Interview with Screenwriter KD Farris (LOVE NEVER SLEEPS)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

KD Farris: It’s the story of a woman whose magical view of the Universe as a child, crosses into her present reality. It’s about the way in which our childhood view can be a more accurate portrayal of who we are boundaries in her adulthood, pathing the way for her return to what’s most important in life.

The sanity in believing in oneself beyond what is possible.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Romance
Romantic Fantasy
Magical Realism
Drama

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

Love Never Sleeps is a return to the old style Romantic films. It looks at romantic fulfillment being instigated by personal fulfillment instead of the other way around. Romantic films, so many people’s favorites, are hard to come by these days. Set aside a decade ago.

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

Love Story

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

I have to say, it’s a tie between, The Philadelphia Story, You’ve Got Mail, Same Time, Next Year, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir & Local Hero. There’s an insight into my inner workings!

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

It started as an idea with nothing else Two Years. But I’ve had the idea for as long as I can remember.

7. How many stories have you written?

Four complete (but still polishing, does that ever end?): Sonny & Jake, Threshold, Love Never Sleeps, and What My Grandmother Taught Me About the Universe (as well as the novel I authored from which it’s adapted). One treatment: View Finder and two scripts in process Tin Drum, and Gentleman’s Affair.

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

I have a playlist I’ve been cycling the last ten years. Again, with ties, they are Crazy by and All the Women in the World Goodnight Moon and Thomas Dolby’s version of I Scare Myself which you’ll recognize from the script.

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

The greatest obstacle has been that of skill and experience. I learned to rewrite with this project. How to say NO to some comments and how to ask for help when I realized I didn’t’ have the skills to move forward, especially when I agreed with the feedback I was getting.

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

C.G. Jung, Liminal Space, Huskies, Meditation, and Travel.

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

Besides being easy and straightforward, it introduced me to contests I would have otherwise not known. Like WILDsound

Watch the Screenplay Reading:


Kimberly, still grieving the loss of her parents, has given up on love, but when her childhood hero comes to life in the form of the man of her dreams, she discovers the path to her true self is even more important than the one to true love.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Candace (F): Mandy May Cheetham
Little Kimberly (F): Cassandra Guthrie
Edward (M): Steve Rizzo
Annabelle: Miriam Capper
Dahvin: Allan Michael Brunet

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