UDJASON

Aspiring Screenwriter

Reviewer Rating:
Screenplays: 1
Reviews: 3

Short Bio

Nothing here.

Recent Activity

UDJASON uploaded a feature screenplay
7 months ago
Run feature
Genre: Thriller
An x-mafia hitman goes on the run when he can’t kill a 10 year old boy.
7 months ago
reviews
119 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
7 months ago
Lily short
Genre: Drama
Review Rating:
A young woman finds out that the biological father she's never known is terminally ill. One of his final requests is to see her before he passes.

This is a warm story about forgiveness. I enjoyed the use of flashbacks and with some good direction, it could be done creatively to enhance the cinematic experience. The characters seem genuine. Particularly Lily who is understandably “not about” seeing her bio-dad. My issues come with Tim as he feels very flat. His reasoning for not being in her life comes off as one giant excuse. I don’t know how she isn’t able to see this Sorry I was an addict but I watched you at the park… i would rather have never met the guy. So what if you saw me. Man the f up and be in my life. What would make this better is if the story was actually about his substance abuse. If you show us Tim fighting with it, trying to get better (him telling us that he was in and out of rehab isn’t enough, it's a visual medium) show us him in a crack house, having to fight for some food, show us every time he tells himself this is the last time, show us the circumstances that lead him away from his goal. Right now he has no arc, but what if his arc is just admitting that he was weak, and his daughter calling him on his BS is what does it. This feels like it wants a so bad to have a happy ending, but you’re dressing something so serious in a short page count that, should it even have a happy ending? Or maybe a solid character arc is the happy ending, for the audience. Maybe her character arc has something to do with Roland, and seeing her bio-dad is the catalyst for really coming to terms with Roland being there for her. As a man, I wonder if I would ever allow anyone near the little girl i'm supposed to be protecting. Especially her deadbeat dad. Most often, the step dad doesn’t want the child anywhere near them, so that part I didn’t buy. I do like structurally, that he’s the reason why, but the slight twist at the end doesn’t make sense in the real world. Last point, maybe I missed this, but if Tim was watching her at the park, maybe they had little interactions here and there, then when did these interactions stop?there’s a big gap of time I’m not accounting for. Why the fall off?

8 months ago
2 reviews
11 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
8 months ago
Westphall tv series
Genre: Comedy
Review Rating:
A simple background character from a sitcom learns that his television world is just one of many.

The overall concept is fun. It reminds me of a Family Guy episode, when we saw what happens during one of Peter’s flash backs. The structure of the story and the characters are well done. We have a clear begining with cause and effect, and have a predictable, yet working ending. There were umorous lines, but i didn’t really get a good chuckle until pg 20 “now is not the time”. This would work well as a cartoon, adult swim perhaps with some work. First and foremost, there are quite a few grammatical and spelling errors. In terms of story, it’s hard to get a grasp on some things. I’ll start with the characters. I don’t understand what Jenny and Chuck do. What is their actual purpose? It doesn’t seem like they accomplish anything the entire episode. ANd the line, “we never said we were good at our jobs….” is a cop out. They should accomplish something at the intro so we see their purpose. How do they end up in Anton’s world? Why not just go home? What were they doing in the zombie place anyway? Wouldn’t they check the van for zombies or anything they could be transporting to another show? WHat if it was a scifi show with an alien baccteria strain? I just don’t get the point of this secret organization. Developing this part will give us an actual B story, which most tv shows have. I don’t understand where we are in the world of the story, in terms of, how long has Jenny been here? Chuck? I ask this b/c Mycroft gave her the one ex machina box. But how long ago and why? There’s no cause and effect there. Is this mission 300? Or were they on a really dangerous one and he thought they might need it? Why even show her the second one? What would make sense is that their first mission was to find the first box, and then they use it. Mycroft is angry, but he has a second one. This reminds me a lot of Reck it Ralph right down to the horde of _________ that are invading other ___________’s. I hope it doesn’t end up going that route. It might be too similar. How is it that Jenny is not the slightlest bit upset about Chuck? I’m pretty sure he’s not dead. But she is far too ready to just hand over the keys to the van. He’s got to go, but show us she cares. Him being on a sitcom was a nice touch, and that means he felt for Anton, but I don’t remember them ever having any interaction where any of that came through. He should ahve taken him under his wing like a big brother or something. I’ll get into this later but there is a lot of wasted dialogue where this could have gone in place as solid character development. What changes Anton’s world view? He may have been questioning the world before, but what is it about right now in this moment that makes him see the fourth wall, or hear the laughter? IT seems to come out of nowhere without any cause and effect. If he had gotten hit in the head, started puberty, or been hypnotized, or even questioned why it started on Monday at 1:00 I would feel like there were specifics behind the condition. Right now, Anton spends a lot of time just asking questions. It’s just another way to get exposition. It’s lazy, no offense. Figure out another way to get across every little aspect. There are some exchanges where you spend 3-5 lines back and forth asking questions, saying what to get across a point that could be done with a line of dialouge. Every word on the page is precious. Don’t waste it. Anoton just jumps on this train without any fight. You setup a perfect scenario, his world is destroyed, so that he can fight against it. For example: In a New Hope, Luke denies his heroes journey several, i believe 3 times. It isn’t until he goes home and finds his uncle and aunt dead that he knows what to do. If Anton was a racecar driver, then show him driving. SHOW IT. It’s a visual medium. Have him do a cool driving move to get into a parking space at work. Something. Don’t show a picture and tell us, that’s boring. When they’re telling Anton the jist, after several pages of questions, he just beleive it…. Put yourself in his shoes. Realistically. No matter of telling me some stuff am I going to believe you unless you show me. And the reason for showing me should be something plot related. Not just, b/c he heard the laughter. B/c by Mycroft’s description, it seems like others have heard the laughter and they didn’t accept them to the program. Does Jenny just bring people back that often? Are they not worried about what happens when they send people back, knowing what their world is? The Neo thing… I dont know where this is going, but I’m not a fan. Something like freeing the shows from their enslavement of entertainment. But we’ve seen this “profecy thing” soooo many times. It doesn’t make me excited to stick around for 4 seasons. The whole, “I’m more special or the only special one” is just very early 200’s. I’m hoping that the world is more developed in a bible as well. Like what’s outside the fourth wall. Why is it a blank audience? Where is this actual organization is relation to everything. I can see the potential for a fun series, it just needs to be worked out a bit more.Just make sure your characters are responding to cause and effect, and built naturally etc…. I like the muppet btw. Side note. Why is the one guy described as African American but i think everyone else doesn’t have a racial description? Are we assuming that they’re all white? If your character’s race doesn’t drive the plot, or you don’t say everyone’s race, then there’s no need to put it down. The casting department will handle that.

11 months ago
2 reviews
37 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
8 months ago
Jé Rouge short
Genre: Horror
Review Rating:
An older sister cries wolf to terrify her younger brother, but she quickly comes to realize that there may actually be something to be afraid of.

I like the overall concept. The characters are relatable, as is their situation. The script was clean and had no errors. The horror genre is tough to do because a lot of the tropes are overdone. The entire "cry wolf" idea has been done so much, it would need a new approach to really stand out. Unfortunately it doesn't happen here, but with a few changes it's possible that it could. I would take any reference to "cry wolf" out of the dialogue. We know what she's doing without the characters telling us such. That would hopefully free up a few lines to use toward character development. Right now the characters are very generic. A drinking single mother, smart phone crazed millenial. We get it. Maybe brings something else to the table that leads us into better character development. How is Darren a wearwolf? when did that happen? Was he bitten? Is the mom a wearwolf? If you develop these type of questions then you allow each scene to drive the plot toward the ending / reveal. Right now it's just.... happens. We see it coming from a mile away, but that's b/c we know the genre, not b/c it's driven by character choices or development. With saying that, most of the script is spent building to this ending which is predictable. None of the scenes really make me care about the characters. Here's an example that might help: let's say that the 10 year old boy is going through puberty. He doesn't know it, but his mom and sister know, that this isn't just any old trip to the woods. In the end, the reveal is Darren, and then the sister eating a deer. The mom transforms as well. This trip is actually his chance to transform for the first time. Every scene before that has to lead to this conclusion while at the same time hoping to throw the audience, as we're expecting the obvious, what was originally written. ....................................................................

8 months ago
8 reviews
7 pages
UDJASON just claimed a review for a short script
8 months ago
Lily short
Genre: Drama
A young woman finds out that the biological father she's never known is terminally ill. One of his final requests is to see her before he passes.
8 months ago
2 reviews
11 pages
UDJASON just claimed a review for a short script
8 months ago
Jé Rouge short
Genre: Horror
An older sister cries wolf to terrify her younger brother, but she quickly comes to realize that there may actually be something to be afraid of.
8 months ago
8 reviews
7 pages
UDJASON just joined ScriptMother!
9 months ago

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Draft #1 | Genre: Thriller
An x-mafia hitman goes on the run when he can’t kill a 10 year old boy.
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7 months ago | reviews | 119 pages
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Jé Rouge
Short

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8 months ago | 8 reviews | 7 pages

Lily
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8 months ago | 2 reviews | 11 pages
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Westphall
TV Series

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UDJASON

Aspiring Screenwriter

Reviewer Rating:
Screenplays: 1
Reviews: 3

Short Bio

Nothing here.

Screenplays

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Feature

Draft #1 | Genre: Thriller
An x-mafia hitman goes on the run when he can’t kill a 10 year old boy.
Rating is only available to members
7 months ago | reviews | 119 pages
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Feature

Draft #1 | Genre: Thriller
An x-mafia hitman goes on the run when he can’t kill a 10 year old boy.
Rating is only available to members
7 months ago | reviews | 119 pages
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Jé Rouge
Short

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8 months ago | 8 reviews | 7 pages

Lily
Short

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8 months ago | 2 reviews | 11 pages
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Jé Rouge
Short

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8 months ago | 8 reviews | 7 pages

Lily
Short

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8 months ago | 2 reviews | 11 pages
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Recent Activity

UDJASON uploaded a feature screenplay
7 months ago
Run feature
Genre: Thriller
An x-mafia hitman goes on the run when he can’t kill a 10 year old boy.
7 months ago
reviews
119 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
7 months ago
Lily short
Genre: Drama
Review Rating:
A young woman finds out that the biological father she's never known is terminally ill. One of his final requests is to see her before he passes.

This is a warm story about forgiveness. I enjoyed the use of flashbacks and with some good direction, it could be done creatively to enhance the cinematic experience. The characters seem genuine. Particularly Lily who is understandably “not about” seeing her bio-dad. My issues come with Tim as he feels very flat. His reasoning for not being in her life comes off as one giant excuse. I don’t know how she isn’t able to see this Sorry I was an addict but I watched you at the park… i would rather have never met the guy. So what if you saw me. Man the f up and be in my life. What would make this better is if the story was actually about his substance abuse. If you show us Tim fighting with it, trying to get better (him telling us that he was in and out of rehab isn’t enough, it's a visual medium) show us him in a crack house, having to fight for some food, show us every time he tells himself this is the last time, show us the circumstances that lead him away from his goal. Right now he has no arc, but what if his arc is just admitting that he was weak, and his daughter calling him on his BS is what does it. This feels like it wants a so bad to have a happy ending, but you’re dressing something so serious in a short page count that, should it even have a happy ending? Or maybe a solid character arc is the happy ending, for the audience. Maybe her character arc has something to do with Roland, and seeing her bio-dad is the catalyst for really coming to terms with Roland being there for her. As a man, I wonder if I would ever allow anyone near the little girl i'm supposed to be protecting. Especially her deadbeat dad. Most often, the step dad doesn’t want the child anywhere near them, so that part I didn’t buy. I do like structurally, that he’s the reason why, but the slight twist at the end doesn’t make sense in the real world. Last point, maybe I missed this, but if Tim was watching her at the park, maybe they had little interactions here and there, then when did these interactions stop?there’s a big gap of time I’m not accounting for. Why the fall off?

8 months ago
2 reviews
11 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
8 months ago
Westphall tv series
Genre: Comedy
Review Rating:
A simple background character from a sitcom learns that his television world is just one of many.

The overall concept is fun. It reminds me of a Family Guy episode, when we saw what happens during one of Peter’s flash backs. The structure of the story and the characters are well done. We have a clear begining with cause and effect, and have a predictable, yet working ending. There were umorous lines, but i didn’t really get a good chuckle until pg 20 “now is not the time”. This would work well as a cartoon, adult swim perhaps with some work. First and foremost, there are quite a few grammatical and spelling errors. In terms of story, it’s hard to get a grasp on some things. I’ll start with the characters. I don’t understand what Jenny and Chuck do. What is their actual purpose? It doesn’t seem like they accomplish anything the entire episode. ANd the line, “we never said we were good at our jobs….” is a cop out. They should accomplish something at the intro so we see their purpose. How do they end up in Anton’s world? Why not just go home? What were they doing in the zombie place anyway? Wouldn’t they check the van for zombies or anything they could be transporting to another show? WHat if it was a scifi show with an alien baccteria strain? I just don’t get the point of this secret organization. Developing this part will give us an actual B story, which most tv shows have. I don’t understand where we are in the world of the story, in terms of, how long has Jenny been here? Chuck? I ask this b/c Mycroft gave her the one ex machina box. But how long ago and why? There’s no cause and effect there. Is this mission 300? Or were they on a really dangerous one and he thought they might need it? Why even show her the second one? What would make sense is that their first mission was to find the first box, and then they use it. Mycroft is angry, but he has a second one. This reminds me a lot of Reck it Ralph right down to the horde of _________ that are invading other ___________’s. I hope it doesn’t end up going that route. It might be too similar. How is it that Jenny is not the slightlest bit upset about Chuck? I’m pretty sure he’s not dead. But she is far too ready to just hand over the keys to the van. He’s got to go, but show us she cares. Him being on a sitcom was a nice touch, and that means he felt for Anton, but I don’t remember them ever having any interaction where any of that came through. He should ahve taken him under his wing like a big brother or something. I’ll get into this later but there is a lot of wasted dialogue where this could have gone in place as solid character development. What changes Anton’s world view? He may have been questioning the world before, but what is it about right now in this moment that makes him see the fourth wall, or hear the laughter? IT seems to come out of nowhere without any cause and effect. If he had gotten hit in the head, started puberty, or been hypnotized, or even questioned why it started on Monday at 1:00 I would feel like there were specifics behind the condition. Right now, Anton spends a lot of time just asking questions. It’s just another way to get exposition. It’s lazy, no offense. Figure out another way to get across every little aspect. There are some exchanges where you spend 3-5 lines back and forth asking questions, saying what to get across a point that could be done with a line of dialouge. Every word on the page is precious. Don’t waste it. Anoton just jumps on this train without any fight. You setup a perfect scenario, his world is destroyed, so that he can fight against it. For example: In a New Hope, Luke denies his heroes journey several, i believe 3 times. It isn’t until he goes home and finds his uncle and aunt dead that he knows what to do. If Anton was a racecar driver, then show him driving. SHOW IT. It’s a visual medium. Have him do a cool driving move to get into a parking space at work. Something. Don’t show a picture and tell us, that’s boring. When they’re telling Anton the jist, after several pages of questions, he just beleive it…. Put yourself in his shoes. Realistically. No matter of telling me some stuff am I going to believe you unless you show me. And the reason for showing me should be something plot related. Not just, b/c he heard the laughter. B/c by Mycroft’s description, it seems like others have heard the laughter and they didn’t accept them to the program. Does Jenny just bring people back that often? Are they not worried about what happens when they send people back, knowing what their world is? The Neo thing… I dont know where this is going, but I’m not a fan. Something like freeing the shows from their enslavement of entertainment. But we’ve seen this “profecy thing” soooo many times. It doesn’t make me excited to stick around for 4 seasons. The whole, “I’m more special or the only special one” is just very early 200’s. I’m hoping that the world is more developed in a bible as well. Like what’s outside the fourth wall. Why is it a blank audience? Where is this actual organization is relation to everything. I can see the potential for a fun series, it just needs to be worked out a bit more.Just make sure your characters are responding to cause and effect, and built naturally etc…. I like the muppet btw. Side note. Why is the one guy described as African American but i think everyone else doesn’t have a racial description? Are we assuming that they’re all white? If your character’s race doesn’t drive the plot, or you don’t say everyone’s race, then there’s no need to put it down. The casting department will handle that.

11 months ago
2 reviews
37 pages
UDJASON completed a review for
8 months ago
Jé Rouge short
Genre: Horror
Review Rating:
An older sister cries wolf to terrify her younger brother, but she quickly comes to realize that there may actually be something to be afraid of.

I like the overall concept. The characters are relatable, as is their situation. The script was clean and had no errors. The horror genre is tough to do because a lot of the tropes are overdone. The entire "cry wolf" idea has been done so much, it would need a new approach to really stand out. Unfortunately it doesn't happen here, but with a few changes it's possible that it could. I would take any reference to "cry wolf" out of the dialogue. We know what she's doing without the characters telling us such. That would hopefully free up a few lines to use toward character development. Right now the characters are very generic. A drinking single mother, smart phone crazed millenial. We get it. Maybe brings something else to the table that leads us into better character development. How is Darren a wearwolf? when did that happen? Was he bitten? Is the mom a wearwolf? If you develop these type of questions then you allow each scene to drive the plot toward the ending / reveal. Right now it's just.... happens. We see it coming from a mile away, but that's b/c we know the genre, not b/c it's driven by character choices or development. With saying that, most of the script is spent building to this ending which is predictable. None of the scenes really make me care about the characters. Here's an example that might help: let's say that the 10 year old boy is going through puberty. He doesn't know it, but his mom and sister know, that this isn't just any old trip to the woods. In the end, the reveal is Darren, and then the sister eating a deer. The mom transforms as well. This trip is actually his chance to transform for the first time. Every scene before that has to lead to this conclusion while at the same time hoping to throw the audience, as we're expecting the obvious, what was originally written. ....................................................................

8 months ago
8 reviews
7 pages
UDJASON just claimed a review for a short script
8 months ago
Lily short
Genre: Drama
A young woman finds out that the biological father she's never known is terminally ill. One of his final requests is to see her before he passes.
8 months ago
2 reviews
11 pages
UDJASON just claimed a review for a short script
8 months ago
Jé Rouge short
Genre: Horror
An older sister cries wolf to terrify her younger brother, but she quickly comes to realize that there may actually be something to be afraid of.
8 months ago
8 reviews
7 pages
UDJASON just joined ScriptMother!
9 months ago