Your Movie Idea
These three story questions will get at the
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 and
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 facing? Hint:
...... discovers a
but friendly alien living in his shed...
c. How does he/she/do they respond to try and
it? Hint: Not too much detail.
him get home while keeping his existence a secret. (E.T., The Extra
THEME is what people want to know when they ask that
Make it a one word answer, as corny as it may sound,
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 in
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 your
story (for now).
Now put the three
answers together as a sentence, and
have your movie logline!
(You will probably have
to work on it some more but this is a start.)