The Birth of a Script

After a year of research, a month of reconfiguring index cards, three solid weeks of writing and endless debates back and forth…here it is. The script for our film titled:

The Young Invincibles

by Sarah Falk & Aaron Oetting

The Young Invincibles Script

Isn’t she beautiful?

We spent almost a year doing research and talking extensively about the possibilities of the story. We decided there would be three characters and that the story would take place over the course of one day. We wrote up bios for each of the three main characters including all of the research we had done and our choices for their fictional lives. Then, we wrote up index cards for each scene in each character’s story. We included any important information or dialogue we knew would be necessary that we didn’t want to forget! This left us with three stacks of index cards that represented each character’s story. Below, check out our progress as we posted each character’s storyline up on our “story wall.”

Story WallAfter we were satisfied with this step, we organized the index cards into one storyline. This was complicated as we needed to visualize the movie as a whole and figure out how and when to jump from one character’s story to the next. We had to do a few re-writes during this phase but eventually we finalized everything and prepared for the next big step, writing the script!

We holed up in our house and stuck to a rigorous writing schedule every day from 8AM-6PM. It took us three weeks but we did it. We had a first draft! We took a week off to let our brains cool down and then we read through the script again. After a couple of more re-writes, we felt confident that we had a solid script.

And now, the script is off in the world being read by the prying eyes of the public. We have already received some feedback and there are a few minor tweaks we have planned. On the whole, we feel really good about the script and are proud of how it turned out. Was it a difficult process? Yes. And a little scary, too. But we found that breaking it down into steps and keeping ourselves disciplined and organized made us move forward. And, having an awesome partner to help you along the way doesn’t hurt either.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ricardo
    Jun 24, 2010 @ 09:44:56

    this product is lovly. i like the way the communications of words flow together to make a series. lovly well done. cant wait to see the others. goodluck.

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  2. Jess
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 09:42:01

    Aaron, we haven’t been in touch in a while, but I’m so happy to see you working on such a great project! I’m eager to hear more, and if there is anything I can do to help–promote, read, whatever–let me know. Congrats and good luck!

    ~Jess

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  3. Marilyn
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 14:06:50

    I loved the product & cannot wait to see more ! Very awesome guys 🙂 !!

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  4. Jennifer
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 17:39:09

    poignant and personal, leaves the reader wanting more. can’t wait for the next update. congrats oxox

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  5. Heidi
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 08:13:28

    I love hearing about the process of a product. Look forward to future chapters and the finale!

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    • The Young Invincibles Team
      Feb 27, 2010 @ 18:39:56

      Thank you! We’re looking forward to showing you the finale, too!

      Reply

      • Ririen
        Jan 04, 2013 @ 02:49:49

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