In this episode of What if? Thomas Cunningham & Patrick Guera break a psychological thriller/drama about Henry, a struggling actor, who returns a wallet that belongs to a very wealthy man named Greg. In return for his kindness, Greg befriends Henry and offers to make all his dreams come true but it soon becomes apparent that Greg has more sinister motives and twisted plans for Henry. This is a good one, guys! Lotsa cat and mouse, twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat!
What If? Wednesday! Get excited! Once again Patrick Guera and Thomas Cunningham take a random dumb/weird/vague story idea and try to develop it into an idea for a movie.
In this one, a lawyer trying to start a new life buys a beautiful old house in the south. As she’s fixing it up, she realizes it’s haunted by a creepy Civil War soldier! She calls the host of a Ghost Hunter type show for help. Together they discover there are other ghosts…. A 1970s house wife and a 1990s Ron Funches?!?
That’s right, folks! This is a comedy!
Once again, Mr. Roboto, our A.I. Producer has given us a randomly generated premise that we need to make into a usable foundation for a screenplay. We have roughly 30 mins. Enjoy! Please share, rate and comment. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and more.
A little intro by Thomas Cunningham & Patrick Guera on who we are and what we have in store for Screenplayground in the upcoming weeks. The short version: we want it to be THE go-to site for not only script notes but information on the craft, interviews and the signature “What If?” podcast where we break a randomly generated plot into the basic story foundation for a script.
The Screenplayground Podcast kicks off with President/Head Reader Thomas Cunningham and Director Patrick Guera discussing getting experience working with short films, getting a feel for working with directors, actors and learning how your script translates to screen. As well as making connections and networking through short filmmaking.
Thomas discusses some of his experiences & methodology co-writing a script in this 1st ever Screenplayground Voice Blog. What are your experiences with co-writing? Love it? Hate it? Little of both? Feel free to add your perspective in the comments.