Official Screenplay: “Short Term 12”

December 7th, 2013 by

One of the best movies of 2013 is Short Term 12. Here is the trailer:

I have been tracking the project since screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton won the Nicholl Fellowship for the script in 2010. You can go here to read my interview with Destin.

Therefore I am pleased to announce by exclusive arrangement and with permission from Destin and Cinedigm, they have made the screenplay available to the public. You may go here to download the PDF: Short Term 12 FINAL.

Some plaudits for the movie:

* Brie Larson recently won the Gotham Award for Best Actress.

* The National Board of Review named Short Term 12 one of the top 10 independent movies of the year.

* The movie won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

Critical response has been strong. For example, here is what Judd Apatow tweeted about the movie this week:

I concur. If you breathe, you should see Short Term 12. It is precisely the type of movie we need to support – great story, characters, performances, writing, and direction.

Therefore I am happy the script for Short Term 12 is now available to the general public.

Thanks to Destin and Cinedigm.

You may learn more about the movie at its website.

3 thoughts on “Official Screenplay: “Short Term 12”

  1. […] I concur. If you breathe, you should see Short Term 12. It is precisely the type …read more […]

  2. Turambar says:

    OMG, finally…ve been looking for this one for a year now…Thanks!

  3. […] Writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton and distributor Cinedigm have made the final script for Cretton’s “Short Term 12″ available to download. Grab it. Read it. Understand great screenwriting (if that’s your thing).  Short Term 12 won the Nichols Fellowship way back when and was then made into a great film by Cretton, his crew, and his stellar cast which includes Brie Larson (who just won a Gotham Award for her role in the film). via the blcklst blog […]

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