High concept is an intriguing idea that can be stated in a few words and is easily understood by all. --James Bonnet
Swingers--Warmly amusing story about the do's and don'ts of dating, centering on six friends who go looking for love at hip LA hotspots.Definitely, Maybe--On the eve of his divorce, a jaded Manhattan ad exec tells his ten year old daughter how he met her mother.
Speed--A cocky cop must find a way to save people stranded on a city bus that willexplode if is slows below 55 mph. (source)Double Jeopardy--When a young wife discovers the husband she’s convicted of murdering isn’t dead, she escapes custody to track him down and kill him. (source)The Hangover--After a wild bachelor party in Vegas, three friends wake up to find the groom missing, and no one has any memory of the previous night.Back to the Future--In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake. (imdb)
- Create a compelling character with a desperate desire
- Give the character a flaw related to their job or situation
- Have a life-altering, inciting event
- Insert a quirk of fate or irony