Interview with Winning Screenwriter Tyler G. (FIRE ALARM)

 July 2018 Winning COMEDY Short Screenplay.

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Tyler G.: The screenplay is about a foreigner who must relocate to a new and unfamiliar city after a family crisis. Thrown into this world of confusion, he accidently pulls a fire alarm, which awakens a resolution within himself and those around him.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

comedy, drama

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

This would make an enjoyable movie for it’s humor and surprise, and the theme of human connectivity. The idea that we all need to connect with our fellow humans is a universal story that all people can relate to.

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

funny surprise

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

The empire strikes back

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

A month

7. How many stories have you written?


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

dont have a favorite but I think I listened to that song by beyonce the most because it was always on anytime I turned on the radio.

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

I dont have any obstacles.

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

surfing, drawing

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

I dont recall any experiences, but it seems reasonably convenient to use

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

I just wanted people to read my work so I submitted to a lot of places. This one is particularly interesting in how it’s formatted to do read throughs of the work as a reward. I was very pleased with this festival, and it’s very encouraging to get a sense people care about stories and the work writers do.


Genre: Comedy

When Hamid’s mother dies, he must move to Vancouver to live with Uncle Amir. Uncle Amir reminds him that if we aren’t careful, life may pass us by and we never take for granted those around us. Trapped in a foreign world he does not understand, Hamid unwittingly sets into play a series of events that awaken this very idea in his elderly neighbors.


Ethel: Zena Driver
Marge: Alicia Payne
Narrator: Val Cole
Uncle Amir: Dorian Shine
Manager: Jolly Amoako

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 for more information and to submit your work to the festival.


By matthewtoffolo

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


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