Interview with Screenwriter Hoyt Richards (AWAY WITH MY HEART)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Hoyt Richards: Away With My Heart is about a washed up, womanizing, alcoholic country singer is forced to reevaluate his life when he discovers not only is he dying of cancer, but he also has a twenty-year old daughter that he never knew he had.

AWMH is about second chances and how as long as we’re still breathing, there is still an opportunity to change, grow and mend fences.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family, Drama, Country Music

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

“Away With My Heart” is a very moving country music drama that has familiar tropes but develops the characters well enough to rise above the clichés and effectively pulls at the heartstrings. With shades of “Crazy Heart,” “A Star is Born,” and this year’s “Wild Rose,” “Away With My Heart” could definitely…

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