Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about 8FLiX
Who is 8FLiX?
Film and TV lovers, welcome to your home away from home!
This website is operated by 8FLiX Institute, a registered Canadian non-profit organization (NPO). Our physical address is 545 King Street West, Toronto, ON., M5V 1M1. We are committed to offering support and resources to film and TV screenwriters around the world, regardless of experience or education level.
8FLiX is also an entertainment and resource website for pros, fans, and everyone in between. We have screenplays, teleplays, transcripts, and more. All free, all the time.
We are 8FLiX.
Okay, But Who Are You?
My name is Nick. And for now, I am the only dude maintaining 8FLiX. I am a member of the production industry but not as active as I once was.
I am also an IMDb top contributor and one of their volunteer German-language beta-testers (hold your applause, please). But that's for another day.
Nick's Brief Bio
Movies have the power to motivate and affect us in ways that are difficult to describe. When I was a boy, I saw a movie that changed my life. It was a deeply personal journey that would forever change how I viewed the world. It was simply...magical. Once I walked out of that cinema in 1982, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I was a latchkey kid, living in Ottawa South, with an overactive imagination and ADHD-fueled energy. So, I used that spark and focused on learning and understanding how television and movies were made. I didn't have a movie-camera, but I did have a clunky VIC-20 and an acumen for telling stories.
One of my 8th grade teachers suggested that I should be a writer... believing it would keep me "out of trouble." And when I was in high school my guidance counsellor set me up with a work-experience program (we Canadians call "Cooperative Education") at a television network. That's where the fun began.
But, there is (still) no Hollywood ending for me. At least not yet.
And Then What?
I did spend more than three-decades working in the television industry in virtually every position. But I never made it to Hollywood, per se. After a series of personal setbacks, I had to take a break. A long break. And that's when I rediscovered my love of writing. Soon after 8FLiX was born!
And now, while I continue to work on my peculiarities, I'm also honing my skills as a screenwriter. 8FLiX is helping with that.
Scripts @ 8FLiX
Here at 8FLiX, we make available screenplays (movie scripts) and teleplays (TV scripts). You are free to download, study and read any time, any where.
But Why, Tho?
I believe the best way to learn is to do. As humans, we have an intrinsic ability to mimic what we see others doing.
Remember that movie-moment I told you about earlier? When I was 17-years-old I saw a book at the library(!) that had excerpts from the screenplay. And those snippets of dialogue and action scenes became the foundation of my screenwriting education. I would study it for years to come. And when I started writing for television, I mimicked what I had learned... not knowing if my formatting was even correct.
The 8FLiX Mission Statement
Studying scripts and screenplays could never take the place of formal education, or a specialized course in screenwriting. But they can serve as a guide for future filmmakers and screenwriters. Here's our promise:
- To provide an accurate database of downloadable screenplays and teleplays written by professional and established screenwriters.
- To make our service available to readers, writers, and dreamers of all ages, regardless of one's abilities, geographical location, and/or socioeconomic status.
- To always provide this service free-of-charge. Forever.
Donate a script to our archives
I'd love to add your script to the 8FLiX archives. Help younger writers master their craft, and at the same time you'll feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
The 8FLiX Institute is a registered Canadian non-profit organization. The service we provide is free.
Reach out to Nick and help guide the future of filmmakers everywhere.
Looking For Something Else?
If you can't find what you're looking for here, send us an email. We take requests, too!
If you're searching for a specific movie or TV show/series, please let us know. 8FLiX has more than 10,000 scripts and screenplays. Not all are currently listed here. Eventually, they'll all be available to download (but certainly not in your lifetime). To avoid waiting decades for 8FLiX to add the script that you're looking for, send us an email. You still may have to wait, but it'll be days rather than generations. You can SEARCH our site when you're ready!