The December Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline:
Our winner is Christoph Furian with his logline for ORIGIN EARTH, a sci-fi adventure:
“When an intergalactic distress call averts a world war, a gifted maverick must lead a global rescue mission, only to return in triumph to a war-torn planet.”
It takes a minute to unpack just how much story Christoph was able to get into this very tight logline. Plus, the title makes you wonder whether the maverick is from Earth, or if that’s the planet he’s rescuing. (Dun dun dun!)
About Christoph (email@example.com)
Christoph Furian is 28.5 terrestrial years old, and he happened to grow up in Austria. He’s writing screenplays primarily in the sci-fi genre, which is somewhat unusual in a country mainly known for its skiing, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and classical music. Christoph is striving to get a foot in the door as a screenwriter, which would be one small step for a man but one giant spectacle for mankind.
First up, we have Lawrson Pinson with his logline for NO MORE HEROES, a comedy:
“In a desperate attempt to win the love of an alluring female supervillain, a lowly henchman sneaks into the annual Cape Convention to vaporize her egotistical superhero ex-boyfriend.”
We love this logline because it’s just so much fun! The story and characters have instant appeal, and the idea has ample opportunities for great comedy.
About Lawrson (@lawrsonpinson – Instagram – YouTube – Facebook)
Lawrson Pinson is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter with a passion for telling stories and creating new worlds for people to immerse themselves in. His goals include creating films for the big screen and furthering his knowledge of the vibrant and creative film industry.
Next, we have David Santo with his logline for TEEN ZOMBIE SHOW, a comedy pilot:
“A small town girl with a razor sharp mind rescues the man of her dreams from certain death, but their ensuing romance gets tricky when Prince Charming turns out to be a zombie.”
This logline is filled with goofy fun. And we love the juxtaposition of a brainy girl and her almost certainly pretty-but-dumb brain-eating boyfriend.
About Dave (ScreenwriterDave.com – Teen Zombie Show Website – @TeenZombieShow)
David Santo is an award-winning screenwriter. He has sold five screenplays and published three books. His book on how to write screenplays went to #1 on Amazon Kindle in the performing arts category.
The January Logline Competition is now open! Get those loglines in for detailed feedback and a chance at great prizes.