What a Great Logline Looks Like: June 2016 Edition

The June Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline:

THE WINNER

Our winner is Colin Costello with his logline for SUPERZEROES, a comedy:

“After a car crash leaves his best friend believing that he has super powers, a pudgy geek dons a cape to help his delusional ‘superfriend’ protect their small town from a very real villain.”

We love how much story Colin packs into this logline. It feels fresh, fun, and certainly comedic. We’d go see this movie!

About Colin (@colincostello10 – Instagram – Facebook)

Colin Costello is an LA-based screenwriter and content creator whose latest projects are a short fan film titled “Committed” and an LGBT digital series in post-production, “Lost n’ Found.”

THE FINALISTS

First, we have Ben Abrass with his logline for WISDOM, a horror:

“In New York’s tight-knit Russian community, an empty beauty struggling to climb the social ladder fights for life and soul when a routine tooth extraction rapidly devolves into a hellish exorcism.”

This is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” ideas. It’s high concept, contained, clear, and definitely scary. This one we wouldn’t go see, but only because it would terrify us too much.

About Ben (benabrass@gmail.com)

Ben Abrass is a writer and director working in the US and France. He is currently developing several feature projects.

Next, we have Duncan Allan with his logline for THE PARTS WE PLAY, a comedy:

“An arrogant, perpetually out-of-work actor meets his movie star hero while testing out a ‘Nice Guy’ character, but he struggles to keep up the act as his popularity and career suddenly take off.”

This idea is, again, very high concept and easy to picture as a summer movie. All you need is the right two actors in the main roles (and a great script, of course).

About Duncan (duncanallan@yahoo.co.uk)

Duncan Allan has been studying screenwriting for about a year and a half and began writing his first scripts this year. He has found that he is learning faster by focusing on short films. Duncan has received some interest from an independent director in making one of his shorts.

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The July Logline Competition is now open! Our three-month sponsorship from The Writer’s Store has ended, but we still have wonderful prizes from Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, WeScreenplay, and Talentville. Get those loglines in for detailed feedback and a chance at great prizes.

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