Interview with Screenwriter David Sabbath (53 Hours In Harpers Ferry)

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s actually a tribute to the cleverly composed, thriller movies of Alfred Hitchcock set in the historic Village of Harpers Ferry, WV.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

I think it’s a very different kind of screenplay with many colorful characters.

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

Cleverly written.

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

That’s a tough one. I think like any writer, there are many.

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

This particular screenplay took about five months to write.

7. How many stories have you written?


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

Gimme Shelter and Suspicious Minds.

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

There were a lot of dots to connect. I think any mystery is like that.

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

Life. People. Equality.

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

Great platform!

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

I’ve entered this festival before.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Hannah Davenport is having a “good news, bad news” kind of day: A stranger appears in the haunted village of Harper’s Ferry and could be the father she never knew. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he could also be a cold-blooded killer.

Narrator; Allison Kampf
Hanna: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sunday: Sean Ballantyne

By matthewtoffolo

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

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