What A Short Needs

Just critiqued a short film script for a gentleman in England. After sending him the notes, found this in a pile of pages as I was cleaning off my desk. Thought I’d share.

What good shorts need

idea
what you care about + emotion + primal

hero
active, well defined hero, solve own problem, simple desire

opponent
opposite desire

what does hero want!?

location
helps tell story

conflict

Nothing is wasted. Nothing repeats.

Beginning. Middle. End.

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