Interview with Winning Screenwriter Virgo Velasquez (2084)

 1. What is your screenplay about?

An adaptation of the George Orwell classic “1984”, in a redux 2084 future, the United Kingdom and United States find themselves under the rule of The Party, which instills a totalitarian regime that engineers human nature to fit its agenda. Winston Smith, who works for the Ministry of Truth as a manufacturer and falsifier of information, stumbles upon a dangerous path once he falls in love with a colleague, and attempts to rally a resistance movement against The Party.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi, Drama.

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

The screenplay and novel interplay a plot that is reflective of current political outcries. The world is relevant to modern day woes, with impressive skylines, sympathetic characters, and large-scale action sequences woven with layers of societal truths.

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

Illusory Truth.

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

Back to the Future, Part II.

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

Started as an idea in High School back in 2006, to depict the Bush Administration and the Patriot Act (aka Big Brother programs) and prompted a full treatment during the 2016 Presidential Election.

7. How many stories have you written?

About a ten complete screenplays, two major novel manuscripts.

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

Dreamer – by Supertramp

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

International copyright from Sony pictures (which own the license). 1984 won’t be in the public domain until 2044.

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

Studying history, watching old movies, filmmaking and working the in film industry as an assistant director.

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

Brilliant. Easy to use. Accessible, resourceful and informative.

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Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is
rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

CAST LIST:

Simon: Charles Gordon
Narration: Angelica Alejandro
O’Brien: Gabriel Darku
Winston Smith: Brandon Knox

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