Winning ROMANCE 1st Scene – WAITING TO CRUMBLE, by John Ott

Romance Film & Screenplay Festival - Submit your romance genre screenplay or short film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Two elderly men, one divorced, the other whose wife has dementia, find love with each other in a nursing home in this humorous, yet moving, story of romance with a twist.


Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Stu: Neil Bennett
Doctor: Rais Moui
Barbara: Daniella Zappala
Nurse: Connie Wang

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Love amongst the geriatric set–between two men.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Probably comedy, but it could be considered a drama with humor.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a timely subject matter which will become more timely as the baby boomers age. There is a strong market for films dealing with LGBT themes, but this is also a story about friendship and aging and love and family relationships. On a practical note, it would not be an expensive movie to film…

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