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SHORT FILM IDEAS: 110 Premium Short Film Ideas For You To Use Or Customize Right Now

by Don Whitley

“This collection is a great source of inspiration for screenwriters or storytellers with writer’s block. From comedy to drama, from fantasy to horror, there are many genres represented here. Many of the ideas the author presents could even be interestingly adapted by swapping genres from what was originally intended to one that is unexpected. If anybody develops a story or film based on one of these ideas, be sure to let us know. I would love to see some of them — particularly #’s 2, 5, 11, 13, 19, 27, 31, and 40. With the writer’s permission, I may adapt one or two of his ideas into short stories.” — Kevin Lauer

SHORT FILM IDEAS: Here are 110 Premium Short Film Ideas that you can use or customize for your purposes. A continuation of Camara’s earlier book: “SHORT FILM IDEAS: 40 Compelling and Scalable Short Film Ideas”, this books provides great ideas for filmmakers of all types. Enjoy!



Spirited Tales from the All-Time Great Ghost Writers: A Book of Revelations

by Alfred Hitchcock

Good evening…

I am a ghost writer.

In life, I was one of the best-known directors of the 20th century. I was a household name who directed more than 50 films. The joke was that I was in front of the camera as often as I was behind it: making cameo appearances, starring in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, rendering myself as much of a star as my actors.

Was I really a misogynist, or did I just hate particular women who rejected me? Was I a cuddly, petulant man-child who loved my wife even as I yearned for younger, blonder models, or was our marriage a business relationship in all but name? Was I fat because I didn’t care what people thought of me, or because I consumed calories to cheer myself up? And did I resent the lack of respect I felt Hollywood had for me? I never won a Best Director OscarĂ¢??making the Academy look like they were in a parallel universe to the rest of us.

In Psycho, my goal was to frighten people by creating a bloodcurdler using old fashioned melodramatics. The discerning film-goer enjoyed my macabre comedy and loved to search for all of the hidden meanings and subtle symbols lurking beneath the surface of a film that I considered to be the all-time greatest movie ever shot.

My favorite episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents was the 1959 half hour TV program entitled “Banquo’s Chair.” “Banquo’s Chair” is a reference to the appearance of a ghost in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. “Banquo’s Chair” tells the story of a murder suspect scared into a full confession with a witty prank invoking the ghost of the woman murdered. Sir William Brent of Scotland Yard has one unresolved murder case on his illustrious record. The murder is known as “The Blackheath Murder.” Brent arranges a dinner at the house where the murder took place–now owned by Major Coke-Finch. The purpose of the dinner is to elicit a confession from Brent’s prime suspect, John Bedford. Bedford is the sole heir and nephew to the victim, the elderly Miss Ferguson. Two years before, Brent was unable to shake Bedford’s alibi sustained by Bedford’s girl friend. In a typical “Hitchcock twist” at the end of the show, as Bedford is being escorted to jail by a constable hiding in the next room, the actress playing the dead Miss Ferguson appears before Brent and tells Brent that she has just shown up at the house. Using a close-up shot of Brent, the camera reveals that Brent suddenly realizes the elderly Miss Ferguson’s ghost that appeared at the dinner is a “real” ghost.

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