Watch the winning 1st scene script for October 2017.
Three 12 year old con-artists make a business out of tricking their schoolmates out of money by offering to slay monsters that don’t exist. When the Boogeyman threatens to unleash hell on earth, these amateur ‘monster hunters’ may be the town’s only hope.
Genre: Action, Thriller, Family
Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: James Boutcher
Tobey: Brandon Knox
Shane: Luke Robinson
Ben: Rob Notman
Emily Jenson: Premika Leo
Damsel: Lindsay Rolland Mills
Get to know the winning writer;
What is your screenplay about?
A group of 12 year olds star to outgrow their monster hunting business, but when the Boogeyman comes to town, its up to them to save everyone.
What genre does your screenplay fall under?
Action adventure, horror, Fantasy, something for the whole family
Why should your screenplay be made into a movie?
It’s funny, it’s scary, it’s heartfelt, and has franchise potential!
How would you describe the script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
Back To The Future
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
7 years, on and off
How many stories have you written?
Too many. Lots of bad ones. A couple of good ones.
What is your favorite song?
Fright Night (Nevermore) by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
It’s never finished. It’s only finished until I learn something else and come back to it.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Movies and Dogs
You entered your screenplay using filmfreeway – what was your experience using a submission platform?
It was easy.
What influenced you to enter the festival?
Just finished a draft and wanted to see how it would be received.
What were your feelings about the initial feedback you received?
It’s always good to hear the thoughts and opinions of others.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Mary Cox