Looking back on this creative habit exercise, I have found it to be extremely beneficial to me. Writing a screenplay this time around, was more of an experimental process focusing on revision, rewriting, and expansion. Now obviously I don’t have the full screenplay finished, due to this only being a three week exercise as well as this screenplay being more of a full on feature film instead of a short film.
In order to properly present what I do have, I feel as if I should at least provide some background to what this story is and will end up being. So, let me start by giving a brief summary of what the story itself is…
The story focuses on a man by the name of Charlie Smith. One night, he witnesses an event that will change his life forever. His planet destroyed, his kind erased, he finds himself swept up in a galaxy bigger than he knew existed. His main goal: destroy the man who took everything from him… the infamous Lord Kronos.
To give some insight into what these characters sound/act like in my head when writing their dialogues and actions, here’s a reference point for each of the main character’s in the screenplay so far…
- Last human being in the galaxy
- Fugitive of the I.C.A
- Known across the galaxy as “the one who got away”
- Ancient Celestial being
- Last of his kind
- Ruthless tyrant
- Focus on finding and eliminating Charlie Smith
- Mentor to Charlie Smith
- Weapon and tech designer
Attached below is the finalized version of the screenplay so far. I look forward to continuing to develop and explore this world that I’ve constructed, and the characters within it.