Winning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – BABY LOUIE, by Mark Richards

Under 5 minute & Smartphone festival

Genre: Comedy

In the beginning, Louie’s had a lot going for him. But then he turned one and now, he’s going through an early life crisis.


Narrator: Julian Ford
Louie: Steve Rizzo
Daddy: Dan Cristofori
Mommy: Penelope Corrin

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Louie’s carefree bliss gives way to a midlife crisis when he turns one year old.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Lately it seems that younger and younger generations are starting to feel old (despite some of them still being in their twenties). Baby Louie takes that trend to its most extreme level with our hero seeing the effects of aging at age one. The result is pure hilarity.

The script’s power comes from Louie himself. This protagonist’s cynical worldviews pokes fun at the preconceived notion of childhood…

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