Bus. Subway. Cab. Boat. Plane. Screenplay

October 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

Bus. Subway. Cab. Boat. Plane. Screenplay

As I was packing for a recent trip home, I decided it would be a good challenge to create a story on route to the airport and then write the screenplay on the plane.

It’s an interesting challenge as I wanted to make up something new and have a fully developed short screenplay by the time I landed.

Then I had another idea…

I thought it would be a unique idea to document it with my iPhone as my journey would include virtually every major form of transportation.

  • It began with a bus ride to the subway station.
  • I then had to transfer to a different subway.
  • Once I left the transit system, I got a little lost. (I’ve never flown from Toronto Island before.)  So I took a cab to the airport.
  • Then I got on a boat and made the short 5 minute trip across a canal.
  • From there I checked in and boarded my plane home.
  • Thanks to my iPhone, I’ve got video of the entire journey.

How did it go?

I’m happy to report I did in fact come up with a story called Cross Town.  By the time the plane was taking off, I had my iPhone in hand using the Scripts Pro app.

I’ll have more on the screenplay, the documentary and the journey in a bit!

Video included

Stay tuned…

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