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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Top Three Sailor/Pirate Loglines


Okay Wavers, it's the moment you've been waiting for. I received TONS of loglines. Everything from the ridiculous to the sublime and back again. I received loglines that really, really don't work but that made me laugh very hard. I received loglines that were quite sober and dramatic but not particularly unique. So I came up with these three top nominees based on inventiveness, entertainment factor and well - I just liked these three the best. They stood out from the crowd. There were about three others besides these that I had to carefully consider but at the end of the day, this is what I chose:

Yellow Fever by Audrey McKenzie

When a notorious pirate seeks revenge on the Port of Savannah for the outbreak of yellow fever that decimated his crew, a sailor recuperating from the disease struggles to mount a defense and protect a young woman the frightened townspeople blame for the epidemic.

The Sailor by Michael Perri

After an extraterrestrial war forces a impotent human race to seek refuge in space, a rag tag ship and its crew attempts to evade a Pirate overlord bent on recapturing a stow away simply known as the “Sailor” with the ability to regenerate the human race.

The Entertainer by Elizabeth Ditty

When a Somali pirate with a secret fantasy of becoming an entertainer is sent onto a cruise ship disguised as a sailor, hijinks ensue on the high seas as he attempts to serve two masters: his duty and his dream.


Cast your votes by end of day, Monday February 9th.


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11 comments:

R.A. Porter said...

All three are great finalists as usual, Julie. Thanks for running another fun contest.

Steve Axelrod said...

Wow. They're all good. I'd go to see any one of them. But I'd have to say, by a nose, the winner is ...the science fiction piece. It sounds like excellent "Firefly" style material. Of course, it's all in the execution ...

Milli Thornton said...

This is so fun and educational! Fascinating to read the finalists' loglines and see, by comparison, what didn't work about my own.

They're all good, but voting was easy. There was only one that hit me right between the eyes, without thinking about. I could instantly visualize the movie and I wanted to buy a ticket to see it NOW.

DS said...

Shock! Horror! My gay pirate idea didn't make it.

J.J. said...

Went from "Love it!" to "Who was that guy anyway?" in a matter of a few days.

In a word (or two), I am...

Not surprised.

Steve Axelrod said...

This is fascinating. Could we see some of the runners-up?

Luke Davidson said...

Well done to all the finalists for coming up with those great loglines. And thanks for running this competition, Julie. Did you spot any unusual patterns/similarities in the entries? The zeitgeist at work?

Julie Gray said...

@JJ - it's a hard knock town, babe. Who luvs ya?

@Axelrod - sure, I could show you the runners up. But that would require that I take time to gather them up again and post them. Color me spread very thin :)

Christian M. Howell said...

Wow, clever, clever. I voted. Maybe I should be more clever, but I don't want to get Shyamalan Syndrome.

mxz said...

sorry to say but honestly not very impressed. "hijinks"? seriously?

sorry to be a downer.

ditty said...

Hey now! Lay off me and my hijinks, all right? :-)