Interview with Winning Student TV PILOT Screenplay Winner – K. Wayman Dodd (EVERHART)

K. Wayman Dodd is the August 2017 STUDENT Screenplay Winner. 

What is your TV screenplay about?

In modern-day Chicago, a rebellious college freshman discovers magic and lands herself and her over-protective brother in the middle of a magical mob war.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV SHOW?

In the vein of TRUE BLOOD and LOST GIRL, EVERHART is a dark fantasy series that explores themes of family, loyalty, power, trauma and recovery. Delving into this secret world of magic and mobsters within today’s Chicago will fascinate audiences, and a brave Latina lead along with a disparate cast of supporting characters will ground this fantastical world in today’s diverse reality.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Kick-ass + Dark

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How many stories have you written?

Too many to count

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

Arsonist’s Lullabye by Hozier

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

A crazy busy final semester of college and writing about issues close to my own experiences

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

Pretty great! Occasionally contests/festivals will get the name of my screenplay wrong because they’ll use FilmFreeway’s Project title instead of the script’s actual title, but other than that, it’s been really helpful.

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

The festival’s low cost plus the feedback plus the table read were all very enticing. The feedback itself was lovely, thoughtful, and very helpful.

WATCH the Winning Screenplay: 


Narrator: Hugh Ritchie

Silvia: Beck Lloyd
Pauline: Julia Baldwin
Neil: Michael Lake
Orville: David Occhipinti
Robin: Alicia Payne
Toby: Nick Wicht



By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival


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