Frank and I have begun writing a feature film recently so time has been short. Because of this, we have now decided to only participate in It’s Short Time once a month. The start of the Month. But we will still do the roll and everyone is welcome to submit their shorts.

Short: Primal Fury

Theme: Man Vs Nature

Genre: Crime

Reflection:

I started going into this project wanting to do something around 5-6 pages long and it ended up being 10 pages long. However, I didn’t outline for this story and something very interesting happened in that I saw a shift in tone with monster sequences feeling more serious and interactions with the Evil genius feeling lighter just as a Universal Monster film. Perhaps this could be my voice as a writer showing itself to me.

Inspiration:

My inspiration this week was an idea based on family and sticking together as it was something that has occurred recently in my personal life and I needed an outlet to express myself.

Theme & Genre:

I had trouble weaving “Crime” into the theme of family sticks together no matter what. Adding in clues and not revealing the Monkey until the end of act 2 was the reason the script is 10 pages instead of the initial 5-6 page I aimed to have. However, I think it worked well in the end.

Summary

I enjoyed writing this story as I winged it the whole way through but the more interesting discovery was that a mixture of tone came through without any planning. I think this could be my inner writer voice coming through. I want to experiment with this mixture of tones going forward.