“Pandora’s Box” (Spring 2008)
Written for a one-minute project based on “Pandora’s Box,” I ended up with two entirely different scripts, in entirely different genres:
Caught Dead-Handed: This one was, ultimately, the one I decided to actually make. It’s a horror/comedy thing. I don’t know. Check it out–it’s only a few pages, and has an undead hand, and a bunch of fake blood. To see the final, filmed product, you can find it on my video page.
Pandora’s “Box”: Determined to make some kind of play on words, my initial intention was to produce a faux-early silent film era type thing, focusing on our leading hero and her plight to keep her virtue. To be honest, it was in large part inspired by a Betty Boop cartoon that espouses the notion that being a flapper-girl in a circus is the first step on the road to a life of debasement. (Boop-Oop-A-Doop, 1932.)
“Strange Times” (Spring 2009)
This one–an assignment–began as a one-minute character study. After the first minute was written and filmed, another two minutes had to be added on somewhere, while preserving the original minute. Point in fact, I re-shot the whole thing because the first version looked pretty terrible and had to be written, filmed, and edited over the course of a weekend. However, I went through three different versions of the screenplay, and have decided to post all of them to show how they changed.
Strange Times (First Draft): The script that led to the first minute, which turned out entirely different when I went to film it. You can see the first minute on my video page as well, below the final version.