What a Great Logline Looks Like: August 2016 Edition

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

THE WINNER

Our winner is Nicola Ralph with her logline for HOUSE OF PAIN, a horror:

“When four thrill-seekers crash an invite-only haunted house, they discover that the blood is real as tortured guests put on display have their organs harvested for the black market.”

This logline presents an instantly terrifying scenario and sets a great, creepy tone. We can definitely imagine this as a big Halloween release.

About Nicola (@NicolaRalph1 – ralph.nicola@yahoo.co.uk)

Nicola Ralph is a UK screenwriter of horror and sci-fi. Most recently, she was a 2015 Quarter Finalist in the Screen Craft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest and a Finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest.

THE FINALISTS

First, we have Jessica Coleman with her logline for BABY TAYLOR, a dramedy:

“When their friend dies in a car accident, three female lawyers adopt her orphaned baby and immediately struggle to balance motherhood, career, and dating in New Orleans.”

This has that familiar-but-different dynamic that producers are always looking for. The opportunities for comedy and heartfelt moments are abundant.

About Jessica (Jessica.s.coleman@gmail.com – @Jess_thewriter)

Jessica Coleman, raised in Flora, Mississippi, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in film. She has been actively working with projects in New Orleans such as The Passion (Tyler Perry) and Essence Festival. She has been writing professionally since 2009 and currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Next, we have Johnathan Rousell with his logline for FAT, SICK, AND CLEARLY DEAD, a mockumentary:

“After a zombie bite gives a morbidly obese man his greatest desire — to be skinny — he tries to prove his naysayers wrong by showing the world the health benefits of being undead.”

This has that familiar-but-different dynamic that producers are always looking for. The opportunities for comedy and heartfelt moments are abundant.

About Johnathan (Jvtr2985@gmail.com)

Johnathan Rousell is an up-and-coming screenwriter who is trying to make his mark on the film industry. He loves writing in the comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller, and action genres, since they tend to allow him the most room to stretch his wild imagination. He is a husband and father of three, and when he’s not playing with his kids or doting on his beautiful wife, he is serving his country as an active duty member of the United States military.

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We’re taking a two-month break so that Angela can have a baby! We’ll be back in November with the same great prizes from Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, WeScreenplay, and Talentville.

In the meantime if you need quick, direct feedback, try our Logline Services.

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