Interview with Screenwriter John Ravitz (THE WRONG CANDIDATE)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

John Ravitz: A Well financed terrorist organization has trained operatives since they were children; when they finally have viable candidate to run for president, the current president sets into motion a plan to put his own successor into the Oval Office.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The Wrong Candidate is a political thriller/action series.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV series?

After the 2016 presidential election, most people would agree that political conventional wisdom was thrown out the window, especially in terms of who the nominees were. Watching The Wrong Candidate will make people forget Trump vs Clinton in a heartbeat. The Wrong Candidate will give viewers a front row seat to the most bizarre and deadly presidential election in this country’s history.

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

Fast paced.

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


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

Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have been writing screenplays for the last four years.

8. What is your favorite song?

New York State of Mind.

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

A full-time job, four kids and other responsibilities.

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

Family, sports, music and reading.

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

No problems at all. I appreciated the updates that you sent.

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

All good!.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

When a well financed domestic terrorist organization which has breed sleeper agents since they were children, finally have a viable candidate to run for president, the current president sets into motion a plan to put his own successor in the Oval Office.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Dorothy (F): Hannah Ehman
Paul (M): Steve Rizzo
Lanky Boy/Man (M): Geoff Mays
Mr. Smith/Voice Over PA (M): Allan Michael Brunet


By matthewtoffolo

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

1 comment

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: