Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Maire’s Journey is a journey of a young ladies fight with a rare cancer and the journey she takes us all on as she’s facing her end of life . Along the way she befriends a blind carpenter and small bird named Fern who eventually travels with her remains that are sealed in a small sail boat built by George the carpenter. Along the way we learn about life thorough the many people that encounter Maire , each of these new friends are touched by Maire’s desire to reach the ocean . We witness as these people from all walks of life choose to help Maire reach the ocean.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Hmm I guess adventure / drama

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

We are confident this story will…

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The true story of a maverick airline CEO and a Volkswagen driving hippie, who risk their lives to save discarded mixed race orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action Adventure.

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

To celebrate the human spirit and how ordinary people can change the fate of so many, by doing the right thing at the worst time.

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

Exhilarating and gripping.

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

Braveheart.

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

18 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

One….so far.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The longline is American environmentalists in Mexico run afoul of a drug-smuggling operation, and reporter Jasmine Peterson comes down to assist, only to stumble onto a whole new story – a merman!

In synopsis, the story is about plucky, capable Jasmine Peterson, the social columnist for a major newspaper, who gets her first ‘real’ news assignment and travels to Mexico to investigate the drug arrest of an American who’s working with a renegade group to protect sea creatures from gillnetting. Jasmine poses as a boat mechanic, hires on to their crew and is immediately at odds with the ruggedly handsome captain, Simon. What she unwittingly stumbles upon is another story entirely: Daniel, a merman with a ‘cause’. While Jasmine’s now pursuing the story of a lifetime, she’s also putting together the pieces of a frightening puzzle. The local tuna-canning…

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a group of unscrupulous ghost-hunters that find what they’re looking for… and more.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror.

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

The screenplay embraces our favorite elements from Roger Corman and John Carpenter. We wanted to make a small film, single-location, but with enough drive and intrigue to keep the story moving forward. These types of films are very difficult to write effectively, but when they work… they’re magic.

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

Lynch-Lite.

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

Dr. Strangelove.

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

On and off for several years. Picking it up, here and there. Always came back to it because we were having so…

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

LOGLINE: As an apocalyptic asteroid heads to earth, a bereaved father hunts down his child’s killer; so dead or alive, his family is together to face the end.

SHORT SYNOPSIS:

With a world-ending asteroid on the way to earth, Joe Bleeker, a Professor of Latin, digs huge holes in the woods. He tortures and later begs a wealthy older man, (a pedophile and murderer), to tell him where he buried the body of his young daughter, Tessie. With demise imminent, the only thing Joe cares about is being together, as a family, to face the end of the world – even if one of them is already dead and the others are on Skype.

WHAT TOGETHER IS REALLY ABOUT:

If the world is ending, then morals and norms might vanish and be replaced with an overpowering urge to fulfill…

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Cherry Glazed is about about a small town crime boss who has to go clean up her sabordinates mess and she really hates messes.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime Drama

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

It’s a fun, witty, crime drama with a strong female lead that uses her wit over brawn for most of her actions.

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

Wet and Sticky

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

Goodfellas

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

I first wrote a flash story, which I then adapted. Time from starting to write flash story to script was 2.5 years, but I was also moving countries, traveling, and had many many months gap between. Actual…

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

On the day of America’s most savage terrorist attack, the world’s gaze rests upon New York but when the dust settles, two of the victims originally believed to be victims of the terrorists actually leave traces of their blood on the hands of someone else….. An American!

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime drama

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
I’d love to see another producer and director’s take on it.

Here is our vision.
https://vimeo.com/208858099 Password: Truth11234

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

Game changing!

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

Godfather II

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

From inception to final edit was about five years

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written…

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