This evening at youth group we are going to be making movies! What fun. We'll be splitting into two teams, one doing a Tragedy and one a Romance. The way I've planned it, I've got six different categories they'll be given (Hero, Heroine, Problem, Setting, Props, Line) and they'll pick an option out of a hat for each, so as to get a nice random plot! These are the options I've thought of:
Hero -a hitman -a funeral director -a very romantic poet -a cowboy -an Australian crocodile hunter
Heroine -a supermodel -an air hostess with a twitchy eye -a fortune teller -a dental nurse -an Italian opera singer who doesn't speak much English -a scientist who has just discovered a dangerous chemical that terrorists want
Problem -aliens kidnap one of them -the world is about to end -bubonic plague/bird flu/some other deadly disease -their families are opposed to their love -one has been arrested for a crime they didn't do
Setting -on a beach in the moonlight -a bar in the Wild West -a cruise ship -a desert island -an airplane heading for Madagascar -another planet
Props (of which they have to choose three, and for the Tragedy genre, one has to be a murder weapon) -a photograph -a clock -a thermos -a suitcase -a torch -a box of tissues -a cushion -an apple -a doll -a handkerchief -a cellphone -scissors
Line (which they have to use somewhere in the movie) -"My name is ____, you killed my father, prepare to die." -"Go ahead, make my day." -"Nooooooo! Why me, God, why me?!" -"Luuuuuuke [or other such name]... I am your father..." -"The day may come when men will faint in the face of the enemy, but it is not this day."
So yeah! I hope it works out. If everyone's feeling shy it won't work at all but if not it should be very funny.