Interview with Winning Screenwriter Aimee Pitta (Becoming Elizabeth)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Aimee Pitta: Elizabeth has settled her entire life, especially when it comes to love, but what if a little magic could change the past, present and the future? When Elizabeth gets caught in a lightening storm, unknown to her, her love life and career hinge on the key moments of her 20’s, 30’s and 50’s, as they play out in parallel and ultimately merge into her true destiny.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dramedy by way of magic realism.

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

Because it’s unique, compelling, funny and heartwarming and it’s a concept so many people can relate too in terms of the paths they’ve chosen for their lives and it has strong, dynamic female roles.

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

Unique, fun.

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

Stranger Than Fiction, Last Chance Harvey

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

2 years

7. How many stories have you written?

Too many to count.

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

Come Rain Or Come Shine.

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

Took a while to figure out the time frame and streaming the high concept so that it wasn’t confusing.

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

Education, pet rescue.

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

First time using it, was easy.

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

I thought I’d take a chance and I think it paid off.

Elizabeth is a woman who has settled her entire life, especially when it comes to love. But what if a little magic could change the past, the present, and the future? In this Romantic Fantasy we simultaneously follow Elizabeth in her 20s, 30s, and 50s as the key moments of her life intertwine and ultimately merge into her true destiny.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Random Student/Frank: Shawn Devlin
Elizabeth: Victoria Urquart
Charles: Sean Ballantyn

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