mike harper

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I'm just a simple man. I work, I raise six sons, and I love my island wife hard. I go day by day fighting off the specter of battles, both from my youth in Chicago to the battlefields in the Middle East. I abide by strong Catholic Christian core beliefs to love and accept even the folks that I'd want to throw piranas in their face and let their bodies lie in a pool filled with killer vampire gummy bears. I am nowhere near an aspiring writer, nor want to enter the film industry. I would like to one day see something on the big screen and say the same thing I did in countless places around the world...I made that. =) I have a hidden hobby of screenplay writing or jotting down creative ideas that may one day be passed along or found in a glass bottle floating in the sea. If money can come my way from a poor script, I would be satisfied. As much as one can swing in a hammock by the side of the beach on a warm day, with a cold glass of iced tea in hand. Thus, I am a simple man. Honor, noble, and a side of wickedness that comes out from time to time to keep life interesting and not boring.

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mike harper completed a review for
1 month ago
Followers television
Genre: Drama,Comedy
Review Rating:

Overall, if you do one more proofread, listen to it through readthrough.com (for hearing scripts in character voices - it's free!), then I'd recommend submitting to Blacklist or similar. I know the ending is controversial, but the whole film is a snippet into a woman's life. I may not personally agree with her adult action to a teenager online, but actions and decisions make sense to her. Touching on how she deals with [spoiler alert] the Eagle, and her vomiting, was great. It was a real life. I hope you win many awards, and this gets made into a movie. PROS: *An intriguing set-up starts the story. Relatable. *Genre: Slice of Life *Format: correct *Felt it takes place in my city and is happening to a person right now in August 2022. *Not too many characters introduced, which allows us to learn about Harper and Harlan's personalities and dynamic. *Intrigued by the laptop and phone websites and videos. * Good dialogue. *Good descriptions. CONS: *A lot of 'is' and 'are' in action blocks. *Harlon has a bit of On-The-Nose dialogue. Suggestions: Comment #1: All sounds should be capitalized. Also, capitalize VERY IMPORTANT words that if the reader didn’t catch, will miss something important in making sense of what’s happening. Comment #2: Capitalize first time character is introduced. First time a main character is introduced, it should show gender, age, significant traits. Why: So the reader can get a more accurate visual image of who this person is. Comment #3: ‘is’ and ‘are’ is Passive Voice – Sentences should be replaced with Active Voice (verbs) and preferably in Present Tense

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1 month ago
Followers television
Genre: Drama,Comedy
Logline: Faced with overwhelming hardship, a young woman escapes her personal life and enters the world of online modeling.
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3 months ago
Dipped and Died feature
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Logline: Six friends escaped a dark world after a decade, leaving one behind. Three years later, they must return to stop her from coming home.
mike harper just claimed a review for a script.
5 months ago
Angels Can Die television
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Mystery/Suspense,Horror
Logline: A young priest, bound with the devil, journeys toward self-discovery and ultimately finds God.
mike harper uploaded a script.
5 months ago
Dipped and Died feature
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Logline: Six friends escape a dark fantasy world after being missing for a decade, leaving another behind. Three years later, they need to return to stop their friend from coming home.
mike harper uploaded a script.
11 months ago
Uprising feature
Genre: Horror
Logline: A double dating couple enters a world succumbing to the dark eldritch god, Kassogtha. As the cosmic horror arrives, Noah, Norah, Skye, and Mikel must battle for their lives as the world approaches its end.
mike harper completed a review for
1 year ago
Lavender feature
Genre: Action/Adventure,Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Drama
Review Rating:

The formatting and pacing is well done. There are a couple of details that can be easily fixed. For example, "spanish" is with a capital S. Watch for passive wording. "is wailing" needs to be "wails", "He starts crying" needs to be "He cries.", "is screaming," to "screams". There are minor spelling errors that can be easily taken care of, "Actiavting". Overall, I liked the story and pacing. It really drew me into your film. the mystery of the blue pills, the hierarchy of women. I was curious about why their fleet is so spread out if there is a legion of men left in the world- then who are they in conflicts with? Other women ruled nations? WHen Avery nabbed Lavender it was a great twist as you did a good job on misdirection. I viewed Avery as working for theQueen, until that point of the film. Krista's death was shocking and gut-punched. Well done! The dialogue pacing meandered a bit when Lavendar witnesses Krista's death and the group speaks about what's next. The flashback of the sexual assault of the Teen girl by a man came out of the left field. Is this the queen when she was younger? Who had the flashback, Constance? If so, link the action of her staring unfocused out the window and the memory flash. It will give context to the queen's tears. Four women to take down the regime without support is a tough feat, but the action sequences were nice and tight. I had a thought similar to "Equilibrium" (2002) movie. I love the fact that a great portion of your script passes the Bechdel-Wallace Test. Empowering and providing the wonderful female representation. The romantic scene with Lavender and Krista on the roof and led to the following morning was tasteful and gave me (a male) no inappropriate erotic thoughts other than two human beings loving one another in a relationship. I was curious to want to know how did they meet? What's the back story of a Duchess and a barkeep? When Lance mentions Constance's infertility it took me out of the movie for a moment. Why is it when men speak of women and whether they are a mother to a child it comes down to her womb? Maybe you can redirect that part by saying he knows for a fact she's not the birth mother and go with that string of thought. Lavender's repititive "normal, happy life" is either her quirk or overdone. The build-up to the final act was good. Mindful that the queen is a badass needs more context. How does a biochem genius such as Constance become a formidable warrior? The sacrifice at the end was good.

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1 year ago
Lavender feature
Genre: Action/Adventure,Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Drama
Logline: A young woman, living in a totalitarian, all-female empire, decides to reject continuing her mother's ruling legacy and joins an underground rebellion aimed at taking down the regime once and for all.
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1 year ago
To Be Determined feature
Genre: Drama,Horror
Logline: A veteran and a woman that loves him reunite when the world around them descends into inexplicable chaos. Their goal, stay together and stay alive.

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Rise
Draft #1
Genre: Horror
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On an Pan-Pacific flight, a supernatural creature plague passengers. They soon discover that this was a prelude to something much worse to come.

Earth's Doorstep
Draft #2
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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A husband and wife fight to reunite after their starship crashes. That maybe the least of humanity's trouble.

Varkazana Ascension
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Genre: Horror
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They were once sentinels to protect humanity. That era is over. The werewolf apocalypse has begun.

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Aberrant
Draft #7
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Romance,Drama
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In a world much like ours, a woman is pulled into events that will forever change her life on her 25th birthday.

Journey
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Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Henry and Hope are thrust into a journey of wonders and dangers as they shrink through the quantum multi-universe wondering if they will make it back home.

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Mia doesn't know it, but she's the last of the 36 righteous women that hold back God's wrath on humankind.

The First Mage
Draft #5
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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In a world where man and magic are new, Enosh must battle evil to save his people.

Mage's Price
Draft #3
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy,Action/Adventure
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Real magic breaks the laws of the world. Jesse is soon to find out the mage's price.

Mage's Journey
Draft #3
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Enosh, the First Mage, must journey across ancient Africa to find the cure to save his wife.

Unring The Bell
Draft #3
Genre: Horror,Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Born in the worst ways to judge us all by the sound of the bell we rung.

To Be Determined
Draft #2
Genre: Drama,Horror
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A veteran and a woman that loves him reunite when the world around them descends into inexplicable chaos. Their goal, stay together and stay alive.

Uprising
Draft #2
Genre: Horror
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A double dating couple enters a world succumbing to the dark eldritch god, Kassogtha. As the cosmic horror arrives, Noah, Norah, Skye, and Mikel must battle for their lives as the world approaches its end.

Dipped and Died
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Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Six friends escaped a dark world after a decade, leaving one behind. Three years later, they must return to stop her from coming home.

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Thriller
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