Monday, July 24, 2006

The World At Your Feet



A while back I sent World Productions a copy of From This Day Forth. They read it, liked it, but rejected it because it was too similar to something they had just done. However, they went on to say that they loved my writing and thought that I have a talent worth pursuing and developing. They then gave me an open invitation to send them more of my work.

So another script has come back from World Productions this time Where Angels Fear To Tread. Again they liked it but it wasn't something they wanted to pursue at this time.

What do I send them next? I can't decide so I'm going to let you do so. Here are the two choices and their brief outlines.

Title: Sins Of The Father
Genre: Feature thriller/drama
Outline: Will Pearce (17) escapes his abusive stepfather and mother to return to his home town, and the father he hasn’t seen for eighth years. Will soon discovers his childhood memories are a lie as he struggles to come to terms with the violent world his father, Steve, inhabits. But his plans for a reconciliation are thrown into jeopardy when an attempt is made on Steve’s boss’s life and Will finds himself sucked into a life or death game of cat and mouse.

Title: Mr. Valentine
Genre: Feature comedy
Outline: The grass is greener on the other side. At least dreamer Barnaby Valentine believes this until his wish is granted and all women suddenly find him irresistible. It isn’t long before Barnaby realises even the greenest grass hides weeds and the odd obsessed teenage girl camping out.

In the best Big Brother traditions; which one goes, you decide? Please tell me which you think I should send and why?

9 comments:

Dan said...

Mr.Valentine because:

a) Sounds like it's different to what you've sent out before.

b) I like the title.

c) I was reading the script for Lost In Translation yesterday and there's a character in that called Mr. Valentine. Perhaps it's fate.

Danny Stack said...

Mr Valentine sounds more fun. Fun is always good and as Dan says, it's different to what you've sent before, so it shows your range...

Tim Clague said...

Mr V.

But obviously you may end up sending both over time.

The Moviequill said...

Mr Valentine because comedy is hot now, thanks to Wedding Crashers and 40 Year Old Virgin

Optimistic_Reader said...

Yeah, Mr Valentine sounds good, but only you know which one is better written and that's always the best choice.

Sal said...

I'm going to go the other way and say "Sins of the Father" because it sounds like a good, tense, interesting thriller with lots of potential. But the other one sounds good - could be fun and frothy in the right hands

Dom Carver said...

Mr. Valentine it is then. Bugger I had better hurry up and finish it then.

Robin Kelly said...

Mr Valentine does sound fun.

I also like Sins of the Father - if it's about the father and son relationship, I don't much care about the dad's boss's life being in danger but the dad's life being in danger...

Dom Carver said...

I went further than that, both the boss and the father's life are in danger and so is Will's. It's the script I'm most proud of but the one I suspect will never sell. Not becuase it isn't good enough but becuase that's the way things seem to work.