Interview with Screenwriter Ray Cecire (The Prophecies)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Ray Cecire: A modern day retelling of Macbeth

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller

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

It’s scary, heady and riff’s off a classic.

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

Bold, scary.

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

Too many to pick just one.

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

2 years ( on and off)

7. How many stories have you written?

The Prophecies was my 4th screenplay

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

Too many to pick from.

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

Time, and trying to stay true to the original idea of MacBeth.

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

Music.

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

Excellent.

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

All good. I appreciate the passion and effort on the part of the organizers.

Watch the Screenwriting Readings: 

In this modern day retelling of Macbeth ( in modern English) – Roger Macbey is a ruthless corporate raider who finds his life in a downward spiral when a trio of ancient witches appear to play out a devastating prophecy.

PART 1 Reading

CAST LIST:

Oldest Woman – KAT SMILEY
Townsman – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
NARRATION – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
MacBey – STEVE SWITZMAN
Youngest Woman – JESSICA BOWMER

PART 2 Reading

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
Rodger – STEVE SWITZMAN
Lilly – KAT SMILEY

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