Last night, I was chatting with Matthias, the Producer/Director who hopes to make .33 Reverse Gunther his next film. He is on his way to L.A. to meet with potential investors and actors, so I’m cautiously excited about what the future holds.
Over the course of the conversation, Matthias once again mentioned how important this blog is going to be to Gunther’s production. He wants me to keep a production diary once we get a green light, and I’ve assured him that my blog friends and followers will share the posts to help spread the word about the movie being made from my screenplay.
To reassure Matthias that this blog has a great reach, I told him I would conduct a test this weekend. I had already planned to write this contest post, so I thought I’d add a sharing element to it and report back to Matthias with the results.
I’m about to start a new screenplay. I put a great deal of thought into the minute details like character and location names. I’m sure you’re aware of that from reading this blog. Think of the recurring characters. Do their names pop right into your head? I once jokingly referred to my home as The House on the Hill, and that name has stuck. I so like the name Three Toads & A Wicked Lady that I’ll think up ways to mention the popular Witch Bar in as many posts as possible.
It’s a romantic comedy, and in the scene, the sidekicks drag the male protagonist to the local bar to try to get his mind off of his recent break up. It’s no specific town, but assume it’s in Maine. It’s not a dive bar, but rather a place locals go every weekend and feel at home.
The bar might come up again later in the script, or at least get a mention in the dialogue, so I need it to be something memorable.
Share your suggestion in the comments. Feel free to add a little background about why the bar has that name, or why you think it’s perfect for my screenplay. I am impressed by creativity.
Because this is also a dry run of how wide the blog’s reach can be, bonus points will be given for sharing this post on other forms of social media. When you send your entry, make sure to tell me where you shared this post. I’ve got share buttons for Facebook, Stumble Upon, Twitter, and Reddit at the bottom of the post for your convenience.
I’m excited to read your entries. Enter as many times as you’d like. I’ll announce the winner next Saturday. If I pick a name entered by more than one person, the tiebreaker process will include how often you shared the post, any creative back story you included, and who submitted the name first.
Remember, I’ve had two of my screenplays produced (check out the trailers on my About page) and a third one hopefully about to go into production. I like your chances of the winning entry making it to the big screen.
Good luck! Thanks for entering the contest and sharing this post!