Interview with Screenwriter Sina Sultani (BEACON)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Sina Sultani: Beacon follows two women who must fight to retain their memories against a kidnapper desperate to harvest them. It’s a psychological thriller about gender identity and mental illness framed in a unique setting using a non-linear narrative. Co-created and inspired by Maxi Garcia, a prominent member… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Sina Sultani (BEACON)

Interview with Screenwriter J. L. Paxxiel (BTW I’m An Alien)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? J. L. Paxxiel: It’s the parallel life of Trevor Noah within our multiverse and creatively weave things Trevor Noah has said in his podcast, TV show, book, and comedy tours. It touches on diversity and shows the power of a family working together. They are a quirky and… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter J. L. Paxxiel (BTW I’m An Alien)

Interview with Screenwriter Kevin Mongelli (NAILS)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Kevin Mongelli: Jonathan has had a troubled life but has attempted to turn things around. One final decision could change everything. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Drama 3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? Unique story on how a singular decision could… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Kevin Mongelli (NAILS)

Interview with Screenwriter Eileen Wilson (WATCHING)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Eileen Wilson: It’s about free speech and using your voice while you have one. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? I wrote it initially, tongue in cheek, so it’s a comedy-drama monologue. It was initially performed that way at a theatre scratch night and it’s interesting… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Eileen Wilson (WATCHING)

Interview with Screenwriter Monika Naidoo (Proof Positive)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Monika Naidoo: PROOF POSITIVE is about friendship, the belief in basic human kindness, and the power of the human connection. For high school senior Grady Haynes, life doesn’t get much better. A local baseball star with a full scholarship to UCLA, the center of the popular crowd with… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Monika Naidoo (Proof Positive)

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 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)