Eight original scripts were submitted by August 27 in the Video Club’s third Short Dramatic Film Script Contest, according to Dr. Tom Nash, club Vice President, who coordinated script selection. Submission was open to Village residents and members or past members of registered Village clubs.
One script will be chosen to be produced by the Video Club later this year by Video One Productions.
A committee consisting of Tom and club members John Kelly (who directed the club’s first two short dramatic film productions, “Write It Down” and “What? You, Too?”), Gila Zalon (author of “Write It Down”), and Lucy Parker (author of “What? You, Too?”) will make the selection by September 10. To encourage local writers, Lucy and Gila taught a three-session Video Club Zoom class in “Scriptwriting for Short Dramatic Videos” last April with 12 student enrolled.
As an aid to evaluation, committee members will rate each script from 0 to 10 on each of the following criteria:
Story Quality – Does it maintain interest, hold together, and have a good ending?
Suitability for Our Population – Does it involve characters and situations of interest to older people?
Ease of Production – With no budget and limited time, can we find suitable cast and locations?