Chukwuma Amobi

Aspiring Screenwriter

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Screenplays: 9
Reviews: 43
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Short Bio

I finished in Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria in Awka Anambra state Nigeria. I have written other screenplays like: (1) "SO FAR AWAY"(Nollywood's first one man cast film starring Segun Arinze only) (2) "JUST SAY YES"(Produced by PSI multimedia in Lagos Nigeria) (3) "GUTSY GIRL"(Optioned to PSI multimedia in Lagos Nigeria) (4) "OBLIVION"(Written for Ndave productions in Awka Anambra state Nigeria) I love to explore new grounds so hit me up if you need an awesome screenplay written for you. Cheers...

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Chukwuma Amobi just claimed a review for a feature script
3 weeks ago
Ghost Child feature
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
After an influx of refugees leads to a viral epidemic, it's up to one boy who has hidden himself to save everyone in a future utopian city.
6 months ago
1 reviews
107 pages
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3 weeks ago
Briarwood tv series
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review Rating:
When an orphan travels to a gothic Texas town to reconnect with his familial roots, he unintentionally reignites a century long battle between witches and their hunters.

Amazing concept. This is huge. It is original and stands on its own. However, a few things are out of place. I will get into that in a bit but this concept is good. The logline got me interested and the first few pages were some what confusing. First, you started with the 1850's and then 2017 but when you went back to 1850's, I didn't know until I finished the scene. I had to look closely and read the scene again before I knew. May I suggest that this is a spec script and it should be very clear from the scene headings the era we are in. The whole story is told that way and as such your readers must be prepared, from the beginning, for the scene they are about to encounter. Don't make them read through the scene and think, "who is Shelby again? Right, he is the 1850's guy" Please whenever you cut back to 1850's, it is better to add that in the scene headings so your reader will know right away and a viewer, when the movie gets made, will know from the costume. A viewer will watch the movie but a reader will visualize the movie. Make it more clear for the reader. Scenes are well written. Good enough but could be made more interesting. What would have been more interesting is that this young lads in the future perform some magic unknowingly to them and they are at conflict with who or what they are. When they see the picture later in the story, it answered their question. It got me thinking, now they know they were witches in their past life, then what? I wanna watch this series when its made. The lives of the protagonist are interesting though at this time I don't know the antagonist well. I don't fully understand what their deal is and why they have to kill the witches all over again. Is something bad about to happen? Are they witch hunters? We need to know. Dialogue is certainly good though it could be made better. More subtexts does the trick. Don't tell us stuff. Show us stuff. Example, the poisoned bow. Show us Rebecca in the woods or somewhere preparing the bow and poison. Don't tell us the bow has poison. And what's with the cut to, jump cut to and the rest. Please remove all transition words. If you must add them, make it sparse. Conflict is not real and that is because the didn't set it up well. Especially the part where Rebecca and her child attacks Adele. Please make their intentions and roles clear. Pacing is good so far but will be better if things are changed in the script. In all the script has potential. You have finished the story. Now is time to make it awesome.

4 months ago
2 reviews
45 pages
Chukwuma Amobi just claimed a review for a television script
1 month ago
Briarwood tv series
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
When an orphan travels to a gothic Texas town to reconnect with his familial roots, he unintentionally reignites a century long battle between witches and their hunters.
4 months ago
2 reviews
45 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
1 month ago
Floating In The Rain... feature
Genre: Drama
Review Rating:
When Asure, who suffers from mental illness, meets Ahmad, a bond forms that changes both of their lives.

First of, let me congratulate you on capturing emotions on paper so well that at some point, I began to root for Asure and Ahmad to succeed and be together. You did well. Congratulation!!!!! On concept, it is good. Most concepts are good but the problem often lies on how the project is executed. Don't worry, I will get into the specs soon. Meanwhile, the concept is okay. It will make a good drama story. One full of tears. The logline needs work. It is good but could be better. The first ten pages is okay. I say this because I don't really get where you introduced the main character. I mean it is not really a scene. You just wrote thinks about her and started the story with the beach scene. Instead of doing that, rather introduce her in the beach scene. Again, when you were introducing her, you wrote things like her height. Please, a character's height plays little or no significance in a screenplay unless we are going to be seeing the height add to the plot. Otherwise, get rid of it. And you keep referring to Asure and Ahmad as "the two characters" Don't call your characters "characters". It sounds so unreal. The goal is to make those people on paper real. And also get rid of all 'cut to' in the script. No one uses them anymore in a spec screenplay. Again is the scene headings. Some scenes have it while some don't. I don't know if you did that on purpose but trust me, there is no better way to tell the reader where an action is happening is not through the scene heading. Some scenes are good while some are not. Please stop writing things like "Asure exits the scene". Rather write stuff like "Asure goes away or Asure walks away" Also, stop putting some actions in parenthesis unless the action happens before a dialogue. I think the lead character role is good enough. I get who she is and why she behaves that way. A little insight in her back story will not hurt. But in all, Asure can be made more compelling. Also find a way to raise the stakes. It is not enough that her ex boyfriend is the only conflict. Add more. The more their is conflict the more drama happens and the more interesting the story becomes. The dialogues are good. I would have given you an excellent in dialogue but there are places where the characters said a little too much. This is something that would be performed so find a way to cut down the fat dialogues. But the dialogues between characters were truly impacting. Real. Raw. Good. But that doesn't mean it can't be better. The pacing in the story is okay. I mean its drama so it's all good. I must confess, the climax is a little bit disappointing. I thought she will chase him down. You know, like drive her car a little reckless to get to the love of her life. Do a few crazy things. It is not satisfying for them to just meet in his place and talk it over and then he moves in. Make her act in a way we have not seen before to show that she has truly changed something about her and that love is the key to that change. In all, I like the script. I like the story. Its a love thing so I like love stuff. But change a few things and put the script in the right format and you will have a good piece in your hands.

7 months ago
2 reviews
83 pages
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1 month ago
Floating In The Rain... feature
Genre: Drama
When Asure, who suffers from mental illness, meets Ahmad, a bond forms that changes both of their lives.
7 months ago
2 reviews
83 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
1 month ago
ALEX feature
Genre: Thriller
Review Rating:
A Korean-American archeologist wakes up in the middle of the Sahara desert after the terrorist-hijacked plane crash landed, only to realize that he is the final missing piece of the upcoming nuclear war.

I like the concept. It is good and original. I thought the script started well though it could have started better. The concept is strong and can make an awesome story. Good idea Cho. The logline is good but can be better. It conveyed the message but it can be made to be more catchy. The first ten pages is fair but it could also be so much better. The story started in the most normal way. I was hoping I will get to see this guy on a job so we can get a sense of what it is he actually does before he gets the big call for the big job. The first ten pages didn't draw me in entirely but at the same time it didn't bore me. I guess I could say it is okay but who wants okay? Everyone wants GREAT, right? Writing is rewriting. I'm sure you will come up with something more. Some scenes are okay while some are bad. And some other scenes are confusing. I mean the restaurant scene where Alex and Sara were talking and then Sara starts crying and then Alex starts crying too. Yes I get that his wife is dead and I also get that Sara's boyfriend is dead too. It's okay for Sara to cry at that point but Alex should have grieved for his wife when he first found out. Let him do all the crying then and focus on the mission. After all, he still gotta save the world. The protagonist is good but not compelling. Not yet. So much could be added to make him compelling. He's got the potential to be. And my worst disappointment is Sayed. The way he died is just not right. For a man who does his kind of job, he should do better than to be killed anyhow. I suggest you make Sayed terrorize Alex more. Make him pursue Alex to the ends of the earth. Make him team up with the others he is working with to achieve his goal. Make him a monster. His character is too valuable to be wasted. The dialogue is good but could be better. Again your action/narrative/description was nice and flows well in the beginning but as the script progresses, it is as if someone else took over. Using past tense sometimes to convey your point is bad. Doesn't show true professionalism. On page 37, the narrative is not good. I suggest you find more better ways to reveal how the antagonists handle their captors. Read more scripts and learn more. Many narratives are like that throughout the script. And the way you showed the slow motion on page 62 is not good. There are ways to do that effectively. Read more scripts and learn more. The conflict is not very real especially the restaurant scene when Sayed showed up with his men. I don't fully understand what happened there. The pacing is good but could be better. It staggers sometimes but it is only due to not so good scenes in the script. If you find a way to fix the scenes and make them more better, the entire pacing in the script will take more shape. The climax is not very good. A good script never leaves any character behind. I never got to know what happened in Egypt and David and his workers. You should show us in your next draft. Did they leave the job behind because Alex didn't show up? Or did they continue without him? Its important we know. The script certainly reads fair. Lots of work has been put in it but it is still not there yet. It needs more lots of work. But in all, it had potential to be truly great. You will get there.

2 months ago
3 reviews
88 pages
Chukwuma Amobi just claimed a review for a feature script
1 month ago
ALEX feature
Genre: Thriller
A Korean-American archeologist wakes up in the middle of the Sahara desert after the terrorist-hijacked plane crash landed, only to realize that he is the final missing piece of the upcoming nuclear war.
2 months ago
3 reviews
88 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
1 month ago
You're Not All There Is feature
Genre: Horror
Review Rating:
Darren is bullied by an abusive father. Inexplicably, he begins to transform.

I think that the concept has something in it. Could really make a great story but the way everything is playing out is just frustrating. Honestly, by the time I got to page 20, I was lost. Especially with the cutting back and forth in Darren's life. By page 35, I'm already done trying to rap my head around this guy's life. I find myself going backwards to read previous pages to grasp the plot but I don't get it. Question: what the hell is Darren doing running around? In first few pages, especially the bathroom scenes, there were lots of dialogue but later in the script, it went away. Then returned at the end. The logline certainly got me reading it but the fact is I got lost. The story wasn't clear. Darren's motives and aims weren't clear. And what the hell is the bathroom scene supposed to show? Make me feel sorry for him? I don't because I don't understand him. Scenes are not well written. There over description of things throughout the script. The colour of the wall, the colour of the couch, the dress a character is wearing. You only make reference to things like that when it adds to the plot otherwise, we don't need to know all those details. The protagonist is doing stuff I don't know why he is doing them so it is very hard to say whether he is compelling or not. Maybe you wrote this script months ago and you have moved on but if you have been writing since then, you are a better writer now. You need to revisit this script and rebuild the character. Flesh out good back stories to help you get started. I think the conflict is not very real simply because the characters don't look real. Characters appear real when they have clear aims and objectives and also have motives and drives. Extract each character in your story, give them aim, objectives, plans to achieve their aims and they will start to look and talk and act real. Now the pacing of the story Is quite a different thing. I mean there are ways to write scripts with past and present so that you don't confuse your reader. Honestly, you got me confused big time. I suggest you go online, find scripts like yours, download them and read them. Learn better ways to show your idea because trust me, you have got something here. The climax is not very satisfying. Darren at the gym trying to move past who he is to something better. Writing a truly satisfying story can be tricky and hard sometimes but it takes determination and hardworking to get there. You gotta find a more compelling way to show this. Give us a climax worth our time. In all, it is not a good script. There is no other way to put it. It doesn't make me wanna flip the pages. Actually, it made it wanna flip the pages but only to get it over with. I fought myself the entire time I was reading not to skim through the script.

8 months ago
2 reviews
77 pages
Chukwuma Amobi just claimed a review for a feature script
1 month ago
You're Not All There Is feature
Genre: Horror
Darren is bullied by an abusive father. Inexplicably, he begins to transform.
8 months ago
2 reviews
77 pages
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1 month ago
Underwood feature
Genre: Horror
Review Rating:
When a missing persons case lead authorities to the farm of a mysterious recluse, he’s forced to go to war with law enforcement to protect a sinister force that could destroy the entire town.

I think the concept it good. This can be a truly great and satisfying story but it has to go through series of rewrites. I will point the problems out as I progress. The concept is original though. A mixture of action/thriller and horror. That's a good combination. The logline is good enough. It made me wanna read it in the first place. The first ten pages certainly drew me in. It got me excited though I must say that a few things were wrong from the beginning but still, it made me want to know more. From the very start, the moment agent Osmont said good morning to her suspect, I knew something is wrong. You don't get to where agent Osmont is in that type of job by playing nice. Little things like good morning suggest the character is nice and I didn't see it again in the character throughout the rest of the story. Some of the scenes are good while some are not. One thing that keeps showing up is the inconsistency in the script. Especially the way the YESTERDAYS and TODAYS were written. From the start, you adopted the freaky way and that's good but then comes 'titles - yesterday/today'. And sometimes, there are no titles at all. I just had to use my initiative to fill it in. It screams SLOPPY. You can't afford to show that as a writer. You must take the time to check and double check it all. Adopt a style and use it throughout the story. Again is the names, is it Agent Jones or just Jones, is it deputy Thomas or D. Thomas? This little things makes a difference. Please pick one and stay with it throughout the script. This is a spec script. You can't afford to use anyone of those anyhow. The protagonist can be compelling but right now a lot is missing and this raises questions like why will the military agree to leave a job of this magnitude for just two agents without backup or joint mission? Are these agents specialist in this kind of situations? If so, then we need to know. Another question is with the antagonist (Underwood) The guy seems to have ammunition enough for a platoon in his home. Who is this guy? What military experience does he have? Is he a soldier? Ex military? It has to be clear. Maybe a little story about how he encountered the three sisters. It will setup the foundation for a good story. The way the characters speak is fine but I think they talk too much. If they are going to throw jibes at each other or make jokes, a line is enough. Then move one. They don't have to talk when they need not talk. The conflict looks real until the part where flesh jumps out of a person and attack the person. Visualising it looks like a scene out of a cartoon to me. I get it. You need to make it horror but maybe if their skin is reaped from their body, that's okay. The skin don't have to attack the person. Pacing is good. One other question is why did Underwood take Deputy Thomas with him during the first wave of attack? Again, the reason Underwood took representative Lee hostage is not very solid. You need to find something better than representative Lee thinking he is a twelve year old girl. Is that guy a pedophile? Writing a truly satisfying screenplay is hard. A lot of things must go right. About the climax, honestly by the time I got there, I didn't care anymore. I didn't care because you didn't make me care about what happens to the two agents and Underwood. I guess I'm saying that you should show some emotions. Make me root for our hero. In all, the script has got lots of potential but reaching the full potential is a long way. You will get there. You just gotta keep writing.

9 months ago
2 reviews
105 pages

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Draft #3 | Genre: Drama
A transgender makes a suicide video after going through sexual and emotional abuse.
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2 months ago | 2 reviews | 25 pages

The New Oil
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After posing as a pro reporter to receive information, a young asthmatic African American must escape annihilation and run the story to expose the corrupt policy of European business consortium in Africa.
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Kill Me
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A dying woman begs her competition to put her out of her misery.
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Need
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A man scatters his apartment looking for something important.
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Chukwuma Amobi

Aspiring Screenwriter

Reviewer Rating:
Screenplays: 9
Reviews: 43
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Short Bio

I finished in Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria in Awka Anambra state Nigeria. I have written other screenplays like: (1) "SO FAR AWAY"(Nollywood's first one man cast film starring Segun Arinze only) (2) "JUST SAY YES"(Produced by PSI multimedia in Lagos Nigeria) (3) "GUTSY GIRL"(Optioned to PSI multimedia in Lagos Nigeria) (4) "OBLIVION"(Written for Ndave productions in Awka Anambra state Nigeria) I love to explore new grounds so hit me up if you need an awesome screenplay written for you. Cheers...

Screenplays

Draft #3 | Genre: Drama
A transgender makes a suicide video after going through sexual and emotional abuse.
Rating is only available to members
2 months ago | 2 reviews | 25 pages

The New Oil
Feature

Draft #1 | Genre: Action/Adventure
After posing as a pro reporter to receive information, a young asthmatic African American must escape annihilation and run the story to expose the corrupt policy of European business consortium in Africa.
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4 months ago | 1 reviews | 98 pages
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Draft #3 | Genre: Drama
A transgender makes a suicide video after going through sexual and emotional abuse.
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2 months ago | 2 reviews | 25 pages

The New Oil
Feature

Draft #1 | Genre: Action/Adventure
After posing as a pro reporter to receive information, a young asthmatic African American must escape annihilation and run the story to expose the corrupt policy of European business consortium in Africa.
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4 months ago | 1 reviews | 98 pages
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Lily
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Lily
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Chukwuma Amobi just claimed a review for a feature script
3 weeks ago
Ghost Child feature
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
After an influx of refugees leads to a viral epidemic, it's up to one boy who has hidden himself to save everyone in a future utopian city.
6 months ago
1 reviews
107 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
3 weeks ago
Briarwood tv series
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review Rating:
When an orphan travels to a gothic Texas town to reconnect with his familial roots, he unintentionally reignites a century long battle between witches and their hunters.

Amazing concept. This is huge. It is original and stands on its own. However, a few things are out of place. I will get into that in a bit but this concept is good. The logline got me interested and the first few pages were some what confusing. First, you started with the 1850's and then 2017 but when you went back to 1850's, I didn't know until I finished the scene. I had to look closely and read the scene again before I knew. May I suggest that this is a spec script and it should be very clear from the scene headings the era we are in. The whole story is told that way and as such your readers must be prepared, from the beginning, for the scene they are about to encounter. Don't make them read through the scene and think, "who is Shelby again? Right, he is the 1850's guy" Please whenever you cut back to 1850's, it is better to add that in the scene headings so your reader will know right away and a viewer, when the movie gets made, will know from the costume. A viewer will watch the movie but a reader will visualize the movie. Make it more clear for the reader. Scenes are well written. Good enough but could be made more interesting. What would have been more interesting is that this young lads in the future perform some magic unknowingly to them and they are at conflict with who or what they are. When they see the picture later in the story, it answered their question. It got me thinking, now they know they were witches in their past life, then what? I wanna watch this series when its made. The lives of the protagonist are interesting though at this time I don't know the antagonist well. I don't fully understand what their deal is and why they have to kill the witches all over again. Is something bad about to happen? Are they witch hunters? We need to know. Dialogue is certainly good though it could be made better. More subtexts does the trick. Don't tell us stuff. Show us stuff. Example, the poisoned bow. Show us Rebecca in the woods or somewhere preparing the bow and poison. Don't tell us the bow has poison. And what's with the cut to, jump cut to and the rest. Please remove all transition words. If you must add them, make it sparse. Conflict is not real and that is because the didn't set it up well. Especially the part where Rebecca and her child attacks Adele. Please make their intentions and roles clear. Pacing is good so far but will be better if things are changed in the script. In all the script has potential. You have finished the story. Now is time to make it awesome.

4 months ago
2 reviews
45 pages
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1 month ago
Briarwood tv series
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
When an orphan travels to a gothic Texas town to reconnect with his familial roots, he unintentionally reignites a century long battle between witches and their hunters.
4 months ago
2 reviews
45 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
1 month ago
Floating In The Rain... feature
Genre: Drama
Review Rating:
When Asure, who suffers from mental illness, meets Ahmad, a bond forms that changes both of their lives.

First of, let me congratulate you on capturing emotions on paper so well that at some point, I began to root for Asure and Ahmad to succeed and be together. You did well. Congratulation!!!!! On concept, it is good. Most concepts are good but the problem often lies on how the project is executed. Don't worry, I will get into the specs soon. Meanwhile, the concept is okay. It will make a good drama story. One full of tears. The logline needs work. It is good but could be better. The first ten pages is okay. I say this because I don't really get where you introduced the main character. I mean it is not really a scene. You just wrote thinks about her and started the story with the beach scene. Instead of doing that, rather introduce her in the beach scene. Again, when you were introducing her, you wrote things like her height. Please, a character's height plays little or no significance in a screenplay unless we are going to be seeing the height add to the plot. Otherwise, get rid of it. And you keep referring to Asure and Ahmad as "the two characters" Don't call your characters "characters". It sounds so unreal. The goal is to make those people on paper real. And also get rid of all 'cut to' in the script. No one uses them anymore in a spec screenplay. Again is the scene headings. Some scenes have it while some don't. I don't know if you did that on purpose but trust me, there is no better way to tell the reader where an action is happening is not through the scene heading. Some scenes are good while some are not. Please stop writing things like "Asure exits the scene". Rather write stuff like "Asure goes away or Asure walks away" Also, stop putting some actions in parenthesis unless the action happens before a dialogue. I think the lead character role is good enough. I get who she is and why she behaves that way. A little insight in her back story will not hurt. But in all, Asure can be made more compelling. Also find a way to raise the stakes. It is not enough that her ex boyfriend is the only conflict. Add more. The more their is conflict the more drama happens and the more interesting the story becomes. The dialogues are good. I would have given you an excellent in dialogue but there are places where the characters said a little too much. This is something that would be performed so find a way to cut down the fat dialogues. But the dialogues between characters were truly impacting. Real. Raw. Good. But that doesn't mean it can't be better. The pacing in the story is okay. I mean its drama so it's all good. I must confess, the climax is a little bit disappointing. I thought she will chase him down. You know, like drive her car a little reckless to get to the love of her life. Do a few crazy things. It is not satisfying for them to just meet in his place and talk it over and then he moves in. Make her act in a way we have not seen before to show that she has truly changed something about her and that love is the key to that change. In all, I like the script. I like the story. Its a love thing so I like love stuff. But change a few things and put the script in the right format and you will have a good piece in your hands.

7 months ago
2 reviews
83 pages
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Floating In The Rain... feature
Genre: Drama
When Asure, who suffers from mental illness, meets Ahmad, a bond forms that changes both of their lives.
7 months ago
2 reviews
83 pages
Chukwuma Amobi completed a review for
1 month ago
ALEX feature
Genre: Thriller
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A Korean-American archeologist wakes up in the middle of the Sahara desert after the terrorist-hijacked plane crash landed, only to realize that he is the final missing piece of the upcoming nuclear war.

I like the concept. It is good and original. I thought the script started well though it could have started better. The concept is strong and can make an awesome story. Good idea Cho. The logline is good but can be better. It conveyed the message but it can be made to be more catchy. The first ten pages is fair but it could also be so much better. The story started in the most normal way. I was hoping I will get to see this guy on a job so we can get a sense of what it is he actually does before he gets the big call for the big job. The first ten pages didn't draw me in entirely but at the same time it didn't bore me. I guess I could say it is okay but who wants okay? Everyone wants GREAT, right? Writing is rewriting. I'm sure you will come up with something more. Some scenes are okay while some are bad. And some other scenes are confusing. I mean the restaurant scene where Alex and Sara were talking and then Sara starts crying and then Alex starts crying too. Yes I get that his wife is dead and I also get that Sara's boyfriend is dead too. It's okay for Sara to cry at that point but Alex should have grieved for his wife when he first found out. Let him do all the crying then and focus on the mission. After all, he still gotta save the world. The protagonist is good but not compelling. Not yet. So much could be added to make him compelling. He's got the potential to be. And my worst disappointment is Sayed. The way he died is just not right. For a man who does his kind of job, he should do better than to be killed anyhow. I suggest you make Sayed terrorize Alex more. Make him pursue Alex to the ends of the earth. Make him team up with the others he is working with to achieve his goal. Make him a monster. His character is too valuable to be wasted. The dialogue is good but could be better. Again your action/narrative/description was nice and flows well in the beginning but as the script progresses, it is as if someone else took over. Using past tense sometimes to convey your point is bad. Doesn't show true professionalism. On page 37, the narrative is not good. I suggest you find more better ways to reveal how the antagonists handle their captors. Read more scripts and learn more. Many narratives are like that throughout the script. And the way you showed the slow motion on page 62 is not good. There are ways to do that effectively. Read more scripts and learn more. The conflict is not very real especially the restaurant scene when Sayed showed up with his men. I don't fully understand what happened there. The pacing is good but could be better. It staggers sometimes but it is only due to not so good scenes in the script. If you find a way to fix the scenes and make them more better, the entire pacing in the script will take more shape. The climax is not very good. A good script never leaves any character behind. I never got to know what happened in Egypt and David and his workers. You should show us in your next draft. Did they leave the job behind because Alex didn't show up? Or did they continue without him? Its important we know. The script certainly reads fair. Lots of work has been put in it but it is still not there yet. It needs more lots of work. But in all, it had potential to be truly great. You will get there.

2 months ago
3 reviews
88 pages
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ALEX feature
Genre: Thriller
A Korean-American archeologist wakes up in the middle of the Sahara desert after the terrorist-hijacked plane crash landed, only to realize that he is the final missing piece of the upcoming nuclear war.
2 months ago
3 reviews
88 pages
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1 month ago
You're Not All There Is feature
Genre: Horror
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Darren is bullied by an abusive father. Inexplicably, he begins to transform.

I think that the concept has something in it. Could really make a great story but the way everything is playing out is just frustrating. Honestly, by the time I got to page 20, I was lost. Especially with the cutting back and forth in Darren's life. By page 35, I'm already done trying to rap my head around this guy's life. I find myself going backwards to read previous pages to grasp the plot but I don't get it. Question: what the hell is Darren doing running around? In first few pages, especially the bathroom scenes, there were lots of dialogue but later in the script, it went away. Then returned at the end. The logline certainly got me reading it but the fact is I got lost. The story wasn't clear. Darren's motives and aims weren't clear. And what the hell is the bathroom scene supposed to show? Make me feel sorry for him? I don't because I don't understand him. Scenes are not well written. There over description of things throughout the script. The colour of the wall, the colour of the couch, the dress a character is wearing. You only make reference to things like that when it adds to the plot otherwise, we don't need to know all those details. The protagonist is doing stuff I don't know why he is doing them so it is very hard to say whether he is compelling or not. Maybe you wrote this script months ago and you have moved on but if you have been writing since then, you are a better writer now. You need to revisit this script and rebuild the character. Flesh out good back stories to help you get started. I think the conflict is not very real simply because the characters don't look real. Characters appear real when they have clear aims and objectives and also have motives and drives. Extract each character in your story, give them aim, objectives, plans to achieve their aims and they will start to look and talk and act real. Now the pacing of the story Is quite a different thing. I mean there are ways to write scripts with past and present so that you don't confuse your reader. Honestly, you got me confused big time. I suggest you go online, find scripts like yours, download them and read them. Learn better ways to show your idea because trust me, you have got something here. The climax is not very satisfying. Darren at the gym trying to move past who he is to something better. Writing a truly satisfying story can be tricky and hard sometimes but it takes determination and hardworking to get there. You gotta find a more compelling way to show this. Give us a climax worth our time. In all, it is not a good script. There is no other way to put it. It doesn't make me wanna flip the pages. Actually, it made it wanna flip the pages but only to get it over with. I fought myself the entire time I was reading not to skim through the script.

8 months ago
2 reviews
77 pages
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You're Not All There Is feature
Genre: Horror
Darren is bullied by an abusive father. Inexplicably, he begins to transform.
8 months ago
2 reviews
77 pages
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1 month ago
Underwood feature
Genre: Horror
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When a missing persons case lead authorities to the farm of a mysterious recluse, he’s forced to go to war with law enforcement to protect a sinister force that could destroy the entire town.

I think the concept it good. This can be a truly great and satisfying story but it has to go through series of rewrites. I will point the problems out as I progress. The concept is original though. A mixture of action/thriller and horror. That's a good combination. The logline is good enough. It made me wanna read it in the first place. The first ten pages certainly drew me in. It got me excited though I must say that a few things were wrong from the beginning but still, it made me want to know more. From the very start, the moment agent Osmont said good morning to her suspect, I knew something is wrong. You don't get to where agent Osmont is in that type of job by playing nice. Little things like good morning suggest the character is nice and I didn't see it again in the character throughout the rest of the story. Some of the scenes are good while some are not. One thing that keeps showing up is the inconsistency in the script. Especially the way the YESTERDAYS and TODAYS were written. From the start, you adopted the freaky way and that's good but then comes 'titles - yesterday/today'. And sometimes, there are no titles at all. I just had to use my initiative to fill it in. It screams SLOPPY. You can't afford to show that as a writer. You must take the time to check and double check it all. Adopt a style and use it throughout the story. Again is the names, is it Agent Jones or just Jones, is it deputy Thomas or D. Thomas? This little things makes a difference. Please pick one and stay with it throughout the script. This is a spec script. You can't afford to use anyone of those anyhow. The protagonist can be compelling but right now a lot is missing and this raises questions like why will the military agree to leave a job of this magnitude for just two agents without backup or joint mission? Are these agents specialist in this kind of situations? If so, then we need to know. Another question is with the antagonist (Underwood) The guy seems to have ammunition enough for a platoon in his home. Who is this guy? What military experience does he have? Is he a soldier? Ex military? It has to be clear. Maybe a little story about how he encountered the three sisters. It will setup the foundation for a good story. The way the characters speak is fine but I think they talk too much. If they are going to throw jibes at each other or make jokes, a line is enough. Then move one. They don't have to talk when they need not talk. The conflict looks real until the part where flesh jumps out of a person and attack the person. Visualising it looks like a scene out of a cartoon to me. I get it. You need to make it horror but maybe if their skin is reaped from their body, that's okay. The skin don't have to attack the person. Pacing is good. One other question is why did Underwood take Deputy Thomas with him during the first wave of attack? Again, the reason Underwood took representative Lee hostage is not very solid. You need to find something better than representative Lee thinking he is a twelve year old girl. Is that guy a pedophile? Writing a truly satisfying screenplay is hard. A lot of things must go right. About the climax, honestly by the time I got there, I didn't care anymore. I didn't care because you didn't make me care about what happens to the two agents and Underwood. I guess I'm saying that you should show some emotions. Make me root for our hero. In all, the script has got lots of potential but reaching the full potential is a long way. You will get there. You just gotta keep writing.

9 months ago
2 reviews
105 pages