Now I'm hoping this thread doesn't get deleted or moved. I really didn't know where to post it. But since this is the current action figure forum i thought i'd do it here. Now I work for a company that does film and other stuff. Well I was sitting around thinking. I want to write a short about scalpers. I can't decide if i want to make it a mockumentary/fake documentary or if I want to make it a actual movie with characters and a story. Now if I do the mockumentary it would be following like 2 or 3 different scalpers around Orlando / Central Florida. It would be a comedy for all us toy collectors out there. I would focus on Star Wars figures only. I wanted to see what yall would think of this or if you'd buy it on amazon. I would shoot on real film with a crew and actors. I want to make this funny and goto some extremes here.Heres some of my ideas
Show a scalper driving in the car with a camera man in a format like cops going from store to store to store scalping buying up 30 o the same figure
Have a scalper sit down and explain the art of scalping how he goes from store to making a figure "rare" and putting it on ebay for the suckers.
Show some reactment stuff as some tell stories "like the time a friend made an ugly girl at a store his girlfriend so he could scalp the toys" or "the time he got a job at Target and got caught scalping the toys and was fired and given a trespassing warrant and then had to sneak back in the store in a disguise to get the good stuff and getting busted or something like that"
"A scalper taking a rare figure out of the hands of a child in a wheelchair and knocking him over."
i need extremes. stuff that funny yet sad at the same time.
maybe a fistfight over figs. The guys running to the toys as soon as the doors open. Paying guys on the truck to get them the goods. Just all the extremes. I need as many Ideas as possible for scenarios if you want to contribute I will credit you name in the credits. This will be shot on a moderate budget on film or DV and will be about 30-35mins long. It will only be sold on the internet if the project even gets picked up by my bosses. I think this could be very funny if scripted right. If anyone would like to co write this with me as i'm not the great ever on dialogue you'd get credit and if it gets picked up a percentage of sales or payment. LMK I need funny stories and someone to properly write down and explain the art of scalping from a scalper's point of view and then a regular toy collector. So if your interested in working on this or contributing or even just wanna see something like this get done. Post here or email me at ABetterTomorrow2@aol.com
thanks for your time and effort i hope to get everyone involved in the creative process here.