I wrote an eight page short script yesterday.
A funny story based on some old folklore I read in a children’s book long ago with stories from around the world.
It’s called “The Death of Old Tommy” and is about a man tricking Death to give him on the whole three hundred more years of life.
Although some visuals may be problematic to solve – like a tree in three stages: plant, grown and stub – I think it could be filmed with a limited budget. Since it is a fairytale it could even be filmed with obviously flat, painted trees in a studio. Or animated.
Think about the classic image of Death: a cloaked figure in black with a scythe. Now see that fellow look around to see if he is alone, drop the scythe, hoist up his cloak and climb a cherry tree.
I reread the script later that day and apart from a few grammatical errors I was honestly pretty amazed by its quality and also about my ability to be funny.
If you are interested in the script, let me know.
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