Comedy Movie Trailer Scripts [Male Lead]
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Comedy Movie Trailer Script 1: 88½ Miles
88½ ProductionsVoice Age:
88½ Miles is a family comedy about 13-year-old Elliott, whose holiday plans are ruined when he is sent to spend his summer break living with his 88-and-a-half-year-old Grandma Jo in the humdrum town of Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
With no friends or internet connection at Grandma Jo’s, Elliott miserably resigns to two whole months spent watching black-and-white movies on TCM—one of the few TV channels his Grandma receives—and being lectured about how lazy and spoiled kids are these days. The only thing that Elliott and Grandma Jo can bond over is their shared adoration for the classic film star Marion Cavendish, whose movies they begin to tune into nightly.
One day, Elliott spots an opportunity that could quell his summertime sadness and make the dog days spent in Mount Laurel all worthwhile: a film festival happening in New York City that Marion Cavendish will be attending. The only problem is that Elliott can’t board a Greyhound bus to the city without an adult passenger accompanying him. So, he reluctantly invites Grandma Jo to join him.
But when their bus breaks down, Elliott and Jo must take matters into their own hands by embarking on an unexpectedly elaborate 88½ mile trek by foot, car, subway, and speedboat, encountering a number of roadblocks on their mad dash to make it to the Lincoln Center in time for the movie screening and Cavendish’s red carpet appearance.
Over the course of their journey, Elliott and Jo begin to realize they each underestimated one another, and that what they saw as their comrade’s limitations may actually be their greatest strengths.
We’re creating this proof of concept trailer as part of a pitch deck to seek funding for 88½ Miles. In other words, this narration will be paired with storyboards and other relevant imagery with the purpose of illustrating the concept of the movie.
We’re looking for a voice for the character of Elliott, who narrates these trailers. He’s a smart kid, but we can definitely hear an irritability and a hint of sarcasm in his delivery when he’s first left behind in Mount Laurel for the summer. However, as the trailer begins to showcase the journey he takes with Grandma Jo into the city, Elliott’s narration should lighten up and assume an air of adventure and excitement.
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1-Minute Comedy Movie Trailer Script:
[Elliott, 13, sits at a desk in the guest room of his Grandma Jo’s, engulfed by fuchsia floral wallpaper, writing a letter.]
“Dear Mom and Dad… I’m happy to report that I’ve been having boatloads of fun at Grandma Jo’s in Mount Laurel.”
[A shot of Elliott sitting on the curb, listlessly sipping from a Slurpee. Another shot of Elliott walking down a country road trailed by a gaggle of geese.]
“There’s so much to see and do around town… I’ve assembled a gang of friends…”
[Elliott lays on the floor facing a retro TV set while a B&W noir film plays. He looks over his shoulder to see Grandma Jo, 88, snoring on the sofa behind him.]
“And hey—even when I do get bored, at least Grandma is an energetic playmate.”
[Sitting at the desk, Elliott looks longingly at a flyer advertising a New York City film festival.]
“Well, I better run. Thanks for sending me away to this summer wonderland. I love you.”
[Elliott sets down his pen, pauses for a moment, and then scratches out ‘wonderland’ and replaces it with ‘WASTELAND.’ Elliott goes to the bedroom window and removes the screen, tosses his backpack outside, and hoists himself into the window frame. He’s just about to escape through the window when his Grandma appears at the bedroom door and they make eye contact with each other.]
“Actually, Mom, Dad… on second thought, if you don’t hear from Grandma and I for, like, a day… don’t wait up.”
[Cut to Elliott and Jo waving their hands in an attempt to hitchhike at the side of the New Jersey Turnpike.]
“She’s just taking me on a short, quick, really brief last-minute, er… field trip.”
[The pair both scarf down slices of dollar pizza as they speed walk through the streets of Manhattan.]
“Don’t worry, I’m making sure Grandma takes her pills and sticks to her strict diet.”
[Elliott and Jo hang on for dear life as they soar across the Hudson River in a speedboat with Jo at the helm.]
“And I must say, Grandma’s driving skills have really improved in her old age.”
[Elliott and Jo crash a red carpet arrival at the Lincoln Center.]
“This trip has actually been, like, super educational? Which is boring, but important.”
[Elliott holds his Grandma’s hand to help her balance as they run up to the cinema box office.]
“Let’s just say I take back everything I said about having a dull vacation. This is one I’m never gonna forget.”
[The film’s title card appears over the NYC skyline.]
“88½ Miles. Hurtling into a theater near you.”
30-Second Comedy Movie Trailer Script:
[Elliott lays on the floor watching a black-and-white movie on TV. Grandma Jo has fallen asleep on the sofa behind him. He shoots her an antagonizing glare as she lets out a mighty snore.]
“This is a movie about me, Elliott Yang, and my Grandma Jo.”
[Elliott walks down an empty street, hitting the ground with a stick, bored out of his mind.]
“Did you think I was going to feel happy about being forced to spend my summer in the suburbs of New Jersey with an 88-and-a-half-year old woman? Yeah, right.”
[In a community center, Elliott’s gaze pauses on a flyer pinned to an events board.]
“A woman with no internet, no AC, and one TV channel.”
[Elliott approaches the flyer and notices that it’s an ad for a New York City film festival featuring special guest Marion Cavendish.]
“But all that changed when I learned about something that could alter the course of my summer.”
[A quick montage of shots featuring Elliott and his Grandma Jo at the back of a Greyhound bus that grinds to a halt, summoning a scary-looking driver on the side of the highway, and crossing the Hudson River in a speedboat.]
“The only problem is getting there… I mean, it’s not that far.”
[Elliott and Jo, disheveled after a day of perilous adventure, push aside photographers as they tumble onto the red carpet.]
“88½ Miles. Just in time for summer.”
15-Second Comedy Movie Trailer Script:
[A shot of Grandma Jo snoozing in front of her TV.]
“My 88-and-a-half-year-old Grandma Jo claims she used to walk miles everyday just to get to school.”
[Quick shots of Elliott and Jo tying their shoelaces, stretching their limbs, and heading out the door as if setting out for a big race.]
“So I’m putting her to the test. We’ll see if she can get me to New York in time to meet our favorite movie star. Can your granny do that?”
[A shot of Grandma Jo gripping the wheel of a speedboat. Elliott screams as they make contact with a wave and catch air.]
[The film’s title card appears.]
“88½ Miles. Coming soon.”
Comedy Movie Trailer Script 2: Parked: The Movie
(Parked: The Movie scripts written by Keaton Robbins.)
Parked: The MovieVoice Age:
‘Parked’ is a full-length feature about a squirrely, skinny and shy 30-year-old guy, MacKenzie Woodcock, who works in Northern Ontario at one of the biggest national parks in Canada.
Mac doesn’t talk much, and he doesn’t get to talk to many people either. His job is to canoe into the most remote campsites, clean them up and get them ready for the next group of portagers.
Mac’s quiet, simple and low-key life gets complicated during a night out at the only restaurant in the area, a rustic Polish tavern called the Kashub Korner. Mac meets a waitress, Selena Pecarski, who miraculously becomes the first girl to ever fall for Mac Woodcock.
And Mac’s head-over-heels too. The only issue? According to his dad, Tim, she could actually be long-lost cousin, but it’s unclear whether the historic link in question, a fur trapper named Bill Hernan, was actually a mutual relation, or just a mysterious force between their two families.
‘Parked’ is a story of a dude going on a wild goose chase to dig up old family history to discover whether or not he’s related to the only girl who’s ever loved him.
‘Parked’ is an awkward, bumbling comedy and we need a voice that can really personify the off-kilter humor in this movie. Ideally, the voice will be a little odd-sounding and have unique pacing to add to the quirky nature of this movie.
We’re looking for a young male who can do a classic rural Canadian accent, without sounding like a caricature.
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1-Minute Comedy Movie Trailer Sample Script:
[Shot of Mac canoeing in the middle of a lake towards a campsite that he has to clean during a rainy, grey day.]
“Life’s always been a bit…well…dull, for MacKenzie Woodcock.”
[Shot of Mac picking up garbage with a stick around an empty campsite.]
“Campsite after campsite, day after day, just cleaning up people’s messes, with no one around to talk to.”
[Shot of Mac pretending the stick with garbage on the end of it, is a guitar.]
“Sure, he used to play bass in a band in high school. But that was 13 years ago.”
[Shot of Mac changing the toilet paper roll and cleaning the toilet lid in a rough-looking outhouse.]
“He’s been working up north at Almonte National Park for over 10 years, eating suspicious looking berries and counting moose sightings.”
[Shot of Mac pretending to perform like an opera singer while he hoses down the outhouse.]
“It’s safe to say the world has most certainly forgotten about Mac Woodcock. Or maybe he’s forgotten about the world.”
[Shot of Mac putting his canoe and paddle into a shed. And his manager waving to him from his office inside the main park building.]
“I mean his manager even has a bet going with Richard, the park’s handyman, that Mac will lose all his beautiful hair before he meets a woman.”
[Shot of Mac ordering food at the Kashub Korner, smiling and talking with the waitress, Selena.]
“But that all changed after he met Selena, the first girl to actually fall for this guy. Too bad Mac’s dad says that a mysterious figure from the past just may be a mutual relation.
“Wait? She might be his cousin? Come on, that can’t be true.”
[Shot of Mac rifling through old family papers and documents in an old musty attic.]
“From the guys who brought you ‘Ronny Rocks Detroit’ and ‘Brussels Sprouts’, ‘Parked’ is a story about one guy finding out how a 300-year-old fur trapper connects him to the love of his life. Coming to theatres, July 2019.”
30-Second Comedy Movie Trailer Sample Script:
[Big aerial shot of northern Ontario, highlighting trees, rolling hills, rivers and lakes.]
“From the guys who brought you ‘The Geneva Flame’ and ‘The Beauty In All Of Us’, comes a love story about a dude and a beautiful, intelligent woman who just might be his long-lost cousin…Wait, what?”
[Shot of Mac loading up a canoe and waving to people at Almonte National Park. They return his waves with dirty looks.]
“Meet MacKenzie Woodcock. A 30-year-old skinny, ponytail wearing, campsite cleaning, shy-guy, who’s forgotten about how to interact with the outside world and even how to comb his own hair.”
[Shot of Mac inside the Kashub Korner eating perogies and staring at the waitress Selena, and her smiling back at him.]
“But Mac’s life changes when the girl of his dreams, Selena, falls for him. And when Mac’s dad says that they could be related, well, that’s when things get real dicey.”
[Shot of Mac running from a moose down a dirt road in the middle of the forest.]
“‘Parked’ is coming to theatres this July.”
15-Second Comedy Movie Trailer Sample Script:
[Shot of Mac running through the forest and jumping off a big rock into a lake with a full backpack on. The camera shows an open bag of chips and a bunch of other personal items coming to the surface of the lake. Mac grabs the bag of chips and starts eating some of the soggy, water-soaked potato chips.]
“This is MacKenzie Woodcock.”
[Camera switches to a close-up shot of Mac’s face as he munches and the soggy chips. His face and beard are littered with crumbs.]
“Mac was just chased out of town by the father of the girl he’s in love with, because, well, there’s something questionable about their love. The question is, could she be his long lost cousin?
[Extra close-up shot of Mac’s mouth still chewing on soggy chips.]
“Which brings us here. At the start of Mac’s journey to uncovering a 300-year-old truth.
[Wide shot of Mac in the middle of the lake, with random personal objects floating around him. You can still hear him chewing the chips.]
“‘Parked’, coming this July.”