Scripted

Genre: Comedy
Age rating: 17 and older
Ben and Lily love romantic comedies, but they are often disappointed by the contrived films that make it to the big screen. So they decide to write a romantic comedy script of their own, testing out movie cliches and falling in love in the process.
Synopsis: Ben and Lily love romantic comedies, but they are often disappointed by the contrived films that make it to the big screen. So many rom coms are built around the premise of a lie, and you rarely understand why the characters fall for each other.

Ben and Lily aim to change that.

After the two meet in the lobby of a movie theater after seeing yet another terrible romantic comedy, they forge an unlikely union: A pair of non-writers sit down to write the greatest romantic comedy ever written. They don't have any material, so they decide to live the script themselves. To figure out the first date in the script, they go on a date. Same with the first kiss, and so on. They soon develop feelings for one another, but they're not sure what to do with them.

They also have such respect for the genre that they realize that they have to test out many common romantic comedy cliches and iconic scenes, starting with the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp.

And that's just how it all starts (like a good movie trailer, I'm not giving away anything that happens after the first third of the movie). If you love rom coms that feel real and make you laugh, you'll love Scripted.

Latest Work

  • Script 2 - Kim's 1st Draft
    12/31/10
    Creative Notes:
    Added more funny scenes to the already great story. Characters start to realize that real life tends to be funnier than the movies. Also added more of a conflict between the main characters for a great make-up scene in the end. Deleted some unneeded directions as well.

All Work

  • Script 1 - Jamey's Original Draft
    11/17/10
    Creative Notes:
    This is the first version of this script I've posted to Amazon Studios, but it's the fourth draft overall of the script itself.