Interview with Screenwriter M.W. Hogan (DEADWEIGHT)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? M.W. Hogan: Technically, it’s about a narcolepsy specialist doctor finding herself in an awkward position while having an intimate affair with a patient. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Comedy 3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? It’s a one-page script; ideal for… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter M.W. Hogan (DEADWEIGHT)

Interview with Screenwriter Brendan O’Connell (PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Brendan O’Connell: It is about a woman attempting to get her husband’s murder investigated in an Ireland where the criminal justice system has been privatised. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Black comedy, film noir, crime. 3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? Because… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Brendan O’Connell (PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS)

Interview with Screenwriter Heather Farlinger (NO GOOD DEED)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Heather Farlinger: My screenplay is based on the life of Oliver Wellington Sipple, who was a decorated marine and wounded Vietnam veteran with PTSD, who heroically saved the life of President Ford from an assassin’s bullet. The would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, actually fired twice, and Mr. Sipple… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Heather Farlinger (NO GOOD DEED)

Interview with Screenwriter Steve Sterling (THE YOUNGEST DOUGHBOY)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Steve Sterling: A 12-year-old boy schemes to become a soldier and succeeds. Passing as an adult, he is shipped to France to fight in WWI. The film follows Ernest Wrentmore’s real-life journey and is based on his memoir. Barely trained, hardly equipped, and ineptly led due to lack of… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Steve Sterling (THE YOUNGEST DOUGHBOY)

Interview with Screenwriter Faye Upton (OUTRIDER)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Faye Upton: In the fictional world of Panthé, mankind has toppled the gods. Now, centuries after the Overthrow, magic and science have become indistinguishable from each other. Technology from artillery to airships runs on a mysterious toxic substance called floxx. The titular Outriders are a quasi-military order of diplomats,… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Faye Upton (OUTRIDER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jay Strong (GREEN ACRES)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Jay Strong: About 25 minutes long… it’s about a couple finally making a personal connection to their new community. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Comedy. 3. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV SHOW? Because it’s a clever take on a familiar story… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jay Strong (GREEN ACRES)

Interview with Winner Screenwriter Greg Emmerth (PALMETTO)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Greg Emmerth: On a basic level, a wayward son returns home for his mother’s birthday. On a slightly deeper level, it’s about how people allow the past, and past grievances and holding onto pain for far too long, to hobble their present lives. 2. What genres does your… Continue reading Interview with Winner Screenwriter Greg Emmerth (PALMETTO)

Interview with Screenwriter Federico Vicino (Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Federico Vicino: Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist is about a dark horse candidate running for a seat in Missouri’s House of Representatives. Set on the heels of a near-apocalyptic nuclear winter, his platform is to fuse the best characteristics of capitalism and socialism to help the common person realize… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Federico Vicino (Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist)

Interview with Screenwriter Danica Edelbrock (SHADOW DANCE)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Danica Edelbrock: Shadow Dance is about a young woman finding her way in a fast city. She slows down to enjoy the subtle beauty of nature around her, transforming her life moving forward. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Shadow Dance is a drama. 3. Why… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Danica Edelbrock (SHADOW DANCE)

Interview with Screenwriter Bennett Weinschenk (FOR BLOOD)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Bennett Weinschenk: Well, beside the obvious rescue mission, I’d say the film is about familial love, and learning how to be vulnerable. That it’s okay to show love as a vulnerable thing; it’s not something you need to protect yourself from. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Bennett Weinschenk (FOR BLOOD)