Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Tomeo (HEART OF GOLD)

 HEART OF GOLD was the June 2018 Winning Comedy Festival Short Screenplay.

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Roberto Tomeo: It is a reflection on the worth of people who have a heart of gold.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dark fairytale

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

Because it would be easily enjoyable and at the same time it could be an inspiration to an emotional audience.

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

Romantic and dark.

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

Probably The Silence of the Lambs.

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

It took me a couple of days to implement the idea which came up to my mind while half-asleep.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written a number of stories. Please read here below a list of the most appreciated.


Logline: In a near future body ageing is blocked thanks to a special elixir that regenerates cells but mass suicides have been taking place.


Given a chance to lose weight, an unhappy young woman discovers that there’s nothing she won’t do to be thin


Andre moves to the countryside to enjoy a quiet life. He gets a heart attack and tries and call the 911, but neither his mobile nor other electronical devices he owns seem to work: they’re all out of order. Will he ever be able to unblock them and thus save his life?

(One actor, one location. Less than that, you die. Of a heart attack, perhaps!)

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

Billie Jean

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

As I’m Italian, my main obstacle was the translation into English.

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

Theatre, dance and guiding drones.

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

Very good. I use Filmfreeway for ninety percent of my submissions.

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

I wanted to experiment new types of writing, such as short and happy stories and it seemed to me that your Festival was the right opportunity to put myself on a line.


Watch Reading:

Genre: Comedy


Narrator: Matt Barnes
Ricky: Jarrod Terrell
Silvia: Kyra Weichert


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox


By matthewtoffolo

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


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