Nerdfighters

So, I got this idea to get Nerdfighteria together and write a movie.  Who will make the movie?  We will figure that out later.  

I can keep track of the official draft.  People can write ideas and even whole scenes for this movie.  We can discuss characters and how they should interact and change over the movie.  The finished product doesn't even need to be that great (in fact it probably won't be), but it just needs to be fun to make and write, so we have a complete film that was written, produced and directed by Nerdfighters (does John or Hank feel like making a cameo?).

 

So, anyway, before we can start writing we need an idea.  Should it be romantic?  Action packed?  Give your thoughts below. 

 

September 11, 2011  (Guide to the Unnamed Nerdfighter Collaborative Movie Project (UNCMP)

This list should hold most every idea discussed about this film in this thread so far. If you see anything missing or inaccurate on this list, let me (Vince T) know and I will do my darndest to fix it during the next update.

If an idea receives a good deal of interest, it will automatically be moved to the ‘liquids’ list. 

If you think something that has seen a fair deal of discussion deserves to be in the film, feel free to propose moving it to the ‘solids’ list. If it sees enough support, it will be moved.


Directors: These guys have last say on all things and help to keep the movie running smoothly.
(Main Director) Gillman
(Mrs. Manager) Laura
(Mr. Manager) Vince T   



Laws of the Film Universe (Established truths to this film production)
-The Script shall be written by the collective awesome of the community
-Everyone is free to contribute, and once you contribute you’re a part of the team
-The movie must be awesome 

-The script will be the only main collaboration.  We will hand over the finished script to a made-of-awesome filmmaker (we will figure out who later) to complete the movie.



DFTBA used as a naming scheme for episodes or chapters

-Giraffes (separated from other animals for their closer link to Nerdfighting)
- Peeps in some capacity
- Giant Squid of Anger
-John Green books references
-Hank Green song references
-John and Hank cameos?

FilmOrganization
-Deadlines Occur on Greenwich Mean Time unless otherwise noted


Film Organization
-Writing Scene by Scene
-Establish Overall Storyline first before going into detail
-One group shooting it

Island Details

-Castle

-Village

- Massive Library

-Vondell Swain’s map

-Whiffinity’s Lemongrass scene

-vlogbrothers video





Main Characters


-Lincolnstein: Cross of Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln (possible time traveling accident) who is nefarious. Kidnaps babies from the evil baby orphanage to start his "Dangerous Formation of the Terrible Baby Army".

-Willy Bubbles the Nerdfighting Puppy Pirate & Jerry the Tap-dancing Duck Ninja: leaders of the Pirate and Ninja factions (respectively) that are constantly at war on the island. The two share a deep animosity for one another. Will probably have a big face-off at the end.

-Jenga: Female protagonist. A clever young lady who is new to the island. Has a plot point attached to her that takes advantage of a metaphor tied into the physical/mental skill game she shares her name with. Has a penchant for witty fun dialogue. 

-Dorian: Male love interest. Time traveling nerd-hunk ala Doctor (take your pick of Doctor iterations). Just as sharp as Jenga at least when it comes to snappy dialogue.







Character List:
-Mark Taylor: committed worker for the evil baby orphanage
-Natalie Spiegelman: a passionate girl with issues of trust
-Tiny Cooper: the finder of beauty in all things
-Queen Ranavalona I (as evil baby)
-Hitler (as evil baby)
-Vlad the Impaler (as evil baby)
-Queen Bathory (as evil baby)
-Stalin (as evil baby)
-Napoleon (as evil baby)(or possibly as a good baby)
- Hal: the main character’s supervisor at their job on the island

-Katherine: Love Interest

Character Traits
Jenga
- currently works at evil baby orphanage
-used to work at a hatchery, handling peeps 
-Alternate names: Natalie, Katherine

 

Dorian
-mannerisms similar to the 10th doctor


Other
-Leder hosen wearing bridge trolls from Quebec!
-Exploding Ants
-At least one Star trek reference
-Harry Potter references
-Olivander’s wand Shop

Treatments

-Whiffinity’s  link

-Vince’s  link

-Gabriela’s  link

-Laura’s link

Dialogue Samples

Dorian & Jenga

-Emma link

-Gabriella link

Jenga

-Diary link

 

 

 

Events:

  1. We meet Jenga.
  2. She meets Dorian
  3. Peeps come alive and attack
  4. They are saved by Bubbles
  5. The peeps coming alive is a sign of Lincolstein coming for Nerdfighteria

Once the first scene is written, and as we see how the story is set up, we will decide on the next section.

 

Scene 1 (written by David Nica)

 

 

Thanks for everyone's awesome and amazing work so far!  Keep it up!

 

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Yeah.  My glass is half full.  

Okay, Gab.  No pressure, but this time around I would like to set some sort of deadline.

By no means to do you have to have it done EXACTLY at this time, but you can use it as a sort of guide-line for when you might want to pass the torch to the next writer.  

Deadline: Around the 18th of December, which is about two weeks from now.  ;)

sure-io hopefully I'll get it done this weekend

Darn it, I meant to be early but instead was a day late. Sorry about that :(\

The bit in italics at the beginning is Dave's bit.

Bold is stage directions and Italics is voicover

This was my first time at script writing. So please tell me how it was

I'm still wondering  will we be using this http://dft.ba/-2ndtreatment as a basis for some of the stuff (its about 3/4 down the page) and will we be using the stuff discussed in the video conferences, I compiled the them a few pages ago. 

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Since the treatment Gabriella proposed is significant (she refers back to it frequently), I thought it would be more easily accessible if I posted it here. So, my early Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza gift to you all, in .DOC, .RTF and .TXT is a condensed transcript. :)

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Thanks so much David :D this is greatly appreciated. 

Fantastic job, both of you!  This is going much smoother than I planned!

(Also, I always read everything you guys post.  Just because I don't comment or reply doesn't mean I anything)

:D

Alright, David.  I am promoting you to Mr. Manger.

You have helped greatly and moved the movie forward quite a bit and,as I am going away for a few weeks, I will need a stand in.  Can you do this for me, Dave?

I am truly honored. I will accept this position with great appreciation and whilst biting my tongue to refrain from making Spongebob movie quotes or inquiring about the pay, and hope I will be able to serve this project to my best.

(This is written only partly tongue-in-cheek, as I could not help it. But Gillman, I am honestly grateful)

Hey guys I just want to tell you that I'm away for the rest of January so I won't be able to be online. 

Sorry I disappeared again. I wish I could help more, but I get so busy. I've looked at what we have so far, and I like it a lot! Good job! :)

Hello, everyone!  Now that it has been repaired, this thread will be officially moved to Your Pants.  Any further posts will have to be posted there.  

If there are any questions, please PM me.  

Thank you for being awesome!

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