I’ve wanted to make a simple generator based on common Hallmark loglines for a while. It was this particular summary that inspired me, the pairing of jobs is just: amazing.
It was also a great way to learn Perchance, which is super simple and intuitive to use and really fun to play with, with a big energy of sharing what is made (you can click “edit” on any generator to see how it is built and it’s a modify and share alike kind of system).
I made myself limit this learning experiment, so I used just a lightly modified already existing template and am actively not thinking about some of the things I just don’t know how to fix yet like some pluralisation issues around some pronouns.
That said I did put together:
- five possible longline formats
- 30 possible names for each protagonist
- five possible pronouns for each protagonist
- 65 possible professions with matching products and events
Here is the Cable Rom-Com Generator, have fun!
And here are a couple more I’ve found that do a nice job of keeping the spirit and style of this type of film description.
Your Made For TV Holiday Movie: super simple, the kind of short logline you’d see in TV Guide.
Your Hallmark Movie Storyboard: Just as het as Hallmark is, but the structure of the description is solid and I like how they build the generator.
A version of this post was initially published in public Patreon and Comradery posts on August 09, 2022.