Interview with Screenwriter Nicholas Julius (MYTHATANIA)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Nicholas Julius: MYTHATANIA – The Adventures of Erin, Owen and the Mythfitz:

Feature script/Books:Scottish siblings, Erin and Owen Macdonald, are swallowed by The Loch Ness Monster and brought to the magical land of Mythatania where all creatures heard of in Myth and Folklore have gone to escape the outside world. There they meet THE MYTHFITZ, a group of mythical youngsters, Unee the Unicorn, Pegora the Pegasus, Frost the Yeti, and Salandra the Sasquatch, and embark on a wonderful adventure.

(Animation/live action script with merchandising potential, 6 children’s books, and a full length novel. Best Animated feature script – The International family Film Festival, BEST SCRIPT – The Beverly Hills Film Festival. WINNER – KIDSFIRST ! Film Festival 99/100 rating. Quarterfinalist in Nicholls 2014, Best Family script – American Screenwriting Awards – Winner, The Nashville FF – Best animated script – Winner – Best Animation script, the Oaxaca FF)

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Animation, family. 4 quadrant entertainment.

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

Because different kids will identify with different characters. They will also learn friendship, trust, embracing individuality and teamwork to solve a problem.

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

Sheer entertainment.

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

Casablanca.

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

1st draft was 3 years ago, novel completed this year, 1st children’s book published 2 months ago, 1st short film completed last December.

7. How many stories have you written?

8 feature scripts, 2 TV pilots, one sitcom pilot, 12 short scripts, 2 novels, 12 children’s books, 5 short films. My latest live action film starring Michael Kenneth Williams THE DEVIL GOES DOWN has made 92 FF’s, won 29 awards (you can check imdb) my latest animated film ERIN, OWEN AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER, 14 FF’s, 8 awards.

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

THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA, for obvious reasons.

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

Trimming it down.

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

Acting, working on film sets.

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

They are amazing, I have become mostly exclusive to them for submitting my films and scripts.

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

The feedback was great, and the staged reading hit a lot of fine notes. INFERNO THE PHOENIX particularly.

Screenplay Reading: 

Scottish siblings, Erin and Owen Macdonald, are swallowed by The Loch Ness Monster and brought to the magical land of Mythatania where all creatures heard of in Myth and Folklore have gone to escape the outside world. There they meet THE MYTHFITZ, a group of mythical youngsters and embark on a wonderful adventure.

CAST LIST:

Owen: John Marcucci
Erin: Zena Driver
Inferno: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Cassandra: Corinne Sutton-Smith
Salandra: Cassandra Guthrie
Unee: Sam Fazli

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