FREE SCRIPTS

You've heard of Stephen King's 'dollar scripts', right? Well this is a very similar thing, but without the need of a dollar. I regularly write scripts that go unused for whatever reason, and whilst they could continue to sit on my hard drive collecting electronic dust, I thought, why not give them away for free?

 

There are only two rules to using a script: the first, I am guaranteed to be credited as sole writer and to receive a 'written by' in the end credits. The second, if you want to make any substantial changes to the script, they need to be approved by me first - otherwise you do not have permission to use my script.  

If you'd liked to use one of the scripts, all you have to do is drop me a message and politely ask - I will then send you a un-watermarked .pdf for you to use. I'd also love to know more about the project and production, so feel free to pitch to me what you plan to do (but this won't affect the availability of the scripts).

 

To read the script click here 

If you're interested in producing War, please contact Daniel directly for permission

WAR

Form:

Genre:

Pages:

Cast:

Notes:

Two battling neighbours declare war on each other after community etiquette quickly fades away 

Short Film

Comedy

12

4

You'll need to find neighbouring houses that will allow you to film. Dog poo essential. Characters could be young or old, but in their 30s at a minimum. 

 
 

To read the script click here 

If you're interested in producing Play Dead, please contact Daniel directly for permission

PLAY DEAD

Form:

Genre:

Pages:

Cast:

Notes:

A woman must pretend to be dead in order to stay alive 

Short Film

Horror / Thriller

5

3

To be filmed mostly at night due to exteriors, so needs to be scheduled for late October onwards to give more shooting time. Also needs a great sound designer and an appropriate score to make the narrative gripping.

To read the script click here 

If you're interested in producing Smile, please contact Daniel directly for permission

SMILE

Form:

Genre:

Pages:

Cast:

Notes:

Colin has seemingly nothing to smile about. But when he meets a man at the bus stop who can't stop smiling, it makes him wonder why

Short Film

Drama

5

3 + 1 baby

Needs a newborn baby, or at least aged between 6 months - 2 years old. Lots of buses, so scheduling would need a lot of attention. Plenty of time jumps too. 

e: 23half.films@gmail.com

t: 07734 930 442

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Founded in 2011 by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Harding, 23½ Films is a South East, UK based creative film production company striving to make unique and  original  stories