Interview with Screenwriter Thomas Thorpe (LOST PLANET)

1. What is your screenplay about?

discovery of an ancient memory device takes a reporter to a planet about to collide in the early solar system.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science fiction, thriller

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

lessons from a unique time period provide revelation and warning for the present day.

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

Never safe

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


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

six months

7. How many stories have you written?

Seven published historical thrillers, nine Sci-fi screenplays

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

Imagine – Lennon, I have a dream – ABBA

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

creating lead character arc

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

astronomy, technology, mysteries, golf. sports, art

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

Excellent. I would recommend their services to anyone.

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

Won a read several years ago with an historical thriller.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

SCI-FI Festival Best Scene Script Reading: LOST PLANET, by Thomas Thorpe from Wildsound Festival on Vimeo.

Following discovery of a nanometer-sized memory storage device within an asteroid fragment, a scientist hastens to understand holograms left on a doomed planet and is horrified to learn that Earth is about to encounter a similar fate.

Narrator: Julie Sheppard
Sydney: Allison Kampf
Jess: Steve Rizzo
Taller One/Nabiel: Allan Michael Brunet
Editor: Matthew Camp

Writer Biography – Thomas Thorpe

Thomas Thorpe was the Project Manager of NASA’s highly successful Mars Global Surveyor Mission – conducting day to day operations of a spacecraft in Mars orbit for nine years. In addition to managing Mars Missions, he has published seven best-selling mystery thrillers which he has adapted into screenplays. As a screenwriter, he has placed and won over 20 film festivals including 5 wins for Escape to Planet B346.

By matthewtoffolo

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

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