COMEDY Best Scene Reading of COURTING LUCREZIA, by Christopher Hudson

CAST LIST:

Murray – Geoff Mays
Doorman – Sean Ballantyne
Narration – Hugh Ritchie
Evelyn – Julie C. Sheppard
Lucille – Victoria Urquhart

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Dracula comes out of retirement to take a bite out of the Big Apple in
a quirky, romantic comedy that pays homage to classic cinematic battles
between the sexes.

Posing as Sir John Renfield, a successful English Barrister,
Dracula’s on a mysterious mission to Manhattan, to see a brilliant young
scientist, Dr. Victor Potemkin. Victor has invented a miraculous serum that
promises eternal life, but he’s been cheated out of his discovery by
his former employer, Evelyn Ferret, and her inept scientist boy-toy, Dr.
Murray Cravenwitz. For reasons unknown to Victor at the time, Dracula
agrees to represent him in a lawsuit.

Evelyn’s attorney is Lucille Borget, known in legal circles as “The
Barracuda,” she’s never lost a case. But Lucille has a dark
secret. She’s really the legendary sorceress Lucrezia Borgia –
Dracula’s lover from the sixteenth Century. They’re shocked to find each
other after crossing oceans of time and the flames of their passion are
quickly rekindled. Only Dracula and Lucrezia know the secret of her
eternal youth.

Lucille tries to persuade Dracula to settle Victor’s case out of
court, but she inadvertently makes light of his legal competency, and
he’s spoiling for a fight, so the strange case goes to trail. They agree
to keep it friendly in court – no funny stuff, but they don’t trust
each other for a New York minute. Their verbal swordplay escalates into a
supernatural donnybrook with hilarious consequences.

2. What genres does your Screenplay fall under?

Comedy … however, but at it’s core, it is a romantic comedy … with a twist.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

A funny and entertaining story that would appeal to a wide audience.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Drac’s back.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

I love movies, so this is a a toughy … but probably Casablanca … I never miss it when it shows up on TCM.

6. How long have you been working on this script?

Ten years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Two books (Headwind and Northern Cross, both on Amazon) and two screenplays.

8. What is your favorite song?

That would be impossible to say … kinda like, what is your favorite breath of air?

9. What obstacles did you face in finishing this screenplay?

Working with a co-writer (Marcel DeClercq) presented some challenges because we weren’t working in the same space, so it was passed back and forth many, many times.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

That one is easy … music. I perform … casually … under the banner of Aerial M.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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2017 – Read the best of COMEDY Feature Films. Loglines & Synopsis’

BROWSE and read the best of COMEDY movie pitches from around the world in 2017. 

LIFE COACH, by Sandy Basran

CRAZY FRYING PAN, by Mykola Prut

CALL ME NOW, by Jiwo Lesmono

BABY ON BOARD, by Steven LaFlamme

WATER FROM THE MOON, by Craig Holland

THE WEDDINGS, by Kelly Murphy

I’M HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH MY WIFE, by Jen Finelli

FAT SICK AND CLEARLY DEAD, by Johnathan Rousell

MAN WITHOUT A RACE, by Kofi Poku Jr.

THE BLACK FOREST HAM, by Matthew Heinze

FIRE STATION 69, by Brad Creel

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, by Michael Cala

IN SOME WAY, by Sean Christian

TURN THE TABLES, by Hershel Medlin

THIS IS LIFE: A DEVINE COMEDY, by Gauge Thoeny

SAVING JOEY, by Simon Wilkinson

SURVIVING PARADISE, by Susan Willoch Shaver

LEAP OF LOVE, by Deborah McCormick

7TH TIME LUCKY IN LOVE, by Mary Huczman

DADDY ISSUES, by KT Edwards

TINDERELLA, by Jane Henning

SHOOT THE PILOT, by Steven F. Griggs

DA CRIB HELL NAWH, by Tyrone Dicks

HIT YOUR MARK, by Breanna Barton-Shaw

OUT FLYING PAST MY BEDTIME, by Linda Falcao

THE BUCKETTEERS, by Alan Power

DISASTER GEORGE, by Andy Leonard

UNDERCOVER GRANDPA, by Shannon Dunn

HOLIDAYS AT THE APARTMENT, by Stephen C. Mitchell

THE REJECTS, by Rasheeda Garner

HILLBILLY HAY, by Nick Jordan

VENUS HATES MARS, by Ricky Long

HEART ATTACK AT 30, by Scott Lowry

AMAZING FANTASY, by Alex Hunt

FINELY SPUN, by Evan Nasse

THE BIG TICKET, by Marcus McCall

BATTLE OF THE SHORT AND TALL PEOPLE, by BJ Samuel

THE MAKING OF A PROTEGE, by Garfield Whyte

COSI FAN WHAT NOW, by KD Jensen

BIG BONING, by Davide Visconti

CURVEBALL, by Ted Lazaris

DOWN AND OUT IN PEORIA, by Brent Beath

UNDER YOUR SPELL, by Dexter Williams

PLAN B, by Dawn Greenfield

THE CROOKED BULLET, by Rotimi Ogunjobi

THE TINDER TWINS, by Sean Morgan

RENDERING ROME, by Peter L. Brown

FIRST FAMILY, by Art Booth

THE TINY IDEAS, by Dea Divi

SKINNY AND FATSO, by Deepak Kapoor

A FILM I WROTE, by Benjamin Tucker

OOPS MUM I BURIED THE LEAD, by Rutger Oosterhoff

SENIOR PRANK, by Shiv Sudhakar

OUT OF SIGHT, by Sarah Sheldon

 

COMEDY TV Show of the Day: TRIBUTE, by Lori Crawford

Title: TRIBUTE 

Written by: Lori Crawford

Type: TV Script

Genre: Musical Dramedy

Logline: A rock star fakes his death at the height of his fame only to resurface 25 years later in a tribute band to himself.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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COMEDY Short Film of the Day: DOWN AND IN, by Dominic Dante Rembert

Title: DOWN AND IN 

Written by: Dominic Dante Rembert

Type: SHORT SCRIPT

Genre: Comedy

Logline: A lighthearted comedy in which two roommates who have a concrete bond via their love for baseball, get the opportunity to experience a game 7 in the World Series. Though one of them may choose to put their love for someone else over the love of the game.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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COMEDY Feature Film of the Day: BODYCHECKING, by Zack Van Eyck

Title: BODYCHECKING 

Written by: Zack Van Eyck

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sports

Type: Feature Screenplay

Logline: The world’s best female hockey player tries to compete on a men’s minor league team. But her life is turned upside down when she falls in love with an eccentric goalie past his prime. (100 pages)

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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COMEDY Short Film of the Day: LOWERING THE BAR, by Andy Lear

Title: LOWERING THE BAR 

Written by: Andy Lear

Genre: Comedy, Slapstick

Type: TV web series or short screenplays

Logline: “Lowering the Bar” is a British comedy web series concerning two friends who enter the surreal (and frequently inebriated) worlds of pirates, dating, snail racing, wine appreciation and much more whilst hardly leaving their bar stools.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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COMEDY Feature Film of the Day: CHARITY DAZE, by Larry C. Heward

Title: CHARITY DAZE 

Written by: Larry C. Heward

Genre: Comedy, Political

Type: Feature Screenplay

Logline: A mischevious parrot exasperates two crazed campaign executives vying for a recently deceased presidents position.

WGA/LA Registration Number: 1376438

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