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  • The title says it all. Feature Film. Message me if you are interested. FAST!

    There was a young boy, he had problems, he over came his programs and lived happily ever after.

    The above sentence says it all, enjoy and good luck!

    The title doesn’t say enough.

    You post leaves me with many questions.

    I think it says it all. I want a pink unicorn that craps gold, yesterday!

    I think the OP left out some punctuation in the title.

    It should read:

    I need a writer no? Pay Now!

    http://youtu.be/k6nAqH3KYH4

    There’s no incentive here.

    I kind of think you’ve got the idea of making a feature in your head and have put those blinkers on.

    I would at least need to know what genre, and how many characters, locations, props and action you can fit in your budget. Which I’m guessing isn’t going to be much if you can’t pay for a writer.

    Well, thank you for all your…”support”. But I thought I could get good advice on what to do. But I have instead decided to write it myself You Mother Fathers!

    @raindancepictureshow said:
    Well, thank you for all your…”support”. But I thought I could get good advice on what to do. But I have instead decided to write it myself You Mother Fathers!

    I think you followed everybody’s advice :)

    @raindancepictureshow said:
    Well, thank you for all your…”support”. But I thought I could get good advice on what to do. But I have instead decided to write it myself You Mother Fathers!

    What did I do?

    All I wanted were some answers so I could decide if I wanted to write for you for free and FAST. Not sure why you feel that’s unreasonable.

    @raindancepictureshow said:
    Well, thank you for all your…”support”. But I thought I could get good advice on what to do. But I have instead decided to write it myself You Mother Fathers!

    It’s not like you actually asked for support, you demanded someone do your work for nothing. I guess you haven’t heard the saying “When you ask for money, you get advice. When ask for advice, you get money.”

    I hadn’t brought up your spamming my inbox but I’d like to know who else you sent this to -

    Are you a writer? If you are, would you be interested in writing a feature film? If you say yes to that, the film would be entered into the Tribeca Film Festival. I can’t pay you, but you would be in the credits. Good way to get your name out there. Message me for details. I am not joking!

    @raindancepictureshow said:
    Well, thank you for all your…”support”. But I thought I could get good advice on what to do. But I have instead decided to write it myself You Mother Fathers!

    I honestly thought your opening question was presented as a joke. Seriously, what did you expect? Ask and you will receive?
    This is a discussion group, the conversation travels back and forth. IMHO- you started this discussion with a ridiculous statement.
    True- we were responding with (what you might consider inconsiderate) sarcasm,but you were asked simple and reasonable follow-up questions- and you either wouldn’t or couldn’t respond. Hence- I would venture to say that your replies were more thoughtful that your title line.

    Now, what would like to ask?

    I notice Caleb, you didn’t take up my offer to read some of my spec scripts, which does include four completed feature length scripts as well as countless shorts “with potential.”

    You know the main thing which annoyed me about the spam is “entering it into Tribeca”, like it’s meant to mean anything to me. Entering film festivals isn’t cheap and according to Wikipedia -

    In 2006 and 2007, the Festival had over 8600 film submissions and 1,500 screenings.

    I suck at maths but isn’t that less than a quarter of submissions actually got shown? And we all know about the randomness of selection.

    What about the market at Cannes or AFI, or any distributors that would carry a title from a first time director?

    I also know the word which could kill any film… It’s been talked about in these forums before and it fills us with dread… and if Caleb doesn’t know this word anything he makes is doomed.

    Deliverables.

    Saying you’re going to submit work to a film festival is lousy incentive. It’s not incentive at all.

    (I thought it was a joke as well.)

    Writing is work. A lot of work. All you’ve shown here is that someone would end up delivering that work to a whiny, temper tantrum filled person (which is no way to make a film happen), who’s shown no sort of track record, and may waste a perfectly serviceable script by turning it into garbage on screen.

    There’s give and take in a business, even for free. I would write a short for John for free tomorrow, about anything he wants. Because I love his work, and would really dig seeing what he does with my words.

    You have nothing to offer, so what makes you think demanding charity is going to work.

    I watched a great documentry yesterday called Zombie Girl. It was about a young girl who at 12 wrote a feature length Zombie script and by 14 had finished production and screened it a local theater. She has gone on to produce and direct 2 other features and a short. One of which made it into SXSW but the review on IMDB was pretty sucky. Great for a teenager but why was it screened at a major festival. Regarless she was driven, knew what she wanted and learned over time to communicate those wants.
    Looking at OP I see he is 14 and simply demanding we do his work for him. Reminds me of my daughter and homework.
    Edit: Her name is Emily Hagins IMDB Link Here

    I think our claws maybe a little too sharp on this one. This was just a kid asking for help. He most likely didn’t know that ads for work now pay later are the biggest scam in the indie world. He is only 14 or 15. Instead of jumping all over him explain how he inadvertently caused your wrath. He is just an inspiring filmmaker that may not know our secret handshake and could use our guidance. Give him a break.

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