Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?
Space-time traveling, aliens, and UFOs.
2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It already has a built-in, global audience(fans of aliens/UFOs are all over the world and this topic is the #! best seller topic next to sex). This show is about our contemporary society set in a futuristic world and in a time that is not dystopian. Much like the magic of Harrry Potter, The Terran Chronicles fulfill a desire for exceeding one’s condition through spacetime traveling and being able to alter history for the common good.
4. How would you describe this script in two words?
5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
The Lord of the Rings. Tens of times until I stopped counting.
6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
A couple of years.
7. How many stories have you written?
A few tens of stories that will be published in various books.
8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Adapting from book format with lost of details to script format with less details and more action.
10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Reading and traveling.
11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?
Awesome experience, this festival it’s not just about accepting submissions but also promoting writers’ work. Few festivals do that for competition entrants.
12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
Since my script is in the SF genre I thought it’d be the perfect match for the festival theme. The feedback notes very very useful so I can improve my script writing skills.
In the 21st century, by the old chronology, planet Terra went through radical changes that caused the landmass and the oceans to merge and realign into a new geography. This event is known in the history of New Terra as “The Ascension’’.
Many people didn’t live through it; some were rescued by friendly extraterrestrials, others were enslaved by hostile aliens and displaced them to distant planets that would serve as hard labor colonies. One of the captured Terrans, a miner named Vis N 91,077 escapes slavery and returns to his planet of origin.
He goes beyond frontiers, crosses the galaxy and meets new friends – Terrans and aliens; aboard their ships, he tours worlds. Spacetime traveling is now available to Vis and he becomes a well-trained chronotraveler.
From the Moon to the Earth, from the future to the past and back again, Vis discovers his native world anew. When he realizes that, in order to save his own future he has to change everyone’s past, he sets out on a personal journey in an attempt to alter the course of history.
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Jeanie – Katelyn Varadi
Vis – Omar Aufi
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.