Interview with Screenwriter Richard M. Trask (Cosmosis of Worlds)

1. What is your screenplay about?

“Cosmosis of Worlds” presents a solid scientific vision of the continual recurrence of our own human life in further mortal lives, meaning that we live another life as ourselves again and again. The heroes’ quest is to try to communicate this shocking, perhaps dangerous discovery to a firmly skeptical world.

2. What genre?

Science Fiction Thriller

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

It’s a unique contribution to the Science Fiction genre and to the advancement of human knowledge about the significance and destiny of our human species.

4. Describe the script in two words.

Singular. Compelling.

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

“North by Northwest”

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

Five years research, two years writing, three years rewriting and perfecting.

7. How many stories have you written?

About three dozen.

8. What is your favorite song?

“Rock Me Mama Like a Wagon Wheel”

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

An arduous lengthy process from conception to composition, through honing the screenwriting craft in consultation with film industry professionals, and constructing the scientific content by voluminous reading and thorough consultation with scientists in atomic physics and astronomy. The looming challenge is the task of marketing the work.

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

Romance, classical music, fitness, nutrition.

11. Experience with the FilmFreeway submission platform site.

FilmFreeway is an excellent service, couldn’t be better, for submitting scripts to festivals, acquiring laurels, opening up avenues of opportunity. I am very satisfied with it and have accumulated, in the past two years, over a dozen laurels for “Cosmosis of Worlds,” including winning entries in national and worldwide film festivals.

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

This Festival is the right genre for my screenplay. The feedback was extensive and encouraging. I’m highly pleased with the opportunity to have a scene from the script produced in slide format, with professional actors, for the Festival.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Adam Chapman, 1.4 million years ago, on planet Longon, gets hurt in a rock climb and dies during a hernia surgery. His (random) exact replica self, Mark Meyhee, born on Earth in 1989, is also a rock climber. Mark is married to Mary; both are young attractive academic nonscientists. Like Adam Chapman, Mark gets hurt and has a hernia surgery, but he doesn’t die. In anesthesia, he experiences a three-hour time lapse, in effect a time-travel into the future.

Narrator: Geoff Mays
Mark: Sean Ballantyne
Mary: Julie Sheppard

By matthewtoffolo

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

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