Getting to Know You
A man and a women meet by chance and quickly find out they have a lot in common. Perhaps TOO much in common…
A couple meets-cute outside a Starbucks wanna-be. Venturing inside for a chat and a brew, they quickly discover they’ve a lot in common; sharing the same taste in music, films, books – even ordering the same concoction for their Venti cups. Is it a match made in heaven – or something far more sinister?
That’s the premise of Getting to Know You. Simple, but this script packs a whole lotta character into 5 slim pages. The settings on this are minimal, which is always a plus in the indie world. (Who doesn’t have access to a coffee shop for a shoot? If you’re a director and you don’t… well, then, double dumb-ass shame on you.) What’s most striking is the degree of depth that writer Marnie Mitchell Lister manages to give her characters and dialogue. (One example: “I guess I could sit for a minute. I’ve never met an enigma before.”) By page one, you’ll crack a smile. And the pluses keep on coming. Solid writing. Two main characters. Limited location, with a satisfactory ending? What’s there not to love?
If you’re a director in search of drama with a touch of suspense, you’d better crack this one open quick. ‘Cause it’s not likely to be on the market long…
About the writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell Lister’s website is available at http://brainfluffs.com/. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in Bluecat.
Budget: Very low. Two characters, and a few settings – with the café being prominent. You’ll need one special location. But you’ll have to read the script to find that out.
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