Interview with Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay Writer – Auriga Ifill (SID)

Watch the August 2017 Winning Short Screenplay.  What is your screenplay about? SID – Prologue is about an artificial intelligence tasked with reintroducing human life, after the human race is eradicated by a virus. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Sci-Fi/Drama. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? From one perspective I… Continue reading Interview with Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay Writer – Auriga Ifill (SID)

Interview with LGBT TV Pilot Screenplay Winner – Jess Harris DiStefano (THE DISAPPEARANCE)

Jess Harris DiStefano is the August 2017 Winning LGBT screenplay writer.  What is your TV Pilot screenplay about? The Disappearance is an hour long drama about a charming young sports writer, whose secret past comes back to haunt him when he accidentally stumbles upon the whereabouts of his long lost father and two younger siblings.… Continue reading Interview with LGBT TV Pilot Screenplay Winner – Jess Harris DiStefano (THE DISAPPEARANCE)

Interview with Winning Student TV PILOT Screenplay Winner – K. Wayman Dodd (EVERHART)

K. Wayman Dodd is the August 2017 STUDENT Screenplay Winner.  What is your TV screenplay about? In modern-day Chicago, a rebellious college freshman discovers magic and lands herself and her over-protective brother in the middle of a magical mob war. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV SHOW? In the vein of TRUE… Continue reading Interview with Winning Student TV PILOT Screenplay Winner – K. Wayman Dodd (EVERHART)

Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer George M. Johnson (PEACE PLEDGE)

Watch the August 2017 Winning Feature Screenplay at the WILDsound Corporate Festival.  Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? George M. Johnson: A disillusioned First World War veteran, challenged by a reckless Anglican priest, reluctantly fights for peace against fascists in 1930s Britain, losing both friends and family but gaining a second chance in love.… Continue reading Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer George M. Johnson (PEACE PLEDGE)

Interview with writer/actor James McDougall (WALKING SUPPLY)

James’ short film “WALKING SUPPLY” was awarded “Best Cinematography” at the May 2017 CANADIAN Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? James McDougall: I was reading about Russian history in the wee hours of the morning and stumbled across some terrifying true stories. During Stalin’s regime, when two prisoners would escape… Continue reading Interview with writer/actor James McDougall (WALKING SUPPLY)

Interview with director/writer Kurt Voelker (The Whole New Everything)

It was an honor to chat with the talented writer/director who is  having a busy 2017. He co-wrote the upcoming animated feature “Rock Dog” (Voiced by Luke Wilson, JK Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black), and later this year his feature film “The Whole New Everything” will be playing at a cinema near you. A film… Continue reading Interview with director/writer Kurt Voelker (The Whole New Everything)

Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Bronwyn Szabo

Bronwyn Szabo’s short film played at the December 2016 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival to great success as the audience really responded to the movie. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Bronwyn Szabo: I was motivated to make this film because I was hooked on the story of this woman moving on from… Continue reading Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Bronwyn Szabo

Interview with Screenwriter Maria Nation (A Street Cat Named Bob, Salem Witch Trials)

It was an honor to chat with the very talented screenwriter Maria Nation. For any new or up and coming screenwriter, this interview is a must read as she gives a lot of insight on her profession and what it takes to succeed in Hollywood. Enjoy! Matthew Toffolo: Tell us about “A Street Cat Named… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Maria Nation (A Street Cat Named Bob, Salem Witch Trials)

Interview with Screenwriter Ryan Katzer (JACK IS PRETTY)

Ryan Katzer’s written short film “JACK IS PRETTY” was the winner of Best Film at the July 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival.  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ryan Katzer: None of us had made a film. Jarek had the equipment. I had the script. Why not? We had to start somewhere with Indy film, and… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Ryan Katzer (JACK IS PRETTY)

Interview with Screenwriter Simon Kelton (Eddie the Eagle)

First, go online and find as many great screenplays to the movies you have loved and read them carefully. They are often even better than the movie itself. Read classics, read genre, read Oscar winning scripts and the very latest releases. If you then discover you love reading them and feel both a burning desire to give it a go as well as a deep-seated belief that you have visions in your mind that you must share with the world then give it a try. Do not be falsely attracted by any perceived glamour or a quick and easy road to riches. There is no industry in the world more competitive, more confusing, more seductive, and more full of brilliant talent that has yet to find its moment in the sun. Be wary, be strong, be realistic, and then be bold.