I am currently completing a screenwriting course with FutureLearn and the University of East Anglia. They asked us to post our coursework for one exercise on our personal blogs. You will be pleased to know that Hollywood hasn’t changed me.
The exercise requires us to post an outline to a character, as I have chosen to create a new screenplay, I shall merely let you guess precisely what the story is about.
By all means share your thoughts in the comments below.
List the characters main actions. Start from the end of the film and work backwards.
GETS HIS GUN
TRIES TO SHIT
STOPS HIS TRUCK
HAS AN ARGUMENT
HAS A SHIT
List the characters wants and needs.
He both wants and needs a shit
He needs medical help
He needs anger management classes
Describe the characters self opinion.
He thinks God hates him
He is just trying to survive
He is short-tempered
Describe how others see him
He is uneducated
He is tired
He is a miserable prick
He is arrogant
List any important physical characteristics
He is rarely shaven
He has panda eyes
He is underweight
He waddles quickly, like someone in need of a shit.