While I was at Edisto Island on vacation with my family last week, we filmed a home movie starring four of my grandkids. My daughter-in-law handled the camera (my iPhone) as I directed, using a script I had written.
I wrote a script specifically for our vacation. It is simple with lines that are easy for the kids to remember (targeted for ages six to fifteen). I planned it around our location (the beach) and with ready-wear costumes (swimsuits). It's comprised of five scenes, more or less, depending on what you consider a scene.
It was great fun for me and I think the kids enjoyed it, though they did get a bit distracted by the time we finished up.
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Below is a scene from the movie. Background: the four kids found a bottle in the sand on the beach with a map inside and are following the clues on the map to find the X-spot.