Interview with Screenwriter Jack Silver (Aurorasaurus)

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a fairy who lives in a world where color and magic are banned, but she defies the rules on a trip to a natural history museum.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Fantasy.

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

Because it’s incredibly cinematic. The grade is part of the story, in a similar way to Pleasantville, but a bit more subtle.

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

Fairy fantasy.

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

Contact. Closely followed by American Beauty, Lady Bird, and Legally Blonde.

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

I wrote it over a weekend.

7. How many stories have you written?

More than I can count. I’ve got about 60 screenplays on my hard drive (most are shorts, but a couple of TV pilots and 2 features). I also write short stories too .. so I’d guess 2-300 stories in total.

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

The song I’ve listened to most in my life is Avril Lagigne’s Sk8r Boi, but that’s mostly because it’s my alarm in the morning so I often end up hearing the first part 2 or 3 times!

My favorite is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata or Inbetweener by Sleeper.

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

This particular one wasn’t too hard to finish. I’ve had others that have been much harder though!!

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

I love reading, films and theatre, but I guess those are all closely related to writing.

What else? I love Formula One, Science, History, Pirates, Fairies, Pop Music, Travel, Blueberries, Bourbon .. and the color teal.

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

I’ve always found it really easy to use. I only started using it recently, but I appreciate the chance to get feedback on my scripts and improve.

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

I was at the London Screenwriters Festival and they were talking about how important competitions can be, so decided to enter some. I was delighted with the feedback I received, and the suggestions for improvements.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

When a timid fairy takes a school trip to a dinosaur museum she must find the courage to fight discrimination from her classmates and bullying teacher in order to bring back color to a colorless world.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Kyana Teresa
BARNABY/SINCLAIR: Steve Rizzo
MISS MALLORY/IRIS: Hannah Ehman
AURORA: Julie Sheppard
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By matthewtoffolo

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

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