Written by lifelong actor and creative writer
is a dark-comedy short film script with horror and suspense overtones.
Its premise is based on one of the creepier aspects of the paranormal: an actual
unexplained paranormal phenomenon,
but here with Geoffrey Gould's wit and dark humoured spin on it.
A member of the Hollywood based film collective
We Make Movies,
Geoffrey workshopped the short script at one of their public table-read nights; one the first feedback comment received was from the group's board of directors head:
"I think we just heard one of the winners of our next script competition."
Another comment was from a fellow writer that the script's concise story has "zero percent fat."
Geoffrey's script for
was one of their four winners of the group's 2nd annual script competition, providing a budget for it to be made.
Shortly thereafter, unfortunately, taking advantage of the 2020
the California governor and Los Angeles mayor would cripple the Industry.
While Bucky was a bottle-script
(meaning a single location),
had two major locations; an exterior location for filming during the day, and a quick scene shortly after nightfall, then one interior which could be filmed that evening, as it would only be a few set-ups.
With the state in thrall to the overblown hype of a virus far less virulant that was being falsely conveyed,
for the exterior scene the main cemetery Geoffrey would want to use might be/remain
So far Private Number has won Best Script at
Creepy Tree Film Festival (CTFF),
Wallachia International Film Festival,
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival,
New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival.
and it first win being at the
Hollywood Art and Movie Awards,
held in Santa Monica.
The script also received
a positive review
More to come as events develop.