Screenplay

Minds Eye

What if national security required you to read someone else’s mind, even if it meant losing your own?

A DOUBLE-SIDED SCI-FI SCREENPLAY

Challenge

True story—for decades the CIA ran a project called Stargate, a classified program to recruit and train spies with extrasensory perception. What would that look like? What would it sound like? Would I be able to see the world through your eyes?

Solution

I answered my questions with another question: what if national security required you to read someone else’s mind, even if it meant losing your own? Wow. That’s the kind of premise I like, where the internal and external conflicts are inextricably intertwined. 

Process

Research

Brainstorming

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Beatsheet

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Outlining

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Screenwriting

Review

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Rewriting & Polish

SAMPLE SCENE

Mind’s Eye is a spec film script intended for the movie theaters.  The opening scene serves to introduce both our villain and our hero, and give a hint of their mysterious abilities.

“Could you help me with this? It starts with 059 and ends with… you.”

“Could you help me with this? It starts with 059 and ends with… you.”

“Help! Somebody HELP!”

“Help! Somebody HELP!”

“He’ll see before you’re in the same room as him. He’ll know what you’re gonna do before you do it”

“He’ll see before you’re in the same room as him. He’ll know what you’re gonna do before you do it”

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