17 Original Movie Loglines

Steve McCarthy
Jan 24, 2016 · 5 min read

A collection of example logline ideas to inspire the next generation of screenwriters and moviemakers.

Why the loglines?
This blog is a creative experiment developed by Motion Brothers and aimed at stimulating the UK film industry by offering up ‘original’ loglines for further script development.

What’s a logline?
A summary of a story in one sentence (ok, sometimes two).

Can I use these loglines for my own scripts?
Of course! Take them, mould them, and make them your own. We look forward to seeing them on the big screen soon! (Images are copyright property of Lyall McCarthy).

I have a logline. Is it any good?
We’re not experts, but we know people who are. Check out Industrial Scripts. They offer logline analysis services that can help you assess quality and potential before you start writing any scripts.

The Disclaimer
Although the authors of this blog have watched many, many, films, they are astutely aware that no idea is wholly original. As such it is possible that some of the loglines outlined here may share similarities with existing films/plays/novels/other narrative types or scripts currently in development. The intention of the authors is to at all times attempt to be unique and — more importantly — to inspire. They take no responsibility for any coincidental comparisons that may be drawn with existing works.

Images are copyright property of Lyall McCarthy. Loglines written by Steve McCarthy.

#1 Nine Meals

#2 Order of Events

#3 Bunker

#4 Ahead of the Game

#5 Sleight of Mind

#6 The Sandman

#7 Hitched

#8 Continue? 10, 9, 8..

#9 Rubik

#10 Clout

#11 Fortune Favours

#12 Yellowstone

#13 Marv’s World

#14 Tag

#15 Warning Parental Advisory

#16 New Class

#17 Zoombies


Originally published at www.motionbrothers.co.uk.

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