Category Archives: Short Films

Below is a collection of short films I have written. Unless noted otherwise all scripts are free to download and use. I don’t ask for any fees or royalties for their use, however attribution is appreciated. If you use one my scripts in a production be sure to let me know so I can keep track of where my work is produced and by whom. You can email me at: greg@nowordfor.com.

Waving my WAND!


So excited to be able to share WAND, my first short film (well, the first one I did more than just write …).

My friends and I shot, edited, and scored WAND in ten days for the annual Lights! Canberra! Action! film making festival earlier this month. We didn’t make the final, but had a blast putting it together.

Big thanks to the stars Helen Way, Arne Sjostedt, Rachel Hogan and Peter Fock for bringing my vision to life. Incidentally, this was Helen’s first time acting in a film, and she absolutely nailed it!

Special thanks to Philip Meddows for his awesome work behind the camera. Although he is credited as cinematographer and co-editor, he was also very much my co-director. Without his experience, technical skills, and advice, there’s no way I could have put this thing together.

Big shout out also to Simon and everybody at Beyond Q for letting us shoot in their store. It was a great location, and we’re so grateful they let us play in their space.

Overall this was a huge learning experience for me. It takes a village to make a film, even one as simple as WAND. As someone who usually writes in isolation, it was a treat to be able to collaborate and learn from such an enthusiastic, friendly, and creative crew. Can’t wait to get cracking on the next one!

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Sound Blanket

Stock imageSynopsis
Sound Blanket tells the story of Sam, a neglected ten year old grub who will do anything to keep the music in his life alive.

Tagline
In a world full of noise, you have to make your own soundtrack.

Cast
4 male, 2 female, plus extras

Production History
“Sound Blanket” is yet to be produced.

Download the Script
Sound Blanket (pdf 32kb)

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Un/Divided Attention

Stock imageSynopsis
Deb is desperately trying to make a good impression with her latest blind date, but her over-bearing house mate, Sebastian, just won’t stop intruding.

Tagline
On a blind date, you never know who you’re gonna get.

Cast
2 male, 1 female, plus extras

Production History
“Un/Divided Attention” is currently in pre-production with Ashfall Entertainment and JMP Productions.

You can follow the film’s progress on the official facebook page.

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Burying the Past

Image from Burying the Past short filmSynopsis
Ben has worked hard to get his life together. He’s got a good job and is getting married in a few weeks. But when his wild ex-girlfriend, Gwen, calls to ask for help with car trouble, he’s quick to drop everything to run to her aid. The only problem: Gwen’s idea of car trouble is a dead body in the boot.

Tagline
Some things are best left dead and buried.

Cast
1 male, 1 female

Production History
In 2014 “Burying the Past” was shot in Beirut, Lebanon. It was produced by Nadim El Ghaoui and directed by Antony Kai, and featured Jonathan Saccal as Ben and Christina Obeid as Gwen (both pictured).

You can watch “Burying the Past” below.

Download the Script
Burying the Past (pdf 38kb)

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