Story Starter: 12

The task: to come up with three loglines (very short story descriptions) based on the image. The point: to stay creative and hone my ability as a screenwriter to write loglines.

All images can be found on my Story Starter Pinterest board (with the link to the artist’s page). And if you’d like to produce any of the loglines you see in my Story Starter Series, feel free to contact me!


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  1. A mysterious astronaut arrives unexplained on a primitive planet where he quickly befriends the locals, particularly a young girl, but when the planet starts to die unexpectedly and the visitor starts acting strangely, the village decides to wage war on him.
  2. A burnt out traveling rep visits planets for her employer to gather rare flora and fauna only to encounter a self-aware planet that latches onto her consciousness to hitch a ride and conquer other worlds until the salesman fights back for herself and her world.
  3. A sheltered teen grows up in a space suit because everything on her planet could kill her, but when she stumbles across a local tribe that takes the suit and she doesn’t die, she returns to her people to uncover a vast conspiracy keeping her people slaves to the local hierarchy.


Rate each logline!

Award stars based on your interest in the loglines! Do they have characters, themes, and imagery that intrigue you? Would you watch that movie? Give it 5 stars for something you're super excited about all the way to 1 star for something you stopped reading because you were so disinterested in it.

Pick your favorite!

If you could only pick one logline, one movie to go see, which one would it be?