|Winning Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
Written by David Brichetto
Genre: LGBT, Drama, Thriller, Crime
A young police officer grapples with her family’s secret past, and tries to balance her careers as cop and blues musician with her tumultuous life.
Get to know the writer:
What is your screenplay about?
A young, bi-racial, bi-sexual police officer grapples with her family’s secret past, and tries to balance her careers as cop and Blues musician with her tumultuous personal life. Based on true events.
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Main genre is drama. Others include true crime and thriller/suspense.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
Film is the perfect medium to remind people that police officers and other first responders are individual, unique human beings, and to share true events which are best primarily expressed visually.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
A Christmas Story
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
I have had the script in my mind for years, and completed the script’s actual writing in about four weeks’ time.
How many stories have you written?
Aside from 2-12-Delta I have written four scripts. My first solo script was made into an award-winning short film, A Voice From Mauthausen, based on the powerful true life story of Navy Cross & Purple Heart recipient, Lt. Cmdr. Jack Taylor, the U.S. Navy’s first WWII “frogman.” (A Voice From Mauthausen has been an official selection at 25 film festivals, and has been screened at fests on three continents. It has received distribution through Allied Vaughn Company.) My second screenplay, Frogman, (co-written with Anthony J. and Luigi Sperduti) is a full-length script which is also based on Jack Taylor’s life. My 3rd solo script is Peace & War, a trilogy drama, with supernatural overtones, which deals with the ultimate sacrifice during three different war-torn periods of U.S. history. Finally, my solo script The Girl Who Cried Wolf is a supernatural suspense/thriller drama with a unique twist on the universal story. (Each of the other four scripts have won numerous awards and accolades.)
What is your favorite song?
Crossroads (original Robert Johnson version, as well as cover versions)
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
The main obstacle was to keep the script to an acceptable length by limiting the number of true events which it incorporates. Another main obstacle was to utilize the visual story-telling technique over dialogue. Another primary obstacle was to entertain but still present a thought-provoking work which allows the readers/viewers to contemplate their own thoughts regarding socio-political phenomena such as the “definition” of race, and acceptance of those who have their own particular individual gender identity.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My main passion is listening to and playing Blues and Blues/Rock music. I also enjoy old Rock ‘n’ Roll, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, and other musical genres.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
My main influence to enter the festival was to hopefully access a platform that accepts and promotes scripts and films which portray all people as individuals, and to get my script into the hands of prospective film producers. I feel very good about the initial feedback which I have received, as readers seem to understand the script’s basic feel and premise, as well as to appreciate the spectrum of emotions, from the tension of interpersonal relationships to “gallows humor.”
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Camera Operator: Kierston Drier
Editor: John Johnson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
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