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Posted on | August 2, 2008 | 7 Comments

I have entered the Movie Mogul Fund screenwriting contest.  This involved writing a synopsis for the movie I would write (were I to have the chance) based on the logline below.

Genre: Black comedy

“A melancholic life insurance salesman finds his attempts at committing suicide thwarted by his disgruntled customers…”

It’s a bit of an odd brief – the previous round was a logline contest and this was the winner.  Anyway, I had an idea and bashed off a synopsis.   If, by some crazy miracle, I am successful, I may get a chance to write the first draft of a script that might actually get made.  Which would be nice.

First however, there is a vote.  The top ten synopsis are put through to a jury round and to get there I need to have people vote for me.  Hopefully, existing site members will like my synopsis enough to vote for it, but I figure it can’t hurt to put things out there.

So then, you can see the first paragraph of each synopsis here – Movie Mogul Fund Entries

And, you can read a PDF containing the detailed synopses here – Movie Mogul Fund – Synopsis Details

Regular readers, who have listened to me bleat on about writing for a while, might want to have a read of these.  After that, if (and only if – I’m nothing if not honest and ethical) you think mine is any good, it’d be fantastic if you could register with the site and submit a vote for me.  Registering is super-easy and I’m pretty sure that they won’t sell your email to those blokes that peddle manhood-enhancement products.  No pressure people, no pressure.

Anyway, I realise that this shameless self-promotion is relatively useless if I remain a shadowy, anonymous, blogger.  Therefore, it’s time to come clean.  My entry is the seventh one down – Gerry Hayes.  Yep, that’s me – quite the anti-climax, eh?  The mask is down.  My enigmatic, air of dark mystery has vanished.  Still, I’d have had to break the news when it came time for my BAFTA acceptance anyway – might as well get it over with.

Speaking of BAFTA, I’ll obviously mention you in my speech.  You know, assuming I remember.

Only if you think it’s any good, remember.  Really.  While I seriously doubt that the readership of my blog could skew any vote to a substantial degree, I want to be as scrupulous as possible.


Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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