Interview with Screenwriter Joe Capucini (PERMISSION)

What is your screenplay about?

Still suffering from an unimaginable tragedy, a married couple is challenged with an unexpected opportunity.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Narrative Drama

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

I believe it has a unique story that has an event and perspective rarely seen.

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

New Beginnings

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

The Godfather Part 2 immediately comes to mind, but I never actually counted.

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

It started as a one act stage play in 2016. I started to convert it to a short film script in 2019.

7. How many stories have you written?

So far, only three.

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

The Best Is Yet To Come (Sinatra version)

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

Eliminating doubt. Applying everyone’s opinion. Adjusting the dialogue from a stage style to a film style. Tightening the words, using fewer words that have the same impact.

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

I am a trained actor and will always identify myself as such. Since moving to LA from Ohio in 2014, I have wanted to understand all aspects of “the industry”. So, I have acted in projects, directed a short film, and now have written a short film screenplay. I feel better rounded than I did 5 years ago. But acting will always be my passion, now and forever.

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

My experience has been very very positive. I am grateful it exists and appreciate the success I have experienced using it.

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

I liked the format of the festival and especially was interested in the possibility of hearing the words spoken by others. My internal ear is one thing, but hearing another speak the lines is something very beneficial. For that, I am grateful.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Still suffering from an unimaginable tragedy, a married couple is challenged with an unexpected opportunity.

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Ethan: Sean Ballantyne
Ashley: Julie Sheppard


By matthewtoffolo

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

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