Entice your audience to want to learn more. This kind of original concept in drama was ripe for development into a longer feature. A story told through subtext, in addition to text, is often a more satisfying experience for the viewer.
Find films that are in the same genre and share the same sensibilities. Writing and producing a short film is an extraordinary process. When you move characters down a single path at top speed, turns literally become difficult.
Although the series focuses on television, nearly all of the concepts are applicable to your short film, and how it can be leveraged to a bigger project if you package it carefully.
The Writers Store eZine. Tip 3: Plot comes from moving from one surprise to another By surprise, I mean surprise to the hero as well as to the audience. Twists are fine. There are less restrictive guidelines for writing a short film than there are writing a traditionally structured mainstream feature-length film.