Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Cherry Glazed is about about a small town crime boss who has to go clean up her sabordinates mess and she really hates messes.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime Drama

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

It’s a fun, witty, crime drama with a strong female lead that uses her wit over brawn for most of her actions.

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

Wet and Sticky

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

Goodfellas

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

I first wrote a flash story, which I then adapted. Time from starting to write flash story to script was 2.5 years, but I was also moving countries, traveling, and had many many months gap between. Actual time spent writing or researching, I’d say about 60 hours.

7. How many stories have you written?

Too many to count.

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

I don’t really have a favorite song. I find I always love hearing Cream’s Sunshine of Your Love in film soundtracks. Definitely adds to my love of Goodfellas.

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

When I moved back to the states, I’ve been bouncing around a bit. I’d say stability was the only obstacle.

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

Filmmaking in general, photography, and an avid reader.

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

FilmFreeway has stepped up the platform game by providing a clear, clean platform that makes it easy for filmmakers, writers, and festivals to navigate and find what they’re looking for.

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

It’s always nice to obtain feedback from someone who isn’t close to you. I’m lucky enough to have some great fimmaking professional friends who provide me honest, constructive feedback, but having an outsde perspective from that is still really useful. The feedback from WildSound was thorough and constructive. Definitely saw some of the points made. Was also a great opportunity for me to reflect on some of the choices I made whilst I wrote the script, and was able to respond back and explain why I made the choices I had. Having that back and forth really allows one to truly understand their work to a deeper level and also share those deeper choices with another.

Genre: Drama, Crime

A crime boss is forced to get her hands dirty to clean up her subordinates mess when they fail to handle a job.

CAST LIST:

Charlotte: Jennifer Vallance
Mark: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Olivia Jon
Rachel: Lesley Ballantyne
Joe:  Allan Cooke

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