********* Fifty Hour Film Contest Spring 2016 Prompt *************
Your Genre: Fish Out of Water
In a “Fish Out of Water” film, the main character is thrust into a situation unusual to them or extraordinary in circumstances. The plot tends to be driven by the character’s struggles in dealing with the situation. Although “Fish Out of Water” films tend to fall under the larger genres of drama or comedy, this is not always the case.
Example “Fish Out of Water” Films:
Alice in Wonderland
Stranger Than Fiction
Back to the Future
Shaun of the Dead
The Blind Side
Meet the Parents
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
A vehicle tire (unattached to the vehicle)
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: “He/She Who Must Not Be Seen”
This character often plays an important part in the story, but is either never seen on screen or whose face is never shown. Examples include the Witch in the Blair Witch Project, the Once-ler in The Lorax (book), George Steinbrenner from Seinfeld, and Wilson from Home Improvement.
I suppose that’s one way of doing it.
You’re the only one who has noticed it.
Close the door. It’s showtime.
This wouldn’t be happening if ___________ was President.
It all ends up in the same place.
I can’t explain why, but this is really difficult for me.
What we have here is an opportunity.
I would, but I…uh…just don’t want to.
I tried to reason with you. Now, I’m starting to get angry.
…And that’s how I ended up in this place… of all places.
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
Unfortunately due to schedules and other constraints we are not going to hold a Fall 50 hour film contest at this time. We will definitely hold a contest this Spring and then reassess the feasibility of a Fall contest for next year.
Thanks for your support and hope to see everyone this spring.