Steal my script was inspired by the one, true Jonathon Coulton, who, back in 2005 started his own "thing a week" ritual. Basically, he wrote and recorded a new song every week. Then he became super famous and people like John Kellogg Hodgman rode the coattails of his success all the way to infamy.
May we have done unto ourselves as has been done unto others.
Steal my script is a similar venture. Except it's not singing, it's screenwriting. And I'm not writing a feature length screenplay a week. That would be madness. Nor am I writing a short every week. This still isn't my full time job.
I'm writing a scene, or a sequence if you will, and sometimes a short.
I'm trying to craft a script that tells a story, with a beginning, middle and end, that is engaging, enjoyable, full of interesting characters and of course, well written. I'm writing a scene or a sequence that goes into the story, even if it doesn't tell an entire story.
So what's the big deal?
As far as the actual writing is concerned, there really is no big deal. I'm just a screenwriter, writing stories. I don't expect an avalanche of fanfare. I don't expect accolades. I don't expect free cocaine and hookers.
Expectations aside, there are some dreams that I have. Dreams that involve an unknown and unseen audience. Maybe two long lost high school buddies, maybe a quadrant of twitter followers, maybe even a gaggle of facebook friends. Readers, writers and dreamers alike.
Enter into a conversation with me. Read the script then lay it on me. Be your own Carson Reeves. If that is your real name.
What makes Steal My Script different?
What does that mean?
Using the Creative Commons licensing model, I'm giving my writing away.
All of it.
Win the grand fucking jury prize and Cannes.
You are free to use, reproduce, change, rewrite, sell and win oscars from this work on the sole condition you give me credit as writer and original source. How much credit? Do you need to ask? A writing credit should suffice, but if it comes down to it, just ask me. I mean, come on, that's pretty fair.
I'd love to see reworked versions of these scenes. Send me a PDF of your improvements.
I'd love to see someone film one of these scenes as a short. Send me a link to your youtube clip.
I'd love to get feedback, notes, critique. Be the studio for once, show my how you'd do it if you were the executive.
So, if you have a spare moment, would you please
STEAL MY SCRIPT.
See you soon,