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The Short Film Club

This is a Short film about a Short Film being conceived by a group of feisty creatives. In their constant battle to find the best “Original” idea to make, they pit their wits, will, and egos against each other in the pursuit of every filmmaker's dream. Success!

  • Darren Stokes
  • Matthew Bancroft
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles
    September 30, 2019
    Best Comedy Script
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York
    August 4, 2020
    Short Script
  • Screen Power Film Festival
    August 5, 2020
    Best Short Script
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles
    September 5, 2020
    Best Short Script
  • Venice Film Awards
    October 5, 2020
    Short Script
  • Rome International Movie Awards
    November 6, 2020
    Best Original Screenplay
  • Onyko Films Awards
    September 28, 2020
    Best Screenwriter
  • Toronto Film Channel Awards
    January 27, 2021
    Best Unproduced Script
  • Venice Shorts
    Los Angeles
    January 30, 2021
    Best Script
  • Accord Cine Fest
    March 1, 2021
    Best Script Short
  • New York Independent Cinema Awards
    New York
    March 20, 2021
    Best Script
  • Screen Power Film Festival
    May 17, 2021
    Short Scripts
  • Bristol Independent Film Festival
    October 2, 2021
    Best Screenplay/Script
  • Kosice International Film Festival
    November 4, 2021
    First Time Screenwriter
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    January 20, 2022
  • International World Film Awards
    New York
    April 1, 2022
    Short Script
Writer Biography - Darren Stokes, Matthew Bancroft

Darren is an Award-Winning passionate Creative with 22 years of experience in TV promotions and video creativity. A writer, director, and editor.
Matthew is a tv, film, and theatre actor who strives to be involved with the most interesting projects he can find and commit thoroughly to those projects.
Darren and Matthew have been working together for over a decade...

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Writer Statement

The Short Film Club first came to life on paper over a decade ago whilst Darren worked at Sony Pictures TV. 3 years later Darren gave the script to Matt and he quickly squiggled red ink all over the then 4th version of the 9 page script.
For 4 years we did nothing until Darren left Sony to go freelance, he attended a Robert Mckee course and inspiration exploded as Matt and Darren went back and forth, writing and rewriting to this day, now Version 20 and 18 pages.
The whole process has gone into this script, the love of being creative and trying to better oneself. The love for an industry and its eclectic characters are represented in the script.
A true love letter to being creative, the struggle to be original and a nod to all that has inspired us along the way.