My Film in a Nutshell

15 Jun

As many of you know, most films are often textually summarized in a short synopsis for a variety of reasons, including fund-raising and marketing.  Additionally, writing a synopsis  helps the filmmaker.  It forces one to boil down the content to its basics, helping the filmmaker better understand the core and essence of his/her film.

This is easier said than done!  What do you include?  Even harder, what do you not include?  Once again, the goal is to capture the essence of the story and characters in such a way that readers will want to watch the film.

I spent countless hours last week writing a synopsis of my film, based on the script, and I’d like to share it with you.  Though this might eventually change once the film is complete, at least for now, it offers a sense of what to expect!

When her ex-boyfriend, Rob, reappears, Bethany finds herself trapped by indecision: should she give him another chance?  He broke her heart before.  Will he do it again?  Caught in the crosshairs of emotion and reason, Bethany’s heart aches and her body yearns.  Rob is talented, kind and sexy and his sincere desire to reunite  plagues Bethany with a simple, yet excruciating decision.  A decision that triggers intimate memories and a menacing imagination.  There is no easy way out.  There is no savior.  For Bethany, there is only a decision that must be made.

Set primarily in one location through the course of one day, this intimate drama roams in and out of Bethany’s mind, weaving reality with the imaginary.  Its unpredictable approach is both reflective and punchy at the same time.



6 Responses to “My Film in a Nutshell”

  1. brian p June 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    yes, better.

  2. brian p June 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    i suppose ultimately it depends the context of it (ie for potential investors or for film festivals etc) but i wonder if a bit more specificity would help you. this reads slightly generic and i can’t really determine what the movie is about. is this comic in nature? dramatic? is it like other ‘day in the life’ narratives? (cleo 5 to 7 sprang to mind). what exactly makes the visual/narrative approach innovative? note, this is not comment on the actual story or film, only on the above wording.

    • Christopher June 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

      Hi, Brian. Nice to meet you on here and thanks for visiting my site! I appreciate your constructive feedback and will take them into consideration when my synopsis is utilized in a much more crucial way, i.e., crowdfunding, DVD cover, etc.

      Hope you stick around and keep commenting!

    • Christopher June 16, 2010 at 12:46 am #

      Changes made! Thanks again…

  3. Rae June 15, 2010 at 4:30 am #

    Honestly, I believe this film has a secret hidden in it. Could this be the voice every woman has been looking 4? We’ll c won’t we….On the edge of my seat….

    • Christopher June 15, 2010 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks, Rae! I agree and really believe there are many, many people including men, that will deeply resonate with the film. I’m very excited….

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