Meik Fischer

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Reviewer Rating: N/A | Screenplays: 7 | Reviews: 3
Enjoys:
Horror
SciFi

I write. A lot. I got scripts coming out of every dang pore of my body. Are they any good? Some, hell no. And others, sure. I submitted them to various competitions. Some of those kicked me in the nuts. And others said, well done. Am I rich? Hell no. But for now that's OK. I got food on my table and a roof over my head, so the basics are covered. Do I want more? Hell yeah. That's why I write. That's why we all write, if everyone is honest. And somewhere, maybe around that next corner over there, our Big Break is just waiting to greet us. You never know. Have a nice day, everyone.

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Meik Fischer completed a review for
1 month ago
The Sacrifice short
Genre: Drama,Horror
Review Rating:
A young girl must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to appease the one she loves.

The whole script is written well. Most of the action is kept tight. The reader can see just about everything that's going on. I enhoyed reading it. Yet there are two problems: 1) the author wrote she puts on pants. How can we see the blood trickling down her thigh later then? He should have written she puts on shorts. Or she just puts on panties. She's wearing a big T-shirt anyway. 2) The Ending... I would have chosen to stop at a point where the reader is not hung out to dry at the end of page 4. I mean, where is the story going? There is no hint at all. And even knowing the original logline is no help here. I like everything about the script, but to stop with Anna genuinely smiling, well, is just a terrible risk (the drop of blood is not enough). You gotta give a small pointer before that ending happens. Anna is a likeable character who (considering her age) is in a terrible situation, but the reader needs one more pointer or hint about where it's all heading. The writer should not keep too much to himself, even if it's a teaser or just a short script. The risk of losing all the credit he has gathered all the way up to the table scene is just way too high. But, all in all, I liked the script and believe it shows talent and imaginiation. My opinion: the author has done a great job.

Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
1 month ago
The Sacrifice short
Genre: Drama,Horror
A young girl must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to appease the one she loves.
Meik Fischer uploaded a short screenplay
2 months ago
Birthdays Hurt short
Genre: Drama,Action/Adventure,Romance
Matt Riker visits his wife's grave. Maybe for the last time.
Meik Fischer uploaded a short screenplay
2 months ago
I wouldn't touch that short
Genre: Horror,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Two kids on a beach and a washed-up sea creature. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer completed a review for
2 months ago
After Dark short
Genre: Mystery/Suspense,Horror
Review Rating:
After Dark… YOU’RE DEAD!

The whole script is actually decently written. I could follow Ricki to her Party and have, almost, no problem with how she is written. Dave is ok, although it kind of disturbed me the way he immediately changes personality. The ending is kind of disturbing. I liked the story and its "voice". I only found a few minor problems with it. But one problem was a rather hard and complete slap in the face. It kind of left me sitting there scratching my head. As there may be no real major rule as to how a screenplay is to be written, there are certain "unwritten" rules that the industry uses. Here we are confronted with various scenes in which a newsreader is talking. I believe these scenes are written differently in the industry standard. This script is accompanied with various camera pointers such as "cut to". The industry frowns upon the usage of such "orders". If kept to a bare minimum this can be ignored, but there are just too many here. I would have personally used a "BACK TO" here and there. That would have been better because you are actually returning "back" to the TV screen. Try to keep the description scenes a bit tighter. They should never have more than five lines. If you can, try to keep them somewhere around one to three. Another thing is the usage of music scores. These are also frowned upon. Using the song "after dark" isn't a problem since it relates to the title here - this usually, if at all, is stated in the description scene - but the part with violines and such do not belong in a screenplay. This is strictly done by the production team as seen fit. The intercut scenes ( the chase for i.e.) are not written correctly but aren't hard to follow. These issues aren't much of a problem and the story is easy for me to follow. One major issue for me though is Ricki being the killer. Early on, she would have killed Dave and dumped his car and gone to the party when she got in the car. The ending is pretty useless when viewed logically. I get that this is supposed to be a surprise but it just makes no sense when viewing the scenes before the ending. This is also the case if a shizophrenic personality is intended.

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3 months ago
short
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Horror
Two kids on a beach and a washed-up sea creature. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
3 months ago
After Dark short
Genre: Mystery/Suspense,Horror
After Dark… YOU’RE DEAD!
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3 months ago
short
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Horror
Two kids on a beach and a cadaver. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer completed a review for
3 months ago
Stranger short
Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review Rating:
How can we save others when we cannot save ourselves?

Reading this script turned out to be a real pain. I kind of liked the story and the gradual revealing of what the heck was going on, but it was a real fight to get through it all. The imagination this author has is comprehensible, I can clearly see what is meant to be seen. But it is written in an overload of information, plus all the camera stuff is just a pain. What I don't like - what NOBODY likes - when reviewing a script is being told every single half second (if possible) what and where and how to look or see something. There is almost NO room left for a readers own imagination. That is a GIANT no-go in the industry. A script has to be TIGHT anywhere possible. That specifically goes for scene and action descriptions. It is very common that good screenwriters keep their scene/action descriptions to a bare minimum, and yet have an art in chosing the right words that a scene is easily playing out in the readers mind as he or she advances through the script. The same thing goes for dialogue. Although sometimes it will require a certain amount of it when expressing something, but you still gotta stick to a certain tight form throughout the whole story. If a reader has to burrow through tons of dialogue and then also through miles and miles of scene and action descriptions, it weighs the reader down. Its hard to keep focus after a while. So, the reading through a script turns into a "fighting" through a script. That's why the saying in the industry is---> keep it tight wherever possible. And all the flashbacks are not really helping here. They tell what's going on, sure, but the amount here is hard on the reader. Oh yeah, and the title page of this script already starts out with the wrong format. The industry has clear rules for that, but for me that's secondary here. I can't express this enough: what hurts my eyes the most is all the camera stuff. A script is always read as a spec script BEFORE it is turned into a shooting script. The rules are simple - no camera stuff in a spec script. If there is something that really REALLY desperately needs to be pointed out, then yes, otherwise stay far away from it. Also, since this script already has actions /scenes that are described way too long, the stuff with all the camera angles adds to the pain....man, even the scenes are numbered. (An unwritten rule already tells you that basically every new paragraph is a scene. Even if it is a one-liner.) So what I am saying is the whole thing is way too overflowing with stuff that just doesn't belong in there. As much as I kind of enjoyed the story itself, I strongly suggest the author surround himself with original spec scripts ( not shooting scripts) and read them. And that he does some research on how a title page is correctly done. I am pretty sure that his future work will turn out far more enjoyable. Success will follow soon then, I am pretty sure of that too. There is talent here after all.

Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
3 months ago
Stranger short
Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
How can we save others when we cannot save ourselves?

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Stranger
Short

Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Some gifts aren't really a gift.
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5 months ago | 1 reviews | 23 pages

After Dark
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8 months ago | 1 reviews | 11 pages
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Genre: Drama,Horror
Deception is a bloody business.
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1 month ago | 2 reviews | 4 pages
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Meik Fischer

Fade In

Reviewer Rating: N/A | Screenplays: 7 | Reviews: 3
Enjoys:
Horror
SciFi

I write. A lot. I got scripts coming out of every dang pore of my body. Are they any good? Some, hell no. And others, sure. I submitted them to various competitions. Some of those kicked me in the nuts. And others said, well done. Am I rich? Hell no. But for now that's OK. I got food on my table and a roof over my head, so the basics are covered. Do I want more? Hell yeah. That's why I write. That's why we all write, if everyone is honest. And somewhere, maybe around that next corner over there, our Big Break is just waiting to greet us. You never know. Have a nice day, everyone.

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Stranger
Short

Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Some gifts aren't really a gift.
Rating is only available to members
5 months ago | 1 reviews | 23 pages

After Dark
Short

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8 months ago | 1 reviews | 11 pages
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Genre: Drama,Horror
Deception is a bloody business.
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1 month ago | 2 reviews | 4 pages
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Meik Fischer completed a review for
1 month ago
The Sacrifice short
Genre: Drama,Horror
Review Rating:
A young girl must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to appease the one she loves.

The whole script is written well. Most of the action is kept tight. The reader can see just about everything that's going on. I enhoyed reading it. Yet there are two problems: 1) the author wrote she puts on pants. How can we see the blood trickling down her thigh later then? He should have written she puts on shorts. Or she just puts on panties. She's wearing a big T-shirt anyway. 2) The Ending... I would have chosen to stop at a point where the reader is not hung out to dry at the end of page 4. I mean, where is the story going? There is no hint at all. And even knowing the original logline is no help here. I like everything about the script, but to stop with Anna genuinely smiling, well, is just a terrible risk (the drop of blood is not enough). You gotta give a small pointer before that ending happens. Anna is a likeable character who (considering her age) is in a terrible situation, but the reader needs one more pointer or hint about where it's all heading. The writer should not keep too much to himself, even if it's a teaser or just a short script. The risk of losing all the credit he has gathered all the way up to the table scene is just way too high. But, all in all, I liked the script and believe it shows talent and imaginiation. My opinion: the author has done a great job.

Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
1 month ago
The Sacrifice short
Genre: Drama,Horror
A young girl must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to appease the one she loves.
Meik Fischer uploaded a short screenplay
2 months ago
Birthdays Hurt short
Genre: Drama,Action/Adventure,Romance
Matt Riker visits his wife's grave. Maybe for the last time.
Meik Fischer uploaded a short screenplay
2 months ago
I wouldn't touch that short
Genre: Horror,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Two kids on a beach and a washed-up sea creature. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer completed a review for
2 months ago
After Dark short
Genre: Mystery/Suspense,Horror
Review Rating:
After Dark… YOU’RE DEAD!

The whole script is actually decently written. I could follow Ricki to her Party and have, almost, no problem with how she is written. Dave is ok, although it kind of disturbed me the way he immediately changes personality. The ending is kind of disturbing. I liked the story and its "voice". I only found a few minor problems with it. But one problem was a rather hard and complete slap in the face. It kind of left me sitting there scratching my head. As there may be no real major rule as to how a screenplay is to be written, there are certain "unwritten" rules that the industry uses. Here we are confronted with various scenes in which a newsreader is talking. I believe these scenes are written differently in the industry standard. This script is accompanied with various camera pointers such as "cut to". The industry frowns upon the usage of such "orders". If kept to a bare minimum this can be ignored, but there are just too many here. I would have personally used a "BACK TO" here and there. That would have been better because you are actually returning "back" to the TV screen. Try to keep the description scenes a bit tighter. They should never have more than five lines. If you can, try to keep them somewhere around one to three. Another thing is the usage of music scores. These are also frowned upon. Using the song "after dark" isn't a problem since it relates to the title here - this usually, if at all, is stated in the description scene - but the part with violines and such do not belong in a screenplay. This is strictly done by the production team as seen fit. The intercut scenes ( the chase for i.e.) are not written correctly but aren't hard to follow. These issues aren't much of a problem and the story is easy for me to follow. One major issue for me though is Ricki being the killer. Early on, she would have killed Dave and dumped his car and gone to the party when she got in the car. The ending is pretty useless when viewed logically. I get that this is supposed to be a surprise but it just makes no sense when viewing the scenes before the ending. This is also the case if a shizophrenic personality is intended.

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3 months ago
short
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Horror
Two kids on a beach and a washed-up sea creature. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
3 months ago
After Dark short
Genre: Mystery/Suspense,Horror
After Dark… YOU’RE DEAD!
A review was just purchased for a short script. Claim it here.
3 months ago
short
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Horror
Two kids on a beach and a cadaver. What could go wrong?
Meik Fischer completed a review for
3 months ago
Stranger short
Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review Rating:
How can we save others when we cannot save ourselves?

Reading this script turned out to be a real pain. I kind of liked the story and the gradual revealing of what the heck was going on, but it was a real fight to get through it all. The imagination this author has is comprehensible, I can clearly see what is meant to be seen. But it is written in an overload of information, plus all the camera stuff is just a pain. What I don't like - what NOBODY likes - when reviewing a script is being told every single half second (if possible) what and where and how to look or see something. There is almost NO room left for a readers own imagination. That is a GIANT no-go in the industry. A script has to be TIGHT anywhere possible. That specifically goes for scene and action descriptions. It is very common that good screenwriters keep their scene/action descriptions to a bare minimum, and yet have an art in chosing the right words that a scene is easily playing out in the readers mind as he or she advances through the script. The same thing goes for dialogue. Although sometimes it will require a certain amount of it when expressing something, but you still gotta stick to a certain tight form throughout the whole story. If a reader has to burrow through tons of dialogue and then also through miles and miles of scene and action descriptions, it weighs the reader down. Its hard to keep focus after a while. So, the reading through a script turns into a "fighting" through a script. That's why the saying in the industry is---> keep it tight wherever possible. And all the flashbacks are not really helping here. They tell what's going on, sure, but the amount here is hard on the reader. Oh yeah, and the title page of this script already starts out with the wrong format. The industry has clear rules for that, but for me that's secondary here. I can't express this enough: what hurts my eyes the most is all the camera stuff. A script is always read as a spec script BEFORE it is turned into a shooting script. The rules are simple - no camera stuff in a spec script. If there is something that really REALLY desperately needs to be pointed out, then yes, otherwise stay far away from it. Also, since this script already has actions /scenes that are described way too long, the stuff with all the camera angles adds to the pain....man, even the scenes are numbered. (An unwritten rule already tells you that basically every new paragraph is a scene. Even if it is a one-liner.) So what I am saying is the whole thing is way too overflowing with stuff that just doesn't belong in there. As much as I kind of enjoyed the story itself, I strongly suggest the author surround himself with original spec scripts ( not shooting scripts) and read them. And that he does some research on how a title page is correctly done. I am pretty sure that his future work will turn out far more enjoyable. Success will follow soon then, I am pretty sure of that too. There is talent here after all.

Meik Fischer just claimed a review for a short script
3 months ago
Stranger short
Genre: Thriller,Mystery/Suspense,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
How can we save others when we cannot save ourselves?