Alien Comedy Parody - Script- Short Story

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: $38
  • Entries Received: 5

Contest Brief

Hey. Here is a short screenplay. Maybe word count maybe 2,000- 6,000 estimated. Might be 10-15 minutes of Comedy animated short movie. It would be an ALIEN movie Parody based on the movie from 1979. You'll need a copy of the movie to use it for reference while writing to be able to make jokes about certain scenes, etc.
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We want to keep very much of the same scenes but we'll be changing the basic idea/plot of the movie. Instead of the Alien killing the people because he is bad he will actually just be a misunderstood alien that is really just wanting to be friends with the humans but they can't understand his language so he sounds scary to them. We want to change some of the death scenes to fit our Comedy. They can should be more accidental caused by poor safety conditions on the ship or freak accidents somehow which could be combined with the excitement of trying to get away from the alien. They might trip on water, or fall into an exposed electrical panel, or choke on something, etc. We'll want to make fun of as many things as we can.

Needs to include funny names for everything. funny Ship name, mission, crew names and brief descriptions of their personalities and/or quirks. All need to be funny and/or making fun of the ones found in the alien movie. We don't want or need much or any description of the scenery as we'll be following most of the same setting,shots,and scenes from the movie and just changing the lines of the characters to adapt this to a comedy script.
You can add some new funny scenes in between other original scenes. We want to spend time writing new content. If you have a funny idea that you want to add or modify from the scenes in the movie i defineately want those and welcome as many funny ideas as possible! Again we wont be changing the overall look of the movie...mostly just lines or adding new scenes. Characters will look roughly the same. We're just changing lines to be funny, as if the script was written to be a comedy. Plus adding anything else that is funny that we can come up with. This will be a condensed version of the movie. This allows us to be able to use only the really funny material. So this wouldn't really be a full script in the normal sense. This would mostly just be an outline for the changes to the original movie that we're making for the scenes we want in our movie.

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  • DepartmentS
    DepartmentS
    • 1 month ago

    So - what are you actually looking for here: sketch/scene idea's or a wholly developed script? If it's the former - sketch/scene idea's - are we looking at the option multiple entry purchases here or are you seriously expecting the whole thing scripted for just $30 before brokerage..?

    Basically what I'm trying to understand is - if any of us are genuinely capable of actually delivering a script that gives you everything you're asking for and is actually funny in the bargain - can you run by me please why it is we are selling that work to you for literally next-to-bugger-all - I don't understand why anyone capable of delivering is going to do that.

    Not at this price. #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
    1. johnmpackard
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Yeah I may try that for my next contest. Might get better results like you say. This was kind've an experiment.

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 3 weeks ago

      You have to try these things out, only way to find out. Like I suggested though - for your actual project, just concentrate on developing 1 good scene, take that into production and see what kind of response you get from that. Believe me a 10 -15 minute short is a black-hole waiting to suck your pockets dry trying to get right. Plus, at the end of the day - most people haven't the patience for sitting through more than 3 minutes of anything they didn't pay good money to sit down and watch - so keep your options cost effective and manageable. One good short scene, well animated and produced will stick in the mind and carry word further than too much of not-that-great to begin with. Anyway - all the best to you and your project. M : )

      • 3 weeks ago
  • loveisapolaroid
    loveisapolaroid
    • 3 weeks ago

    How long you need the script? (number of pages/words).

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 3 weeks ago

      As the brief says, Rodrigo - first line - "word count maybe 2,000- 6,000 estimated. Might be 10-15 minutes" - for the full length script you're looking at around a page per minute screen-time, so that's between 10-15 pages all in. Useful?

      • 3 weeks ago

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