Interview with Screenwriter Janet Caulfield (THE SOCIAL POLICE)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Janet Caulfield: This Sci-Fi pilot Streamer is about an FBI agent named Logan who patrols the social network twenty years in the future. The story centers around the trials and tribulations of his encounters with criminals and law enforcement of the social network. The Sci-fi part of the story is predicated on how the agents use advanced weapons, holographic computers and most importantly Artificial Intelligence. It’s a whirlwind action packed thriller set in New York and Washington DC .

There are subtle sub themes throughout the screenplay, like the friendships and relationships that develop between the characters. For example, the
buddy bond between the FBI agent Logan and the Bitcoin Mining CEO. There’s also a romance that develops between Logan and Chloe, an agent
he meets in the research center that he takes under his wing.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi / Thriller

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

The Social Police should be made into a movie because I think it would appeal to Trekkies and streamers like The Expanse and Jack Ryan.
I think it would draw millennials because there are many scenes between the Social Police agents, and younger entrepreneurs such as the
Bitcoin Mining CEO where they learn to respect each other and their different life experiences. There’s a lot of action, twists and
turns in the plot that would keep an audience interested.

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

Riveting / Provocative

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

Contact. I used to be hooked on Hitchcock films like Rear Window and North by Northwest, but lately I’ve been intrigued with the late great Carl Sagan’s
vision of how the science community, politicians and society would react to pure research discoveries. I keep finding new messages each time I watch it.

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

A little over a year.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written about a dozen screenplays.This new Streamer though has preoccupied a lot of my time. I still have 6 more episodes to write.

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

Secret World by Peter Gabriel.

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

None. This is fun for me.

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?

My experiences have all been very positive. Great feedback and response to my
submissions.

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

Outstanding. I think what influenced me to enter the festival is the creativity and professionalism of the actors and posts by Wildsound and the LA FilmFreeway festival. I’ve been following Wildsound, Matthew since I first started writing and have always enjoyed the posts.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Logline: Twenty years from now, an FBI agent patrols the social media. This pilot Streamer has it all. It’s a Sci-Fi buddy thriller genre mix with a dash of comedy. Perfect for a series that could run on any of the streamers Netfix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime, Apple, even Disney, just take out the cussing.

Imagine the world twenty years from now? How will we the (US) police the Social Network? Will it be part of the FBI? CIA? Find out how I see it…in this 10 part series..

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Logan: Geoff Mays
Clarice: Hannah Ehman
Android/Celile: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jerome/Mario: Steve Rizzo

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