Interview with Screenwriter Monty C. Floyd (WHO KNEW?)

1. What is your screenplay about?

* WHO KNEW? is the story about a Hollywood A-lister falling for a spunky political press secretary.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

* Romantic comedy.

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

* WHO KNOW? is timely because of the craziness in the political arena. It showcases politics and DC in a fresh light — DC at Christmastime. Love is in the air. Plus, having Hollywood’s biggest stars fall for a political girl is a world which hasn’t been explored.

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

* Politics romanticized.

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

* That’s a tie between Godfather one and two.

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

* I have been working on WHO KNEW? on-off for seven years. It’s been a work in progress that has thankfully come together in a story I believe is ready to be seen.

7. How many stories have you written?

* I have written ten feature scripts, five polished, which have placed in 15 contests this year, and four children’s books currently on Amazon.

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

* I greatly enjoy music. It’s difficult to say ‘favourite’ song, but one I listen to often is, ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac.

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

* I suppose the obvious obstacles writer’s encounter: Is the story strong? Will audiences respond? Is the character’s arc believable? Why can’t I write anything today?

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

* My children. I am a proud father of three, Tristan (11), Conrad (7) and Gabriella (2).

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

* Good

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

* I was thrilled to discover a ‘Romance’ film contest on ISA, and knew instantly I must submit WHO KNEW? Of course, I’m happy with the script’s feedback — I won!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Hope finds unexpected love in Washington D.C..

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Hope: Kyana Teresa
Dan/Howard: Geoff Mays
Audra: Julie Sheppard

By matthewtoffolo

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

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