...

Yeah totally unimpressed with the logline. They'd do better holding a competition to see who can come up with a better one first..

Chip Smith said...

Hello Anon - not a great logline, I know, but I guess it's an opportunity to really let your treatment run riot...