Interview with Screenwriter Suzanne Lutas (INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Suzanne Lutas: It’s about a kid who becomes a trendy designer overnight. She must then learn to navigate through the cut-throat world of fashion with only the help of her working-class single mom, and her imaginary friend, a talking magazine cut-out of her favorite supermodel.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A 30-minute comedy TV series aimed at a female audience: young girls and their mothers.

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

It’s time that little girls see a side of the fashion business that embraces creativity and individuality while bringing the fun, escapism and wish-fulfillment that they love so much. The message is not to become a part of the façade, but to be yourself. And also, to tell mothers to never underestimate their baby girl’s dreams.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?
This is the story of a kid realizing her potential and fighting to claim her space in the fashion world. She will learn from her flaws and failures. As she will get into crazy adventures in a world of shallow people and will narrowly burn her wings in the spotlights of Madison Avenue, ZOE SANDER’s journey will nevertheless be about being creative, perseverant and authentic to herself.

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

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey.

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

4 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Three feature scripts. One Half-hour comedy TV Pilot, and a short script.

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

Al green’s Let’s Stay Together.

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

I had to edit out a lot for the sake of pacing.

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

I’m the vocal lead in a Jazz band. I also paint and craft costume jewelry.

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

I’m completely satisfied with Film Freeway as a user-friendly contest submission platform site.

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

My previous, positive experience with a different script convinced me to enter the festival again. As for the initial feedback I received, I’ll have to think about the piece of advice I was given to turn that TV Pilot into a movie.
 

Genre: Family, Comedy, Animation.

When a kid becomes a trendy designer overnight, she must learn to navigate through the cut-throat world of fashion with only the help of her working-class single mom, and her imaginary friend, a talking magazine cut-out of her favorite supermodel.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Lily: Rachel Rain Packota
Zoe: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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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