Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?
Malcolm Carter: It’s story about a little girl, Victoria, who can only speak in hip hop lyrics from the 1990s, and she has the key to saving or destroying the world. Unfortunately, the year is 2050 and nobody really listens to hip hop from the 1990’s anymore, especially our hero, Adam, who is accustomed to more country music. They have to work together to stop a global catastrophe.
2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
I’d say Sci-Fi/Drama with a dose of comedy
3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It’s a story that is a cautionary tale about what might happen in the near future if we are not careful. I try dealing with some hot topic issues of today, and at the same time have it blend with a cool sci-fi story. It’s probably not quite like any movie that I’ve seen out there in a while, at least I think so. I try to blend politics, music, technology and social issues into a sci-fi story that keeps your entertained, which can be a challenge.
4. How would you describe this script in two words?
5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
That’s tough, I really think it’s a tie between Network and Raiders of The Lost Ark. CA: Winter Soldier and Inception are close seconds.
6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Since 2014. It started out as a basic genre film, that I really liked, but I felt it was missing something, so I just put it to the side for awhile. Then the politics of 2016 came about and that was just what the doctor ordered.
7. How many stories have you written?
Too many to count, but actual written full length screenplays totals fourteen and three TV pilots.
8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)
Mariah Carey “Breakdown” with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Trying to find the right songs that Victoria would say that would fit the story. I have many favorite hip hop songs that I wanted to use, but they didn’t fit what was going on in the story, so that was a big obstacle I had to overcome.
10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Filmmaking, I love filmmaking, the process on how a movie is created is really a passion of mine.
11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your
experiences working with the submission platform site?
I enjoy it, it keeps everything in one location and the updates on what’s happening with your project is amazing.
12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings
on the initial feedback you received?
I tend to go for the more independent type vibe festivals. Wildsound definitely has that feel, which I like. The feedback, support and interaction has been top notch, everyone is easy to reach and talk with.
Watch the Screenplay Reading:
In 2050, during a revolution, a government secret agent must protect a young girl who could ultimately end civilization or save the world, only one problem, she only speaks in hip hop lyrics.
Terminal Voice: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Val Cole
Adam: Biden Hall
Imani: Aliya Hamid