My initial reaction was to agree with you Stephen. That's one of the reasons I was so drawn to screenwriting initially, because I didn't have to fool around with all of that unnecessary fancypants stuff. Besides, I plan to direct most of the things I write. But reading this article opened up my mind about something. As a micro-budget filmmaker, I have to convince anyone I can to give me money to make my film. Although I don't want to spell it out for them, I think this can be a very useful way to draw the reader in emotionally. You want the reader to be as emotionally connected to the story as possible, and this could be another way to accomplish that.
Ed, I relate to you so much. Thanks for this
Wow^ they should call you because obviously you know so much. The acting and editing were great. Perfect pacing and it accomplished exactly what the director wanted. I admire this short a lot. I guess I'm not the only one either, considering all of the attention it's been getting.