The Outpost

“The Outpost” is the second script I’ve written for the purpose of a short movie. I had the idea about it a few days ago. Right-click to download from here, I think you would enjoy the twist at the end (a’la “Lost”). Unfortunately, I won’t be shooting it (mostly because I live in a highly populated area), so I am giving it away under the liberal Creative Commons “BY” 3.0 license. Exactly because it’s so short and easy to shoot, some new filmmakers might want to take on its challenge for practicing reasons. If you do, don’t forget to story-board it btw, in order to plan each shot and get a better result. The only “difficult” shot in the whole script is the last shot, which can easily be done if you treat the sky as a green screen (which means that the heroes should not wear blue color clothes). Enjoy!


andrei wrote on August 8th, 2009 at 12:36 PM PST:


Roger Bloemers wrote on August 8th, 2009 at 3:38 PM PST:

Very well done. I saved it. Who knows I may try to film it. We have a huge sand dunes in eastern Wisconsin that could be used. And I love the ending. :o)

William Eggington wrote on August 8th, 2009 at 3:42 PM PST:

So they get paid to go to a planet and survey it for 2 years and. . . the boy didn’t know? and. . . they landed off course?

Bet the bonneville salt flats would make a cool location….

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Eugenia wrote on August 8th, 2009 at 11:00 PM PST:

>the boy didn’t know?

Of course he did know where he was at the time. It’s just that his mother signed both up without asking him first.

> and. . . they landed off course?

Yes. This was just a hint to the final reveal that this wasn’t an airplane he was talking about.

>Bet the bonneville salt flats would make a cool location….

Yes, it would.

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