Interview with Screenwriter Stephen Glickman (TAGS)

1. What is your screenplay about?

Animal rights are human rights.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action and drama.

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

Entertain, provoke, inform, motivate.

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

Provocative empowerment.

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

Edge of Tomorrow.

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

8 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

1 screenplay (Tags), 2 outlines, 3 basic ideas in my head, ~8 short films, 1 documentary, 5 poetry books, 1 philosophy book.

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

Recently You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Love You Live.

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

Negativity from Vancouver Film School.

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

Vote sizing, Stringy.AI, producing movies and my daughter.

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

Very easy and convenient but without self-promotion awards go unnoticed.

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

Your title and passion to help artists beyond just the awards. Feedback was really good and useful. I wish there was some recognition to marketability because my experience is that rejectors like to play marketability off of story (good story, no market or good market but story needs work) and I believe my project has both (see attachments).

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

A young woman abandons her dying mother to free laboratory animals; capturing the world’s attention and forever changing the vivisection industry (based on real events)…


Narration: Steve Rizzo
Sarah: Hannah Ehman
Marcu: Bill Poulin

By matthewtoffolo

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

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