Interview with Screenwriter Kevin Mounce (THE MODEL LISA)

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1. What is your screenplay about?

Logline – A foul-mouthed and full-figured hairdresser finds a little success in the world of modeling, but soon discovers there’s only one thing that grows faster than her waistline – her ego.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

I’ve always been a huge Will Ferrell fan and wanted to see how that character would play as a full-figured female in the world of modeling. I cannot be alone.

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

Comedy bronze

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

Involuntarily – Christmas Vacation (wife watches it every year at Christmas). Voluntarily – Titanic (favorite movie)

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

Too long. Off and on for over a decade.

7. How many stories have you written?

10 features, handful of shorts and TV episodes

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

Your Body’s Callin’ – R. Kelly.

I know, I’d judge me too…

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

Finishing wasn’t bad. It was the restart that was tough. Couldn’t crack the story the first time, so it got shelved for years before I gave it another shot.

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

Lifting weights

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

Incredible site and a must for new screenwriters/filmmakers. Very easy to navigate/submit and filled with great info. I don’t know how things were done without it.

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

I wanted to enter a reputable LA competition that was just for comedies to see how the script stacked up. The feedback was freakin’ great, actually. Very fair, thoughtful, appropriate and spot on. Honestly, best competition I’ve entered.


By matthewtoffolo

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

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