Interview with Screenwriter Andrew John Cahill-Lloyd (CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT)

1. What is your screenplay about?

It is essentially a look into childhood sexual abuse and the way it changes different people in different ways. One character uses it to draw the strength to help others. One is a twisted individual that believes the world owes him a favour. Two main characters live it and change with it. One character has blocked his abuse. It effects his life greatly without any memory of it. It is a male heavy cast because most of the abuse spoken of or portrayed is male on male.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Police procedural Drama

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

To help others that need it. Unveiling and starting the conversation for so many boys and men that struggle without support.

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

Confronting. Dark.

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

Finding Nemo

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

2 years

7. How many stories have you written?


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

Varies daily. LOL. Today it’s Linkin Park In the End

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

Motor Racing

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

It varies greatly depending on the festival chosen. Some will take your money and you never hear from them. Others give valuable feedback that will help hone your craft.

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

Valuable and constructive

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Children of The Night is essentially four intertwined stories and their crossover points. Story Arc 1: Senior Detective Sergeant Phillip “Phil” Dobson and Senior Detective Sergeant Li Ma “Turbo” Zhang are detectives with the Newcastle Homicide Squad. They are inseparable childhood friends, and an LGBTIQ+ love story for the ages.


Narrator: Val Cole
Dobson/Levi: Shawn Devlin
Mother/Donna: Hannah Ehman
Turbo/Toby: Sean Ballantyne
Keith/David: Steve Rizzo
Dawn/Olly: Kyana Teresa

By matthewtoffolo

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

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