Interview with Screenwriter Richard M. Kjeldgaard (SEVERENCE PAYBACK)

1. What is your screenplay about?

A story of Karma. Amanda is a hardnosed CEO of a company. Single, married to her work. Good management skills buit no people skills. Uses scare tactics and alienation to “Motivate” her employees. A quiet Friday at home is suddenly turned into a fight for survival as she is terrorized by unseen figures outside her home turning it into a makeshift mousetrap.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense/Thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a different take on the employer-employee relatioship. You hear a lot of stories in the news about employees and/or former employess getting their revenge. Quite a few movies have been made over the years my favorite being “Swimming with Sharks” I took that subject matter, combined them with my own experiences and went in a completely different direction. Sends a message.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Page turner.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Anything by John Carpenter or Wes Craven. Seen their movies a ton of times.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Took a few weeks. It is a short script that I outlined years ago based on some experiences I had working for several companies. Took them and went off the charts when I visualized it. With the social distancing, I’ve had a lot of free time to turn them into scripts.

7. How many stories have you written?

19 features, 10 shorts. Presently working on a triology feature and two their short scripts.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Carry on Wayward Son – By Kansas.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

No real obstacles. Just trying to take some of my workplace experiences and doing the old “Getting back at the boss” routine which millions of people go through (And I’ve heard) and put those into a believable storyline. I’ve worked for a few companies in my life and some of them have been toxic to say the least.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography, Reading, and Real Estate.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Excellent. They treat you well!!

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Have been entering for years. Feedback has been what I call fair but firm. Writing is very subjective. You take the good with the bad and just keep at it. That is what has worked for me.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Female Voice/Amanda: Kyana Teresa
Female Voice #2/Teenage Voice: Val Cole
Male Voice/Parking Attendant: Allan Michael Brunet
Lindsey Voice: Julie Sheppard
Robert Voice: Bill Poulin

Interview with Screenwriter Hank Biro (Godzilla and the Technicolor Guards)

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about abuse of power and what could happen when enemies gain the upper hand against the powerful.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science-fiction.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a seriously epic monster movie that would be action-packed and visually-stunning.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Intense fighting.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Lately, I’ve been rewatching Uncut Gems a lot.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Since near the end of 2020.

7. How many stories have you written?

Nearly thirty.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Right now, my favourite song is Skegee by JID.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding the time to write, and making improvements through editing.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Human and animal rights, and music.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

The website FilmFreeway has an excellent layout that is easy to navigate and operate.
12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was eager to hear what others thought about my script. The feedback I received was all valid and will be helpful during rewrites.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

For over fifty years, Godzilla is held captive in outer space, until astronauts rescue and teleport him back to Earth to assist with destroying the monsters and the human threatening his home-world.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Mission Control/Notice VO – Geoff Mays –
Reg: Sean Ballantyne –
Asher: Allan Michael Brunet
Utopian Leader #1 – Andy Kamp
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Interview with Screenwriter Joe Capucini (PERMISSION)

What is your screenplay about?

Still suffering from an unimaginable tragedy, a married couple is challenged with an unexpected opportunity.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Narrative Drama

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I believe it has a unique story that has an event and perspective rarely seen.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

New Beginnings

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Godfather Part 2 immediately comes to mind, but I never actually counted.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It started as a one act stage play in 2016. I started to convert it to a short film script in 2019.

7. How many stories have you written?

So far, only three.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

The Best Is Yet To Come (Sinatra version)

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Eliminating doubt. Applying everyone’s opinion. Adjusting the dialogue from a stage style to a film style. Tightening the words, using fewer words that have the same impact.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am a trained actor and will always identify myself as such. Since moving to LA from Ohio in 2014, I have wanted to understand all aspects of “the industry”. So, I have acted in projects, directed a short film, and now have written a short film screenplay. I feel better rounded than I did 5 years ago. But acting will always be my passion, now and forever.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

My experience has been very very positive. I am grateful it exists and appreciate the success I have experienced using it.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I liked the format of the festival and especially was interested in the possibility of hearing the words spoken by others. My internal ear is one thing, but hearing another speak the lines is something very beneficial. For that, I am grateful.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Still suffering from an unimaginable tragedy, a married couple is challenged with an unexpected opportunity.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Ethan: Sean Ballantyne
Ashley: Julie Sheppard

Interview with Screenwriter Robert Wooldridge (STRAYS)

1. What is your screenplay about?

“Strays” is about a lonely surveillance officer at a grocery store helps a street kid get a job, but their budding friendship soon turns into a brewing obsession.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It’s a dark drama with a touch of thriller/suspense.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel “Strays” gives a different view on an obsessive crush and looks into the world of loneliness and the desperation of longing.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Gut punch.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

That is long list… Brian de Palma’s “Dressed to Kill” comes to mind.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I started “Strays” in August of 2020 but had the idea forming about a year prior.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have about seven finished screenplays.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I have been a big fan of Eurythmics most of my life. I usually put one of their CDs in the player and listen to it on repeat until I move on to the next. Right now, I’ve been listening to “This City Never Sleeps” a lot.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Crippling Self-Doubt. It’s usually the biggest obstacle I face daily.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I used to cook quite a bit. I owned a restaurant from 1996 to 2007. I guess I still have a passion for food.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Film Freeway has been a vital help in searching and researching contests. It’s crucial for writers to have forums and communities where they feel safe in expressing themselves and developing their craft. We are lucky to live in world where connections can be made so easily.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

With “Strays” having a gay main character I sought out LGBTQ+ contests. I’m also partial to the Canadian film industry. The feedback was positive from the start with some constructive notes. I felt like the reader understood what I was conveying.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Pete is ruthlessly efficient in his role as loss prevention officer at a grocery store, scanning cameras, ready to catch potential thieves. Feeling the Christmas spirit, he lets a new shoplifter, Nick, off, and buys him shopping. But this is the start of a growing infatuation with the young man, which clouds Pete’s judgment, driving him to go as far as framing a member of staff for stealing. However, he cannot stop Nick going out with Lexi, the latter of which he pushes down some stairs after she gets too close to the truth. With her death, Pete makes his move on Nick, but his rejection turns into another altercation which ends with Nick dying in the struggle.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Pete: Geoff Mays
Young Woman: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Interview with Screenwriter Patrick Hatten (Galaxy Chamber)

What is your screenplay about?

—This is a story about free will and subjugation, slavery and colonization, all set within a spaceship that encapsulates the society at large. The spaceship carries cloned bodies that can be put to work using programs, and those programs can be exploited along with the bodies. But somebody on board is against that on moral ground and has planted a virus that turns the clones into raging marauders.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

—Science Fiction, Horror, Drama, Thriller.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

— Besides being a nerve-wracking, pulse pounding thrill ride, the issues that drive the themes are deeply relevant to today’s world.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

— SciFi zombies!

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

— The Big Lebowski

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

— 3 years, on and off.

7. How many stories have you written?

—3 novels for adults. Champion Of The Dead, a murder mystery set in Ancient Athens, was published by Hilliard& Harris in 2003.

—4 novels for chapter book readers, a science fiction series, which I self-published the first.

— 19 screenplays so far.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

— Don’t have a clear favorite.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

— I work full time as an engineer at a TV station, so the usual time constraints.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

— Reading. Movies. Hiking.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

— Pretty flawless. The only gripe I have is I must update the site, along with Coverfly, ISA, and Inktip. That’s a lot of maintenance.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

— I don’t recall why I entered, but the festival and feedback were very nicely done. Good work!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

After a cargo of cloned bodies on a starship rise up as blood-thirsty marauders, a young apprentice learns that some of the crew have reasons for planting the deadly disruptor virus — even as he struggles with his own shattered past and empathy for the clones.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allan Michael Brunet
Kabir: Sean Ballantyne
Dhruv: Bill Poulin
Drew: Andy Kamp


Interview with Screenwriter T.J. Morehouse (THE DARK VALLEY)

What is your screenplay about?

The slowly fading American dream and the effects of 12 months of isolation.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Modern Noir

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I will be shooting this as a guerilla film 3/2 and 3/3 in Los Angeles if anyone wants to help. I need the Caddie as main prop.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Different Shit.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Rollerball. (Original)

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

3 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written short stories since 14. Later in Zines, then online stuff. Award winning screenplay writer (Tribeca All Access, California Crime and Horror Fest, Hollywood Just for Shorts, Austin Film Fest snd Writers Conf. Honorable Mention Southern California Screenplay Competition)

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?

“Not Fade Away” Buddy Holly.

“Take me back to Tulsa”. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time management and Covid/Unemployment depression.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, Freedom and a better planet for our children. Also I’m passionate about my goddess wife.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It works well. Especially tracking and data metrics of each project.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I LOVE to have the work read by 3rd parties so I can further refine it. Especially shorter descriptives, Set ups and dialogue improvement.

I’m not a big user of notes as they tend to de-motivate me and make me feel the piece is shit instead of the work of art it is.

>At the risk of sounding like a weirdo I want to please myself first, then release something to critique, let the chips fall where they may.

It seems to have worked for me vs never releasing a piece because I thought, via notes, that it was not “good enough.”

It’s hard enough just to write the damn things in the first place.

Watch the Screenplay Video:

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Julie Sheppard
V.O.: Shaun Devlin
Ella: Kyana Teresa
Sam: Allan Michael Brunet
Parking Lot Attendent/Stoner Dude: Andy Kamp


Interview with Screenwriter Andy Carpenter (Throwaways)

What is your screenplay about?

This story is about the connection, and disconnection, of humanity.

My intention with this screenplay is to illustrate the massive amount of human and resource capital required to produce objects that are literally created, and then tossed away; like people. People are tossed away. Transported. Forgotten. Even when we mean well, or have the capacity for connection, and love, the convenience of indulgence, can minimize our reflection of where things come from, how they reached us, and what cost to others.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Watching this simply constructed film, condenses these processes into scenes that depict the situations of people connected to the chain of global consumerism-and the cost.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Our choices.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Outsiders.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This story ruminated in my mind for years. It was the birth of my son, that pushed the storyline into its current construct. I AM part of the problem. I recall clearly saying to my wife “Let’s not buy anything for him made of plastic or that needs batteries.” Holy shit, you should see our house, it’s littered with plastic crap! Most came from others as presents. But we have purchased our fair share. I am very aware of the cost to our environment, and the choices people make along the way, to participate in this production. And the hard truth is, for many people, they are just scraping by. And we throw them away. And then the toys.

When I sat down to write the screenplay from start to finish, 45 minutes passed.

7. How many stories have you written?

About twenty short stories. Two books. Five screenplays.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Too close to call between “Rearviewmirror” by Pearl Jam, and “Elvis Presley and America” by U2.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

My own acknowledgement that I am definitely part of the problem! You can’t help but look like (and be) a hypocrite when you write a story like this!

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My son.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I am very pleased with FilmFreeway as they provide relevant and abundant resources. I have never experienced a glitch when using their platform.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was thrilled, truly thrilled, to find a festival designed to highlight environmental issues, which are, the most acute issues that our planet faces. It felt important to specifically submit to the Environmental Film and Screenplay Festival to support them, and hopefully, find a partner who could share this story.

The initial feedback left me with the belief that they “got” the ideas behind the screenplay. This isn’t a Disney movie. It’s not for elementary school kids. It’s not an American story. It’s OUR story. It’s a little bit of a slap in the face. It wasn’t designed to sugar-coat consumerism. But it was written that the human spirit is the most valuable resource we have within us. The organizers did offer a valid suggestion, and we discussed it; ultimately I kept the screenplay as I originally submitted it, and I never once felt any sense of disappointment from the festival organizers. Ultimately, I feel valued and the work has merit; you can’t ask for more than that!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

After a seemingly insignificant plastic toy is manufactured by a young child in Latin America, it begins a journey across the world by tractor trailer, a fast-food restaurant trash can, SUV, a garbage truck, and an ocean-freighter. Each mode of transportation offers glimpses into the lives of its transporters, whether mundane, privileged, or desperate. Finally making its way into the grateful hands of a young orphan trying to survive in the trash-wastelands of Malaysia, these throwaways prove that significance is relative.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Iris/Shelly: Julie Sheppard
Juan/Manager/Foreman: Geoff Mays
Man/Father/Rayyan: Sean Ballantyne
Oliver/Nathaniel: Allan Michael Brunet
Wife/Woman: Hannah Ehman

Interview with Screenwriter Tienny The (HOPE)

1. What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is to describe the hope of a new life’s feeling that is entering into the world, and to educate the respect of new life.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The genre of my screenplay is towards family focusing towards kids-centric and finally in science fiction.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

When my son was three-year, he asked me a question. “How do baby come out?” That question sparks my creativity with truth elements to explain the new birth of life.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Womb’s Voice

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Mostly, I grow up watching Hong Kong, Japanese, and Disney television.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have worked on this screenplay for one year full time.

7. How many stories have you written?

So far, I have written five stories.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Most of the time, I listened to children songs as I have been reading children’s stories to my son.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Managing a home, family, friends, work commitments, school, and looking for job opportunities are some “distractions” I faced as these were and still are legit commitments.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing, I am passionate on the art direction of a story, and creative conceptualisation.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I have a great experience on the film freeway submission platform site with its clarity and specificity on the submission.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

My lecturer has been encouraging everyone in my class to submit our works towards festivals and competitions.

The initial feedback from you encourages me to simplify further to create greater clarity, and I feel the financial concern to create the feature out of this concept.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Deep inside a womb, a foetus begins to move around and feel own mother’s heartbeat, differentiating every voice and sound. Foetus is unaware of its own birth in the delivery room of a hospital.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison

Interview with Screenwriter Alberto “Mojo” Peña (Peaky Blinders: “Good Friday”)

What is your screenplay about?

During the Great Depression in England, Thomas Shelby is battling with delusions of his late wife and has to save his family and business from the grasps of enemy Michael Gray, who threatens to take both. Seeing this as the opportune moment to strike, Michael & Gina Gray make a play at persuading Arthur, Polly, and Finn Shelby to join them and their company, leaving Tommy, as he can no longer provide for them.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime/Drama

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

If copyright permitted, it would be an interesting take on Peaky Blinders than what we’re used to, but still has the taste everybody loves about the show.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Tommy Resurrecting

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Austin Powers is Goldmember. It’s actually how I got the nickname “Mojo”. I watched the movie soooo much in my mom’s car on the way to school, that I recited the lines at recess to make friends laugh, so they donned me Mojo.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

From September 2020 to December 2020.

7. How many stories have you written?

Countless. More than 100. I’ve written stories since before I knew they could be considered “stories” in my notes. They’d be germs of ideas that have the potential for me to expand on them one day.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I’ve definitely listened to Golden Slumbers by The Beatles the most in my life. It’s so short (1:30 min) that I have to repeat it at least 5 times to feel satisfied.

My favorite song has to be Imagine by John Lennon. It’s a song I can listen to anywhere, anytime and it inspires me to push for a better world…or at least imagine one.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I had to sort of take the magic out of Peaky Blinders, a show I really enjoy, because I had to study every detail of the characters, their dialogue, the world, etc. so I could mirror that in my spec. I wanted to capture the show’s nuances but tell the story in my voice and arrange the characters/stakes how I wanted like a chess board.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I have a strong passion for filmmaking. Since I was in high school and met one of my best friends, Shan Karemani, I’ve made short films and had to wear every hat on set. Stepping into the shoes of a director, actor, producer, gaffer, script supervisor, 1st AD, location scout, costume designer, editor, and several other roles, it’s only made me a better overall filmmaker, appreciating how all these individual positions can come together and make a single piece of art.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It’s been pretty straightforward and simple. It’s a relief that so many contests and competitions are basically on one website. It’s nice to have an “industry standard,” if you will.

I couldn’t imagine having to go through hundreds of other websites to find and apply to contests to get my work noticed.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

One of my other best friends and colleagues, Jacobo Fe Gismera (a tremendous Screenwriter), sent me the contest link and said I could make great use of my spec. He was spot on!

I loved the feedback I got because it felt professional and it was obvious that the person giving feedback read every word of my script. It’s one of those feelings that not many people can relate to when someone reads your work, likes it, and gives you tips on how to make it better. Or at least opens your eyes to how they interpreted your script.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Tommy Shelby is missing, Shelby Limited is financially broke and Michael has teamed with the Billy Boys to take over and absorb the Peaky Blinders gang.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Jimmy: Geoff Mays
Michael: Sean Ballantyne

Interview with Screenwriter Stephen John Beyer (Solstice)

What is your screenplay about?

“Solstice” is written along the lines of films like “April Fool’s Day” and “Wicker Man.” The story is about Angela who tries to overcome her fear of death while friends from her past are being murdered around her. Which all takes place while Angela and her twin brother Peter attend a Summer Solstice Themed Reunion at Camp Julian where good friend Julius lives his dream as host and hosts nightly murder mystery dinners that retro in 1980’s slasher killer fashion. After Angela and Peter reminisce with old friends and settle in during a Solstice Feast, Camp Julian Employee Fred turns up dead which causes suspicion of what is real or what is part of the show.

As the evening continues, friends are haunted by their own fears which are heightened by poisoned hallucinations. Angela herself, is fearful of death since she found Julius’s mother’s murdered corpse twenty-four years ago, and she is chased by a hallucinated apparition of Julius’s mother. While fears are faced and others vanish, old friends meet up and accuse one another of foul play. As friends seek for the missing and others are captured, Angela stumbles upon and uncovers truths about Julius and his family then she is attacked and injured by a mysterious entity shortly after.

While on the run and to Angela’s horror, in a nearby cave she finds corpses of her missing friends displayed. Now, with time running out, Angela must overcome her own fear of death by looking death in the eyes as she confronts all mysterious entities to survive, or if Angela does not overcome her fear, she will not have the strength to defeat these mysterious entities, and she will not be at peace when the inevitable comes.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror/Mystery/Thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The objective of “Solstice” is not only to thrill and intrigue the audience but to remind everyone how circles change. Inner circles of friends and family who we spend free time with changes over the years for many reasons. Not only circles change but people due as well. “Solstice” is important to me because my own circle of acquaintances have changed time and time again due to much. I am the right person to write “Solstice” because I once moved on from a certain circle, since I have changed, stayed focused, and I have earned over 100 writing accolades since my last day of hosting events. Every few years our circles change, but we should never forget those who inspired us along the way or who we once loved that helped us become who we are today.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Intriguing & Suspenseful!

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

I have seen Star Wars A New Hope the most times in my life. I saw A New hope for the first time during a re-release in 1981 with my dad before Empire was released. The first image of Darth Vader walking down the corridor of the Tantive IV still strikes and inspires me today! This was the first image I had ever seen on screen, I was 3 years old.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Since August of 2020

Accolades won since: Winner of Best Horror Screenplay for the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival. Semi-Finalist in the 2020 Horror-Fest Festival, The Industry Next IV Contest, and Lit Scare Horror International Official Selection. Flight Deck Festival Semi-Finalist & Best Feature Screenplay. Of recent, Hollywood Blood Horror Contest Semi-Finalist & Award Winner. 2021’s The Industry Next Finalist & Your Script Produced Season 2 Nominee.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written six Award Winning Screenplays since August of 2019, a total of 107 screenwriting accolades.

8. What is your favorite song?

My favorite song is Knights in White Satin which reminds me of my father in-law Phil Johnson who passed away in 2012. He visited me often afterwards in my dreams and told me we should mourn him by enjoying every tomorrow because tomorrow is something he did not have anymore. From this point we upped the ante in life and hosted events, traveled, and back to writing I went. Hence my core belief of “Embrace Yesterday, Live Today, and Plan for A Better Tomorrow!”

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Working a full-time job and writing at the same time is always a challenge!

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passion about traveling as well, walking trails, and taking in the beautiful sights this world has to
offer.

11. You entered your screenplay via Film-Freeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

My experience through Film-Freeway has been nothing less than exceptional!

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Feedback was extremely helpful, and I have addressed notes since and scores have gone up and awards have been earned!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Angela: Julie Sheppard
Peter/Julius: Steven Rizzo
Fred/Thomas: Allan Michael Brunet
Amy: Kyana Teresa
Clayton: Andy Kamp
Ken: Bill Poulin