Interview with Winning Screenwriter Andrew Ward (BROWN DOG)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Andrew Ward: Four men who barely know each other carry out a bank heist that goes wrong when an elderly man is killed in the process. The focus following this is on the relationships between the men and whether they can keep their cool.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime/Drama

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

It takes the very popular genre and formula for this type of film, includes the issue of mental health/disability and adds a big, interesting twist to conclude.

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

Tarantino-esque

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

The Dark Knight

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

Surprisingly, this piece only took around four days to complete.

7. How many stories have you written?

14, with a further 15 being worked on.

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

Paycheques & Poetry by Shouting Myke

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

I was given a fairly tight deadline by my Agent (Ian Taylor of Red Door Vision), which I really pushed to achieve and managed well within time.

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

My family, animals and creating videos on YouTube (as Captain No).

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

Absolutely fantastic! I entered my first competition about a year ago and have been nominated for twelve awards in that time.

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

It felt like something a little different and I was intrigued as to how my script would come across when performed. The feedback and communication in general from these guys has been great and I would fully recommend any budding writers to enter the next one.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Logline – Four men rob a bank and kill a man, so will they stay together? – some friends are loyal, others roll over

CAST LIST:

Narration: Ariel Brooker

Simon: Kevin Gabel

Mark: Allen Michael Brunet

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