Interview with Screenwriter Frank Baruch (WHERE KOMAINU CRY)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a group of samurai who must rescue their master from a heavily guarded fortress, but in doing so they must test their honor and humility beyond the bounds of their code.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

Because we need a modern day rendition of Akira Kurosawa’s, The Men Who Tread on the Tigers Tail, and a proper, Ronin 47, that doesn’t delve into fantasy.

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

Bloody fun

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

The Godfather

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

Roughly 4 months.

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?)

No preference

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

The passing of my father to Congestive Heart Failure due to his alcoholism. New Job. New lifestyle.

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

My health.

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

So far so good.

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

I know for a fact I’m sitting on something entertaining and original. It’s time for the world to see that we can offer the film industry something more than just franchises, reboots and remakes.

To rescue their master from a heavily protected Japanese fortress, a group of samurai must test their honor and humility beyond the bounds of their code.


Uesugi: John Leung
Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham
Kikiyamo: Liam Kinahan
Tensu: Adrian Currie

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:


By matthewtoffolo

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

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