Now let’s watch the trailer for the 2021 surreal Senegalese film Saloum. Cool, right?

Or how about the surrealist 2022 horror/comedy Flux Gourmet. One of my favorite films of last year. 

Prompt: Watch a movie trailer (above or another if you’d prefer) and write all you see (on the screen as well as in your head). If you find yourself going off on a tangent on the page, pause the video and keep writing. If you don’t know what to write, describe exactly what you see. Bonus points if it’s a trailer for a movie you’ve never seen. Bonus points if you put the trailer on mute and focus strictly on the visuals while you write. Move sentences around until the narrative is your own. Change names/genders/plotlines and see what starts to blossom and bloom.