Interview with Screenwriter Paul Frift (SPOTTY: A TORTOISE IN THE ERA OF COVID-19)

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a tortoise during a Covid-19 lockdown …

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Definitely the prison genre …

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

It’s different and there should be more tortoise movie stars …

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

Free Spotty!

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

The Godfather …

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

A year, off and on …

7. How many stories have you written?

Twenty odd …

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

‘Piano Man’ by Billy Joel …

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

My lack of imagination …

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

Watching sport …

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

Really good …

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

The feedback was fantastic – real constructive criticism that I have taken onboard and will use in the next draft …

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Spotty is a tortoise. When Covid-19 arrives, he sees a chance to escape captivity.


Narrator: Val Cole
Spotty: Allan Michael Brunet
Male Prison Guard: Andy Camp


By matthewtoffolo

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

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