Interview with Screenwriter Devin Klos (ENERGY)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Devin Klos: Lea has suffered a breakup and is trying to make sense of it to the waitress who has come to take her order.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It would best be described as a story about relationships and maybe a bit of comedy for the reveal at the end.

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

It’s a great jumping off point for a story or the capper to one. I wanted to write something that could seem to be at any point in a given character’s life.

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

Relationship Reflection

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

Almost certainly Raiders of The Lost Ark

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

I’d been kicking around the idea for a few weeks and finally decided to make it a reality and not just an idea in my head.

7. How many stories have you written?

Far too many to count. A handful of which I actually have kept, most I write, re-read and discard immediately.

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

Into The Mystic. Though I can can say that I had Why Woman by Glen Hansard on repeat as I was writing this piece.

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

Mostly just feeling like anything is actually finished. Like most writers I could write and re-write FOREVER, so a deadline helps and you just have to give in to it.,

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

Filmmaking, music and Liverpool FC. It’s been a goal of mine (no pun intended) to catch a match at Anfield sometime in 2020.

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

Very much like Film Freeway, have used it for several films already and am very very glad it has become more or less the standard for everything submission wise.

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

I submit work mostly to put it out into the world. All feedback so long as its honestly offered is important to me and it makes me a better writer and performer. Thanks for considering my work!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Introspective, Relationships\

A woman, LEA, after a breakup, tries to make sense of it at a neighborhood diner.


NARRATION – Rebecca MacDonald
Leah – Tracy Rowland


By matthewtoffolo

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

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