|Winning Screenplay – FAUK MY LIFE
Written by Stephanie Neroes
NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
Genre: Drama, Sports, Romance LGBT
Eighteen-year-old Amy Fauk is leaving home…off to LA on a basketball scholarship. This is coming of age and coming of sexuality story fit for all ages.
Get to know the writer:
What is your screenplay about?
A small town athlete accepts a girls’ basketball scholarship from an urban college where she and her teammates, together, overcome roadblocks while kick starting their journey of becoming adults.
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
This is a great platform to make a positive and profound impact in the lives of young women who are still on their road of self-discovery.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
Man, that’s a hard one. Probably “Grease”
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
The first draft was written in 2007.
How many stories have you written?
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Favorite song at the moment is “Issues”, favorite artist, however, is Adele and the song I’ve probably listened to most times is likely “The Scientist”
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
The one major obstacle I had to face was fear. I had to exit my comfort zone to do the things necessary to get this project produced.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Helping those who can’t help themselves.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
Well, I came across the festival on the Film Freeway site and I am a huge fan of Canada. I would love to travel to Toronto and Vancouver someday and the fact that the festival was in Toronto attracted my attention. And, even though the series isn’t LGBTQ centric, there is LGBTQ related subject matter as one player is a lesbian and another is transgender so I wanted to share my ideas on bringing LGBTQ matters onto the screen by entering the project in not just this festival but others. The feedback has been phenomenal.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
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