Interview with Screenwriter Dennis Lee Foster (I.C.U.)

1. What is your screenplay about?

Tensions mount in the ICU as competition for beds and treatment overflow capacity. Overwhelmed and risking their own lives on every shift, the head physician and his staff struggle to cope, while balancing the demands of their personal and professional lives.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

Inspired by true stories, ICU is a TV pilot based on the professional and private lives of the men and women who risk everything to save the critically ill patients in Intensive Care, while battling bureaucracy and self-interest. It is a story that needs to be told, no matter how tense or shocking.

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

Deeply moving

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

La Strada by Frederico Fellini

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

I researched, wrote, and formatted the teleplay in three days.

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written 65 published books, including two bestsellers, and 2,100 articles and stories.

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

“La donna è mobile,” by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by The Three Tenors

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

The reality by far exceeds believability.

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

Art, music, science, Artificial Intelligence

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

I have never had a negative experience with FilmFreeway.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Palmer: Sean Ballantyne
Granger: Geoff Mays
Rawal: Steve Rizzo
Nielson: Allison Kampf


By matthewtoffolo

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

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