Winning LGBT TV PILOT – FAUK MY LIFE, by Stephanie Neroes

Winning Screenplay – FAUK MY LIFE
Written by Stephanie Neroes


NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
AMY – Victoria Urquhart
JAYMEE – Kelci Stephenson
HARLEY/EMMA – Rosalie Williamson
MR. FAUK – Jason Martorino
THOMAS – Brogan Caulfield
PAYTON/KAITLINE – Cassandra Guthrie
COACH MENDEZ – John Marcucci


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?

Episodic Drama

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?

My baby

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
Screenplay CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
Screenplay CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) Screenplay CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!


By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: