What a Great Logline Looks Like: January 2018 Edition

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

THE WINNER

Our winner is Ralph Walker with his logline for SOUTHBOUND, a heist dramedy:

“After the untimely death of their father, a soon-to-be-married daughter and her homebody brother attempt to save their sick mother’s taffy shop by robbing millions in coins from Garden State Parkway tollbooths.”

There is so much to love about this idea. Heist movies have been done again and again, but this idea brings in fresh characters, fresh problems, and a fresh setting. We’d see this movie!

About Ralph (ralphwalkerauthor.com@RW_Igloo)

Ralph Walker is an architect and writer from New Jersey. His work has been included in several publications including Uncommon Lands and Into The Ruins, as well as others.

THE FINALISTS

First, we have Alex Lange & Scott Davidson with their logline for PAPARAZZO, a half-hour pilot:

“In an attempt to jump-start his career, a humiliated journalist reluctantly becomes a paparazzo and joins forces with a washed up actress eager to eclipse her arch-rival and take Hollywood down along the way.”

This idea has a fresh premise and fun characters. It’s easy to imagine all sorts of laughs, and it’s always fun to tease Hollywood!

About Alex (AELange@gmail.com – @AELange13) & Scott (Scottmichaeldavidson@gmail.com – @SDExperience)

Scott Davidson and Alex Lange are lifelong friends and writing partners from New York. Scott currently works as a director at Nickelodeon, and Alex is an attorney working at a public relations firm. Their pilot, PAPARAZZO, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Screencraft Pilot Launch contest, and they are looking forward to one day taking this story to Hollywood.

Next, we have Christopher Kühne with his logline for GARLIC BREATH, a drama:

“An ostracized vampire hunter with garlic breath must find a way to cure his long-standing condition so that he can kiss the lady vamp of his dreams without killing her — against the direct orders of his sect.”

There’s something lovable about this absurd, simple premise. We love that this idea takes itself very seriously, but surely it will pack in plenty of chuckles.

About Christopher (christopher.kuhne.writer@gmail.com)

Christopher Kühne is a writer, translator, and fitness trainer originally from Mexico City. Shortly after studying Communications back home, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in film and screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. He’s currently studying film and TV Development at UCLA, and he writes short stories and screenplays when he’s not at the gym or performing magic in the streets.

The February Logline Competition is now open! We have wonderful prizes from Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, WeScreenplay, The Hollywood Pitching Bible, and Talentville. Get your loglines in for detailed feedback and a chance at great prizes.

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