Interview with Winning Screenwriter Craig Andrews (UNTIL THE DAY)

July 2018 1st Scene Screenplay Winner.

 
Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Craig Andrews: The story, set in the 1880’s, centers Christine Lockhart who has just graduated from high school. She’s the daughter of a social climbing doctor,
who forces her to court, Arron, the obnoxious son of a business partner and
banker. Christine must fight her father’s greed, his prejudice against the
poorer family of her newfound love, Michael, and her father’s powerful
connections, without him locking her up. Michael intrepidly faces the
obnoxious suitor, Arron’s pals, and tries to overcome his own poverty. As
Christine and Michael fight their own battles, lies put their love to the
test. The doctor’s greed and Christine’s freedom intertwine on the discovery
of gas.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama

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

Some say period genre won’t make money, but in this time where people
are searching for something less than a quart of blood drained before an
anamorphic lens, Until the Day hits that niche. The story deals with the
prejudice of wealthy vs poor and a female lead determined to not be a slave
to her father’s hunger for social status. The issues are relevant to today.

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

Painful love.

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

Original Blade Runner, Original Dune

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

The screenplay was adapted from my novel with major alterations. The
book was published in 10/2017. I started on the first version of the
screenplay 4/2017.

7. How many stories have you written?

Ten published paperbacks.

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

Can’t answer – too much variety, early heavy Peter Paul and Mary,
classical stuff- Beethoven 6th, ABBA, Pink Floyd.

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

Creating realism for the period with emotional connection.

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

Physics

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

Easy and painless, although a bit detached.

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

Timing, feedback, and reputation. Feedback was good.
 

Genre: Drama

It is the spring of 1884 and Christine Lockhart, the daughter of a doctor, has just graduated with dreams of forging her own path in the world, taking charge of her decisions and loving a man of her choosing. Michael Karg, the son of a butcher, has simple ambitions and rose-colored optimism about courting Christine. The cloud on the horizon for both Christine and Michael is Christine’s money-hungry father.

CAST LIST:

Beverly: Zena Driver
Michael: Dorian Shine
Narrator: Val Cole
Christine: Amrit Kaur
Carolyn: Alicia Payne

Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 20-50 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every single month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto, and Los Angeles at least 3 times a month. Go to http://www.wildsoundfestival.com for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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