Interview with Screenwriter Allonya Payne (CHOCOLATE DROP)

1. What is your screenplay about?

Chocolate drop is about a serial killer who hunts African American women.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

African American fiction / horror

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

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it’s shows the dark side of love for both husband and wife.

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

Dangerous Love

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

School Daze by spike lee

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

I’ve worked on the concept for three days.

7. How many stories have you written?

10 stories/ Screenplays I’m an author as well.

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

The major obstacle with this screen play and many others I wrote is having too much dialogue and no enough action. The version you all have is awesome I finally made action an priority. Usually I have too much dialogue that’s what I’ve been told by plenty of script feedback contests. So this one really helped me with action.

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

I’m very passionate about acting. I love to be in front of the camera.

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

Film freeway is a Good Sent for me. It helps me to understand plenty of different writing styles and how to get my work to the masses in the states and other countries. It’s been helpful.

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

I wanted to take a stab at horror it’s a new genre for me and the feedback helps me grow. My feelings for the feedback was humbling. I also want to know what I can work better on. I’ve written plenty scripts but not all are written professionally and feed back helps me get to that.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Shantel loves her husband Rod but she will soon find out some news that will change her love for him because of his past.


Narrator: Shawn Devlin
Shantel: Hannah Ehman
Rob: Geoff Mays
News Reporter: Sean Ballatyne


By matthewtoffolo

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

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