| 1. Your Movie Idea
These three story questions will get at
your movie. Sentence length is limited - if
you find you can't
more letters, use fewer or shorter words.
Think very carefully about each question
your answer is to the point.
a. Your main character (use adjectives,
state) who wants x (a basic desire)
suburban boy who wants to be noticed...
b. What CRISIS is he/she/are they
but friendly alien living in his shed...
c. How does he/she/do they respond to
it? Hint: Not too much detail.
(Note: If you already have a
logline you like, consider whether it includes the
information above. It doesn't matter what order it
is in. If it doesn't, you should weigh the reasons
and come to your own decision about their relative
importance compared with the information you did
2. Your Theme
THEME is what people want to know when they ask
Make it a one word answer, as corny as it may
Betrayal, or Prejudice. Philadelphia, for
example is a movie
Wars is a movie about heroism.
If you're not sure just close your eyes and slug
thing that comes to mind. Change it later if you
think of something
better. Your movie must be about something!!
Based on your theme, choose a title for
story (for now).
Now put the three
answers together as a sentence, and
have your movie logline!
Option A: Click the button below.
This gives you an easy to cut-and-paste form
containing what you typed in above.
However, it also sends a copy to me so I can
track how the site is being used.
I delete all messages sent this way - I'm not in
this to steal loglines.
But if you're not comfortable with this, use
Option B: Cut and paste what you've
entered above into a word processor, but
don't click the button.
Note: IMLC doesn't process your
logline, it only guides you to focus on the
kernel of your story. For articles about
loglines, check out the Free Resources page.