Interview with Screenwriter Eileen Wilson (GINGER SNAP)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Eileen Wilson: A couple of years ago, a certain fashion brand said they’ d refuse entry to anyone ginger. So, I thought ‘Hang about, that’s not on.’ I won’t shop there. (If it was a publicity stunt, they shot themselves in the foot.)

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

It’s fun and has purpose, namely to say ‘Don’t discriminate.’

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

Purposeful and ironic.

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

The fight continues between ‘Calamity…’ and McClane.

6. How long have worked on this screenplay?

With micro-shorts, the idea comes and they are written quite quickly.

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve done a mix of shorts and features but am currently writing sit-com.

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

This week, it’s Elvis ‘Trouble’. So, don’t you mess around with me!

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

Finding the right ending. I tried a few different ideas.

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

I’ll stick with equality.

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

The site is easy to work and they always respond well to feedback.

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

To be honest, it’s nice to hear a live read and I was pleased to be selected.

 Watch the Screenplay Festival:

A Sales Manager discovers that discrimination works both ways.


Security – Brogan Caulfield
Dave – Malcolm Allcorn
Narration – Katelyn Varadi



By matthewtoffolo

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

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