Prompt for the 2017 50 Hour Film Contest

Fifty Hour Film Contest

Spring 2017


Your Genre: Buddy Film

A film within this genre portrays two or more characters whose friendship/relationship/issues drive the plot. This type of film may cut across several genres. However, the styles and methods of presentation are entirely up to you.


Example Buddy Films:

  • Star Wars (Han Solo and Chewbacca)

  • Rush Hour (Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan)

  • Twins (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito)

  • Men in Black (Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith)

  • Toy Story (Buzz and Woody)

  • Lilo and Stitch

  • Breakfast Club

  • The Fox and The Hound


Your Prop:  a printed copy of any book by Stephen King

This prop must be clearly seen in your film and incorporated into the story in some way. Top screenplay points will be given to teams that make this prop a part of the story rather than simply showing it in the background.

Your Character: The Constantly Insulted

This character is insulted very easily. They may become upset by little things or even misread a compliment as an insult.

This character must be shown and acted out in the movie in some way. They don’t have to be central to the plot but they must appear in the film and not just be talked about by the actors.

Your Dialogue


  • “Are you really eating that with ketchup?”

  • “Just cover it up, and call it a day.”

  • “I feel like the average human has below-average intelligence.”

  • “I know all the words of every [music artist/group] song.”

  • “Everything is legal in [name of place].”

  • “I’m pretty sure I said that fifteen minutes ago.”

  • “I can’t wait until the next election season!”

  • “In the words of the great [kids TV show character], [line that character says].

  • “I wouldn’t do that if I were you…but I would do it if I was me.”

  • “I heard about this on the internet.”

You must use at least five of the lines above! This dialogue must be kept in intact sentences, but the order, timing, and usage of these lines is entirely up to your group. These five lines MUST be clearly heard in your final film

Good luck!

Tom and Nick


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