Short Film Of The Day: Converting Musical Lyrics Into Movies With ‘Staged’

Why Watch? On the face of it, the gimmick here seems like it could be real stale or real stilted. Fortunately, the production team behind the first edition of Staged (which used lyrics from the band Gym Class Heroes) pull it off with poise and a sense of purpose.

It’s a savvy concept, to build your script from someone else’s poetry. What writers Josh Covitt and Steven Szlaga craft is a trip into a 1963 USSR bar with a dangerous love triangle (which features an eye patched version of Creed from The Office). It’s funny, sleek and brimming with charisma.

What will it cost? Only 6 minutes.

Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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