The Pitch

Three indie game developers try to pitch to a big game company.

Another one from the archives!

About two years ago a couple of friends and I sat down to design an indie video game. The game itself ultimately never happened but during the process I wrote a short film that might be used as a kind of anti-pitch. I wrote it just for fun and never really meant for it to be made. It was for my friends Tim and Paul who appear, along with myself, as characters.

Hope you enjoy it.

The Pitch

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Footprints on the Moon

A retired astronaut gives an inspirational speech at a high school.

What’s this? A new two pager?!

Well no. Not exactly. While I was going through some old files I found this script. I had written the first draft years ago and never got around to writing the next draft.

But I still kind of like it and thought it might be interesting to see what the first draft of a two pager looks like (it’s four pages long for starters). Also I still really like the central character.

Hope you enjoy it.

Footprints on the Moon

Genre Focus: Science Fiction

In the last year or so I have been getting a lot of emails asking for scripts of specific genres, to which I usually reply with a list of recommendations. So for the next few weeks, instead of emailing the usual cut-and-paste reply, I will group the two pagers into different genres here, starting with Science Fiction.

In the following scripts you will find spacecraft, time-travel, apocalyptic human extinction, and a giant holographic head.

Memory and the Mountain – A memory broker tries to convince an ageing mountain climber to sell his memories.

The Hack – The story of Rupert Winward, hack science fiction writer in the 1960s.

Diaspora – A world leader prepares to make the most important speech of his life.

L’Esprit De l’Escalier – A mad, old, obsessive scientist has unlocked the mystery of time travel.

I Remember a Lot of Octobers – After breakfast, Mara decides how to spend the rest of her day.

The Last Librarian – At the dawn of the war which destroyed humanity a massive library was sent into space in an effort to preserve the world’s books.

Europa – Researchers on an ice station get the call one of them has been dreading.

Chronology and the Captain – A strange encounter in a cafe between a bored waitress and a time-traveler.

If you like these then check out my personal top five, or browse all 72 scripts in the script index.

-Robert

What’s going on with Two Pages a Week?

Two Pages a Week is currently going through a redesign. Soon it will be easier to browse all the scripts and see all the short films that have been made. Once the new design is live I will post all the new films to the site, sorry it has taken me so long to get to it.

In the meantime why not browse the Script Index or read my top five scripts?

Gravediggers – Something smells rotten in the state of Denmark. Two familiar gravediggers have a chat at the end of a busy day.

Touch – A young woman has retreated from society because she freezes everything and everyone she touches.

Taste – In a mysterious patisserie, pastry chef Dulcia sells quick fixes and solutions to an array of problems.

Smell – A strange detective surveys the scene of a murder.

Last Drink at the Urbis Club – Mr. Melville and Okuma have come to the mysterious Urbis Club for a drink, but one of them has some business to attend to.