Plot Bot – new online screenwriting tool

Write screenplays in your browser with PLOT BOT.

Plotbot is web-based screenwriting software. You can write your script with as many or as few people as you want—there’s nothing to install, it’s free, and it’s easy to use!

“With Plotbot, you can create private screenplays to work alone or with invited friends, or you can create public screenplays to find new friends. All changes are tracked to each writer, and you can revert to prior versions at any time.

We handle all of the formatting—you just click the text to edit and write, easy as pie. All you have to think of are great ideas!”

Sounds great! Visit the website to find out more:

The Vanguard – watch it with 80s eyes

The Vanguard – written and directed by Matthew Hope (IMDB).

I had heard some negative things about this low budget British genre film, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised even though I can see why not everyone enjoyed the film. Yes the 3rd act disappears up it’s own nether regions and delivers the most pointless and badly played out finale – compared to the interesting set-up – but I for one will happily watch this film again and here’s why: (more…)

A much needed boost: Festival feedback

Last July I entered the Shriekfest 2008 short script competition with 3 scripts. One of them made it to the Semi-finals – a WWI film called “GAS”. Unfortunately none of them won.

As usual, when your work is judged by faceless entities and by mysterious criteria, you have no clue as to how to take such a let down. You doubt your good judgement and your talents, questioning if you have any of either, just like when you receive any rejection letter. Well despite the fires that are currently ravaging Hell-A at the moment, Denise the festival organiser managed to survive 2 evacuations (not the bowel movements, the actual removal of persons from a problem area) and provide me with feedback.