Short Film Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a decent short film idea?
    I just came up with this short film idea about this odd black teenager that fantasies about committing suicide. He hates every aspect of his life and he's had just about enough with everyone. No one really wants to be around him and he doesn't fit in. It works perfectly for me since suicide is a subject that we all can relate to. Do you think the protagonist should die or punk out? Any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      OK, it sounds like you have the gem of a decent conflict, but it needs to be stronger, and there needs to be some real tension, like a time limit.

      Maybe start with his voice over. "I decided that tonight, at exactly eleven o'clock, I'm going to kill myself." Now you can repeatedly show the clock, and it's a deadline. By eleven o'clock, we'll know, does he do it, or does he change his mind?

      To build the tension further, there should be things that happen, that either make him start reconsidering or push him further towards making his plans certain. And honestly, if you play THAT part up REALLY well, you could even get away with ending the film at 10:59. But there would need to be so much there that half the audience is convinced he would definitely opt for life, and the other half certain he would absolutely go through with it.

      I saw a movie on Sundance recently about a Muslim girl who accepts a suicide mission to Times Square, and it shows her inner conflict as she goes to the location. It was brilliant.

      So this could definitely be a successful film.

      You really need to demonstrate, either through flash backs or current events, why he would want to kill himself, and it NEEDS to be a very strong reason (or preferably multiple reasons). Just having enough of everyone isn't strong. The audience needs to see him as so pathetic and his life so horrible that death actually seems like a reasonable option.

      Like the girl in Boston who was constantly harrassed: On the bus, she got tormented. In the hallway, tormented and spit on or punched. In class, made fun of. Between classes, more torment. Lunchroom, food spit on. In the bathroom, ganged up on and her face forced onto the dirty floor. More torment in gym. More on the bus again. Finally home, phone calls harrassing her. Text messages. Web sites dedicated to bullying her. Kids throwing things at her window. Her mother yelling at her. Her father. Teachers sending emails home complaining that she's not paying attention in class or that SHE'S starting trouble all the time. It's so horrible that there's no way out... except death.

      If you can deliver that with your character's situation, it's not only a decent idea but very timely and appropriate.

      Of course, his situation will be unique, but make him a similar outcast and make his circumstances dire, VISIBLY dire. (It can't just be him TELLING how bad it is, we need to SEE it for ourselves.)

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Me and some guys need to make a short comedic film for a high school film fest. It should be like 5 to 10 minutes. If it could be a high-school related story it would be great. I would give you credit.

    • ANSWER:
      Just make up your own idea. I write plenty of scripts, and most of them are based on the trouble me and my friends get into. One thing I did when writing a short film script when I had a writer's block was ask my self a question like, "what would my friends and I do if a really attractive foreign exchange student from France came to our school for only two weeks and we all wanted to date him?" Or whatever works for you, good luck on the test.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the chance of a short film script being picked up?
    I think I have a good short film script idea. My work is not known YET (lol), but I want to know the rate a short film script gets picked up. Are the chances better than a normal script? Serious answers are well appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Short films are rarely picked up. If you want to make it, you'll have to direct and produce it yourself. Thats how most shorts are done anyway.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some short film ideas that at least 3 people can do?
    Me and a few friends are wanting to do a short film but we don't have any ideas for one. Could you help?

    • ANSWER:
      make a short comedy movie....

  5. QUESTION:
    what should the opening scenes of my short movie idea be?
    here this:i have an short film idea about seven women who attempt to break the world record for
    biggest bubblegum bubble! (under the supervision of three people from the guinness book of world
    records!)

    i've been trying to come up with the opening scenes myself,but i keep getting writer's block,so
    can you help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you can follow the "journey" of a bubblegum, from production until consumption, and end up on one of the women (or all of them, idk) buying the gum, and the competition begins. Well, I'm not really not good at putting my ideas into words, but hopefully you got a hint of what I mean :)

  6. QUESTION:
    How would I get someone to make a short-film from a story that I've written?
    I have written a short-story and would love to see it being made into a short-film but have no idea where to start or who to contact. I've have no directing or any type of film-making experience so probably would want to collaborate with someone to make the short-film...any ideas where to start?

    • ANSWER:
      You can contact your local college or other school that has script or screenwriting courses.

      What the writing needs to be formatted into is called a 'treatment' -- basically it's telling what's happening, not only with the actors, but also what the viewer is seeing (e.g. camera shots, music, whether it's an interior shot or exterior). It's really a fancy outline.

      Here's a site with some info. on treatments:
      http://www.stormforcepictures.com/writingascript-treatment.php

      Also, you can check out your local library which should have many books on this topic as well.

      Finally, consider having someone (a neutral person--not friend or family) read and critique your final treatment; if you can find someone like someone who is in the entertainment business or a professor of film that's the best.

      Good luck!
      PS: Be wary of blogs, and people phishing to steal ideas.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can someone creative please help us with a short film idea?
    Please don't leave ideas if you're not serious about them. No rude remarks. Anyways, my friends and I want to create a short film and we've pitched hundreds of ideas to each other, but we can't think of a perfect one. We're teenagers, 13 and we want something family friendly and funny. We want short like about an hour. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do before you create short films is to see a lot of short films which will help you all to get more imagination. Hope watching the short films will help you get the ideas and the taste to build something that is unique as well as creative.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to film a scene in a school?
    I have a short film idea, and about 70% of the scenes take place in a school setting. There are scenes that are both in hallways and in a classroom. I really don't know how I am going to film this.
    My first idea was to film the hallway scenes during the time where everyone is packing up their stuff, and everyone who actually has a role in the movie would just film around everyone. For the classroom scenes, I had a crazy idea that probably won't work, and that was to make sure that first I have a class with one of my friends who wants to be a part of the movie in the term, and second that my teacher is cool enough to let me disrupt class and film for a few days.
    I think I'll do the hallway scenes the way I've planned (unless you guys can come up with a better way). My second idea for the classroom scene, though, was to get a large enough group of people, and either after hours, on a weekend, or even in the summer time, we ask for permission to film in a classroom, and I get some adult who can act as the teacher in the scene.
    Which method is better? And is there another method out there that I can use that I haven't mentioned to make the hallway and classroom scenes possible?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Either way is good. But I think it would be best not to disrupt class. Not just because class is important, but because some students are stupid. They're going to be making faces and throwing up signs. Its better to have students who are as serious as you in the classroom. I'd say film the scene in hallways with the smallest camera possible so that you get how school hallways 'really' are and not people posing for a camera

  9. QUESTION:
    How To Come Up With Short Film Ideas?
    I'm interested in making short films 5-15 minutes in length. I'm not asking for specific ideas, but I'm wondering if anyone knows any good ways to come up with original ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Umm make it about
      1movie tralier
      2adventure
      3life of u
      4going somewere
      5interviewing
      6news station
      7prettend ur someone famous
      8extreme stuff
      9end of world
      10scary movie
      PUT IT ON UTUBE AND I WANNA C IT

  10. QUESTION:
    What are activities or things that are difficult or cause stress to you?
    I'm brainstorming for some short film ideas related to stress. Any ideas help.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Help with short film ideas needed please?
    I've already asked a similar question but need more answers so here it goes

    I really want to make a short film about the dawn of man but having a bit of trouble getting started.

    I want to make a film about cavemen and such with little dialogue (mostly grunts and such). I know that I want to have it revolve around some sort of paranormal or mystical force or object. If anyone has any story ideas or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      a midsummer night's dream would be funny. like caveman style

  12. QUESTION:
    How to make a short film for high school art class?
    I need help. I have to make a short film for my art class.It has to be under 5 minutes. I need ideas on how to make the film and what to base it on.I don't know anything about making a short film.If you have any ideas,tips,and websites. I also need to know what equipment to use. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that you should ask your teacher how to get started. S/he should be able to point you in the right direction. It's nearly impossible for anyone to help you very well with this because we don't know much about your specific situation.

      But, generally speaking, you need (at least):
      1. a video camera
      2. video tapes
      3. video editing software on a computer (e.g. iMovie or Final Cut)

      And you probably (but not necessarily) need:
      1. one or more other people to be actors in the video

      The thing is, if you really don't know anything about making a short film, you are going to need help at every stage of this process. It's easy if you know what you're doing, but not if you don't. So I really highly recommend talking to your teacher, regardless of whatever help we random internet people can give you.

      May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me with a story concept?
    The basic situation in this short film idea I've come up with is this:

    Two people are sitting at opposite ends of a long table. One of these people can only communicate through writing letters, which she pushes across the table into the hands of the other person. The other person doesn't understand why she is doing this, but plays along with her game.

    I need a reason that this person can only communicate through writing, and a solution. She doesn't necessarily have to be "fixed", but any ideas where to take this story would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe something is wrong with her voice or she lost her voice and needs help finding it or maybe her teeth are really messed up. Maybe he talks really loud and thats his problem... i think the above is more comedic and that might not be your vibe. Maybe shes looking around hoping no one hears her so she writes... maybe her husband is sitting in a booth behind them, or maybe he is wearing a wire and its all covert.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me ideas for a short film?
    Its summer time and I am wanting to make a short film. I need help with ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Film a day at a no kill animal shelter.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I begin a short film company?
    I really want to begin a small short film company. I want to get a copyright on the name and logo and basically make my short films completely legal. Any ideas? Please drop me an answer as soon as possible!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, names are not able to be protected by a copyright. It may, however, be eligible for a trademark. You should also register your business name with your state or county, depending on the entity type you choose -- take a look at the different kinds of businesses to determine which is best for you.

      Your logo may be eligible for copyright protection, but only if it includes enough original authorship (as in, if there is enough artwork present in the logo outside of any text).

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    where are the guinness book of world records headquarters are?
    here this' i've got a short film idea about seven women trying to break a record,and where the
    headquarters are will infulce where the short film will take place!

    • ANSWER:
      Guinness World Records Ltd, 3rd Floor, 184-192 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HP.

  17. QUESTION:
    Ideas for a beginner videographer wanting to make a short film?
    Hey guys, i've been doing photography for about 4 years now, so i'm pretty advanced in that but i'm just beginning with videography and would love to make a short film/movie. I just need some ideas! I would love to do something with Bjorks "Cocoon" playing in the background, but any ideas would help! Thanks so much guys, you rock!

    • ANSWER:
      just get a few buddys together and make up crap as you go then you can edit it on some shitty 6yr old laptop

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I make a short film like the twilight zone and do you have any plot ideas?
    I was watching twilight zone (the old one) and found it compellong and a excellent work of science fiction and then had a strong desire to make a short film. So can you tell me how to do this and if you have any plot ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Making a short film on the theme of 'Twilight Zone' is tricky because you would need special effects and photography.

      I have a an idea for a plot. How about a story where the character has the ability to visualise the past through a memento. Thereupon, the character uses the visualisation to solve a mystery. But this plot will need special effects.

      You can also think of improvising on a few existing 'Twilight Zone' episodes. Let's say, 'Person or Persons Unknown'. Try to tweak its ending. The original ending was a cop-out.

  19. QUESTION:
    who should i cast for my short film idea?
    i have an idea for a short film about three women trying to break the record for the
    world's biggest bubble! who should i cast for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Any woman willing to star in your stupid film. You won't get an A-list actor with your qualifications (which are obvious you have none since you are asking this on Y!A)

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas for a short film?
    I need just simple, undeveloped ideas so that i can get my creative juices flowing for a short film I want to make for a college portfolio. Any help out there?

    • ANSWER:
      college guy kidnaps teacher holds for ransom only for both to fall for each other. unoriginal I know ... kind of on a stockholm syndrome movie faze at the moment lol.

      Sorry not more help

  21. QUESTION:
    What would be a good idea for a short film?
    We have made "hunting sasquatch" short films a few times, but would like to make a different type of short film. Low quality and not much to work with, just alot of land and woods. There is only 3 of us to do the video, but we do have a tripod. What would be a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Mockumentaries are a great choice and sounds similar to what you are already doing. Woodland is a classic backdrop for a horror short film.
      Best thing about a short film is that you can imply the horror without actually showing any. Audio is the key!

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some ideas for a five minute short film?
    I'm in a video production class this summer and our goal is to create a 5 minute short film. I'm completely brain dead and need ideas! We can to any type of film (action, commercial, documentary, etc.) but we do have to show it to the whole class...so I don't really want to do a music video where I have to sing (or anything else like that). Just remember that I'm only twelve....please nothing too gory, sad, or inappropriate.

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Why not a movie about Life as a 12 year old? That would be interesting..no? You could also take different approaches to this idea. You could make it a documentary about how your life is, or you could make it funny, in showing different types of 12 year olds lives, and it doesn't have to all be true! For my class my friends and I did a short film called 'Life As A Teenage Nerd' It was quite funny actually and we got an A+! The teacher loved it! We included the aspects of battling responsibilities, making friends, staying commited, and much more! It was basically about being yourself. The nerd was friendless, and was pressured by bullies to do all these drugs, and other stuff (But for your age I'd keep it at just drugs) And we made it a bit funnier from when he said no, the bullies were gonna beat him up, but then he took out his lightsaber, and they were too weirded out to bother him. Through the movie she was trying to make friends. Even the teacher wouldn't be her friend! (We showed this with under thirty seconds with a little video montage, with music) He then finally meets another nerd, and they become best friends. But wen the other nerd wants to go to a convention but that main character doesn't have enough money, he has to work for it (We made this part funny, and so can you) In the end it faded out and we said and when you're your own person, eventually everybody will recognize it. And it no longer becomes th life of a teenage nerd but the life of a unique teenager.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas for a short film?
    I have a college project where I have to make a short film that is between 3 and 5 minutes in length, but I'm not good at coming up with the concepts. Are there any good ideas I could use for this film?

    • ANSWER:
      a good concept would be a women who falls in love with a man, only to find out that the man was never real... she was just making him up in her mind.

      she was CRAZY

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you guys have any funny ideas for a short film about police?
    Do you guys have any funny ideas like Reno 911?
    I am writing a short film which is like Reno 911. It is about stupid FBI agents.
    Do you have any funny ideas about what could be in the script?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah actually how about a short about an honest cop that is almost tooooo honest which results in hilarious situations.

      you see he is stupid honest lol

  25. QUESTION:
    Any ideas for making a short film by myself at home ?
    I'm home alone and bored. Anyone have any ideas for making a short film by myself at home ?

    • ANSWER:
      What interests you? Current events? Sports? Fantasy? Science fiction? If you’re pressed for ideas, put your own spin on a favorite movie scene. Play with the dialogue. Think about what you would have done differently if you were in the director’s chair.

  26. QUESTION:
    How should I go about making a short film?
    I want to enter a short film into a competition, I have an idea but I'm not exactly sure about how I should go about making it. What should I look into?

    • ANSWER:
      Have the story written exactly
      write/draw an idea board showing every camera angle
      include voice overs and music/sound effects
      begin shooting and enjoy

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good short film ideas?
    Hi, i have to do a short film for school. Im only in gr. 8, it has to have a moral or lesson and it can only be 3-5 minutes long.... Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Try to do something dark, like visualize the childhood of The Joker. Moral of the story, don't smite your kids. They will grow up to be homicidal maniacs.

  28. QUESTION:
    What would you like to see in a short film?
    My friends and I are going to start filming short films once I get my new video camera and we have some ideas and screenplays written. But my question is, what would you guys like to see in a short film? What would interest you? We're planning to post these on youtube so it would be nice you guys had some opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      romantic scene of course!

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good idea for a two person short film?
    Me and my grandpa are making a short film, but it's only the two of us, and usually I am a very creative person when it comes to anything scary. (we want to make a comedy/horror movie) But I have no idea what to do with only two people. We are shooting this movie in our small house, and some of it will take place in the backyard maybe. So, any ideas for a two person comedy/horror movie?

    • ANSWER:
      take an old wise tale and make it funny...like...bloody marry or the clown and the baby sitter.

      Email me and i can help you more thuroughly....i could even help you write it if you wanted(im a good parody writer:) and i love to spread the creative crap to everyone.

      Crimsondragonwarrior1@Yahoo.com
      My name is Breeanna

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you get permission to use a copyrighted song in a student-made short film?
    I have a few ideas of short films I want to make, but some of the songs are copyrighted (such as "The Funeral" by Band of Horses or "The Howling" by WIthin Temptation.)

    Can I still use the songs regardless of copyright issues because I am a student film maker or do I still need to go through the legal technicalities to gain rights to the song for my videos? If so for the second question, how do I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      You do not need any license for classroom use by students or teachers in a non-profit school.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some good short film/movie ideas?
    My friends and I like to make short films and were running out of ideas!
    Give us some ideas!
    We do have a forest, corn fields, and creeks available.

    • ANSWER:
      First you have to have a good script.

      Sit down with your friends and write down some ideas for a theme.

      Once you have decided, write a script and then a shooting script so you do not have to go back to the same scene over and over.

  32. QUESTION:
    Where can I have someone write me a script for a short film?
    I have an idea for a short film I want to create, however I'm not a good writer and am looking for a way to pay someone to write it for me within the next few days. Any websites or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Well. To actually give full credit to the writer of the film. You should post auditions, on some sort of site. And have someone write a sample script, of a topic. And see how imaginative and creative they are with writing. And then ask them to write you, another script on your topic. remember give full credit! if you wrote it you'd want credit!

  33. QUESTION:
    Ideas for a short film with one or two actors?
    I need a simple, yet interesting idea for a short film with very few actors. All help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depends how good they can act, My idea is perhaps a spy vs spy tribute. Just two guys with those hats and all the great props and joke gadgets. If u dont know what spy vs spy is look it up.

  34. QUESTION:
    What would be good subject Material for a 30 minute short film?
    Hi I am thinking of writing a 30 minute short film, and I was wondering what good subject material would be good for this project. I have an idea for a film, but I need some help fleshing it out. So if there are any film makers out there with some ideas, pass them my way.

    • ANSWER:
      here...www.movietvwatch.com
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  35. QUESTION:
    What Short film ideas do you guys have?
    I'm starting out to make a short film script. I am not yet a film student, but it would be nice to start out one.. Any ideas or tips will be much appreciated. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Depends what you wanna do.

      What's the type of short you're doing?

  36. QUESTION:
    Dream Obsession: Is there a movie already made about this?
    I'm working on a short film idea involving a character who is obsessed with sleeping because their dreams are better than their reality. Before I get too into writing an outline, I'd like to know of any movies similar to this, if there are any.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't think of any movies with that plot. Sounds like it has some potential!

  37. QUESTION:
    I need really stupid short film ideas?
    I need extremely random/stupid ideas for a short film im going to make. Example: Buying Walmart company and make everyone buy the products with dog food.

    • ANSWER:
      Normal war movie, except the guns shoot cupcakes and other pastries instead of bullets.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I present a quicktime file of a film for a short film competition?
    I wish to enter a short film competition and the conditions are that I present the film on DVD and as a quicktime file. I have the film on DVD, but am not sure about the latter. Unfortunately I'm computer illiterate and have no idea what this means. I've downloaded a program and successfully converted the DVD to a m4v file. So what next?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.sharewareguide.net/article/Guide/guide:-how-to-convert-quicktime-movies-to-dvd-and-burn-quicktime-movies-to-a-dvd.html

      follow the link it will guid you exactly

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I develop an idea for a short film?
    Help please! I am stuck, i can't think of any ideas for a short film project, and I need it ASAP.

    HELP!?
    ideas for the plot of the film. totally stumped.

    • ANSWER:
      For a short film do u mean ideas how to create that?? hmm if u want u can also make it with windows movie maker take some pictures first of all,than record something that u suppose or have in mind to do,put some music start creating spliting ,editing them,continue like this till u will be finished. hope i helped u little bit.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are good and original titles for a short film?
    Ok, so I am doing a short film for my film production class and so far I am very proud of my idea, concept and everything! Its a love story between two women who unexpectedly fall in love and are frowned upon society. What should be the title, without being cheesy.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe "Anathema" would be a good title because the definition for anathema is: something hated. Not many people know the word anathema or the definition of it so the movie title wouldn't give too much about the movie away. One of the characters could be named Ana or Anna and the other could be Thelma, to make a pun.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to make a good short film based on Macbeth?
    Hey guys, I'm in Year 9 and I hear we're going to be making a short film in a couple of weeks time and for Drama we'll be basing the film off Macbeth. I'm not sure if we're just doing a couple of scenes in-depth or the whole thing really short. It's meant to be 3-4 minutes long. Any good ideas for it?

    • ANSWER:
      focus on just one part of the story that you/your group feels confident in doing. Everyone in your class should know the story & be able to follow it somewhat. My personal suggestions would be either meeting the witches, Duncan's murder or the final battle between Macbeth and Macduff. (I did the latter for a similar project in Grade 11)

      It might also be a good idea to go onto youtube and see what other people have done with it, you aren't limited to victorian era costume/themes, I've seen modernized versions, gender reversed versions and even a 'Star Wars' version! Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good short film categories for a school club?
    I recently started a film club at my high school and we are doing these small short film competitions. We started our first competition where there were four teams that had to make a fake news show because i figured make the first one easy. I need some help coming up with other categories. I was thinking a game show, do your own version of SNL celebrity jeopardy, parody a tv show, parody a movie scene, and film your own SNL style skit. Are these good ideas and can you help me thinking of some others?

    • ANSWER:
      Your ideahs sound fun, see if any of these might work

      silent movies,
      stop motion
      comedy,
      tv sales commercial, "if you buy the waffle maker in ten minute, you get a laser hair remover free"
      a tutorial video, like a cooking show or excersize vid,could be funny or seriouse,
      PSA= public servise announcment
      reality tv show
      soap opera

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some good short film categories for a school club?
    I recently started a film club at my high school and we are doing these small short film competitions. We started our first competition where there were four teams that had to make a fake news show because i figured make the first one easy. I need some help coming up with other categories. I was thinking a game show, do your own version of SNL celebrity jeopardy, parody a tv show, parody a movie scene, and film your own SNL style skit. Are these good ideas and can you help me thinking of some others?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest something like a funeral or a breakup, but since you're in high school just turn on VH1 there's bound to be something you can use.

  44. QUESTION:
    Any good films highlighting the relationship between a little girl and her grandfather?
    i'm making a short film and looking for ideas for shots and stories and visuals. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Personal Sergeant (2004) - Drama
      Director:& Writer : Anthony V. Orkin
      Stars:Victor Argo, Celine Marget and Jerry Della Salla A very touching movie about a spunky young girl who plays soccer and her moody grandfather. When the girl's mother has to start working longer hours at a clothing store, the girl's moody grandfather must start taking care of her after school. The development of this relationship is sweet and entertaining. Also, it's something we don't see depicted very often in the movies. The acting in the movie is generally excellent. As the girl bond's to her grandfather and begins to reject her father, family tensions increase. I was particularly impressed by the actress Julie Carpenter, who portrays the girl's mother. She brought a very real quality to this character who tries to keep peace in the family,.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it illegal to walk into the mall in a bunny suit?
    For my film class in school we are assigned to do random funny short films.

    My idea was a tad bit wild. I was to have my friend walk into the mall dressed entirely in a bunny suit and start dancing in the middle of Best Buy, the food court, and etc. We were then going to ask a mall security officer if he would pretend to arrest him so I could film it and end the film with him getting arrested.

    It makes no sense and it's completely bizzare but we just wanted to know, is this legal?
    The state is New Hampshire. He would not be threatening or harassing in any way.

    • ANSWER:
      In some states it could be illegal. Get the permission of the mall office.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me an idea for a short film?
    I need to make a 4-5 minute short film but I have no idea what to make it about. I'd like it to be funny.

    • ANSWER:
      go to amusement park film peoples faces as they get off of different rides

  47. QUESTION:
    who would you cast for my short film idea?
    i have an idea for a short film about seven women who attempt to break the world record for the world's
    biggest bubblegum bubble! (under the supervision of people from the guinness book of world records!)

    i've already though of laura linney,shannen dorthery & marin hinkle ('two and a half men) for three of the
    seven women,who else should i cast in either of the four remaining women or the three judges?

    • ANSWER:
      Sara Gilbert (Darleen from Roseanne) Margaret Cho, and Lily Tomlin. And your mother.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a good camcorder to buy for a short film?
    I have to make a couple of short films for an upcoming project. I want them to look professional and am in need of a new camera. However, my budget is tight. Any ideas on a good camera to buy for that purpose. These will not be uTube and whatnot. They will be shown to an audience in a small theatre of sorts.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I did heaps of research few weeks ago as I was looking for something myself. With everything compared, I think the Creative Vado HD is the best over all for what it does, the sound, quality in dark & bright surroundings and it has a wide angle lens. Most places sell them for 0 but I got mine from OzDirect for 0 incl p+h.

      Vado comes with heaps of cool accessories you can buy from the Creative web site. And you can get a really cheap tripod from Amizon.com.

      Hope that helps :-)

  49. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any short film ideas/subject?
    I have writers block and I want to make a short film for fun. Does anyone have any ideas? It can really be about anything, but nothing that's hard for kid to accomplish like crazy stunt ideas. I just really need more of a subject.

    • ANSWER:
      Try a creepy story about a family trapped in a blizzard in the mountains in the dead of winter, and a mysterious mountain man shows up. they feed him supper but the daughter of the family, around 13, doesn't trust him but she doesn't say anything. That night the mountain man kills them all, steals their possessions, and sets off wandering again.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some totally original zombie film name ideas?
    I am sick of all the overused things like Eaten Alive or Zombies or flat titles like that. I'm doing a short film with my friends with zombies. Please tell me some creative movie title ideas I could possibly use. I don't really want them to be relevant with my story either, so just come up with anything. It's a drama/comedy.

    • ANSWER:
      Dead Dead


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