“BLACK FRIDAY MAN”
The Super Hero Bureau of Affairs is in search of new blood. Will Black Friday Man fit the bill?
Attention shoppers! In a world where super hero franchises are booted and re-booted again, do you yearn for originality? Sure, modern super heros can sling webs and defeat entire armies of aliens… but can they alert you to what really counts: discounts at your local Wal-Mart? If that’s your kind of costumed crusader, then consider your prayers answered today. Because we know someone who fits the spandex covered bill.
Jason K. Allen’s comedy short opens innocently enough – at the office of the Superhero Acceptance Division. Due to the amount of recent retirees, they’re conducting interviews for the next batch of super beings to save the day. At first, pickings are scarce – until Black Friday Man arrives on the scene. A hulk of a man in the tights and a Lone Ranger mask, BFM is a strange sight. Can he fly? Nope. Can he shoot lasers from his eyes? Not that either. But he can offer swift beat-downs and ass whuppings to unruly shoppers on the busiest shopping day ever.
Otherwise known as: Black Friday.
A superhero that’s useful once a year? So what – you may ask – does he do with the rest of his time? Well, as BFM puts it… “work out.”
Perplexed with their candidate, the Boss and his assistant called in hulking monster “Brutus”, to test out BFM’s fighting skills.
Will Black Friday Man live up to the hype? Or end up a dud, yesterday’s news?
With a cast of three and a budget below the knees, this engaging comedy would be a breeze (and fun) to shoot.
But – be forewarned. You will need a couple pairs of socks. Why? We’re talking about a man in tights here, folks. Crack this script open, and you’ll see.
Budget: Almost zero.
About the reviewer: A writer since the age of 12, the first book that Steve Clark ever read was Amityville Horror. The second was Cujo. He’s been writing ever since, and is currently hard at work on two features. He’s reachable at SAClark69 “AT” verizon.net (or on Long Island, if you’re in the area!!)
About the writer: Jason K. Allen is a writer and filmmaker from Nashville, Tennessee. His produced short scripts include AMERICAN SOCK, which won Best Screenplay at the 2014 San Diego Film Awards, and AUTUMN LOVERS, winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Artlightenment Festival in Nashville. He also wrote the feature film LUCKY FRITZ starring Julia Dietze (IRON SKY) and Corey Feldman. Jason is also a wilderness guide, nature photographer, and published author. See IMDB for his complete credits: www.imdb.com/name/nm3021924
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