Genre: Comedy/TravelGenre: Comedy/Travel
Logline: Students Go To Rome For School And Eventually Draw Their Own Conclusions.
NARRATION: Sean Ballantyne
Janice – Vanessa Quagliara
Ryan – Trevor Marlatt
Stan – Peter Nelson
Eve – Julie C. Sheppard
Nikky: Katelyn Vanier
Connie – Fiona Mongilla
Get to know the writer:
What is your screenplay about?
This screenplay covers what happens when a college student
gets a chance to go to Rome for a summer art course. But,
eventually other situations draw him into off the wall
circumstances that color his summer into a summer he will
never forget. Even if he tries to…
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Comedy. Independent. Travelogue. With a small dash of Romance.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
With the right actors and financing for translating it to the screen,
it is an original idea that has yet to be exploited. And it would make
me very happy if it did so.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
There are several ones I have seen multiples times. I enjoy a wide
variety of movies. It is hard to name just one. So, I’ll just have to
give you one at the top of my list.
THE GUMBALL RALLY
WHAT’S UP DOC
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI: ACROSS THE EIGHTH DIMENSION
MURDER BY DEATH
MEL BROOKS FILMS (Just about all of them)
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
JIM HENSON FILMS ( LABYRINTH AND DARK CRYSTAL )
Just to name a few…
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
On and off for many years. As life can either distract, sidetrack or
even blindside me from focusing. Ever since I graduated from college.
How many stories have you written?
Between completed, in progress and conceptual form, I would have
to say I have 30 (thirty) or so. 10 (ten) completed. 6 (six) partially
completed. 14 (fourteen) in outline/concept stage. And others, just titles
and one line of descriptions that follow.
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Again, a tough question. I have a playlist of songs I listen to and it
can vary during my mood. I can give a random standing of what
helps me keep me moving when working on my ideas.
Life is A Highway – Rascal Flatts (Cars Soundtrack)
Cobrastyle – Teddybears (Featuring Mad Cobra)
Ground Zero – Chris Cornell
I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats
Moonshine – My Pet Dragon
The Kings: This Beat Goes On / Switching To Glide
Mediational Field – Susumu Hirasawa (Paprika Soundtrack)
All Over The World – Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
Gemini Dreams – The Moody Blues
Couldn’t Be Done – Tim Finn
Zorba the Greek Theme – Miki Theodorakis (Zorba Soundtrack)
S.O.B. – Nathanial Ratecliff and The Night Sweats
Opportunities – Pet Shop Boys
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through – Jim Steinman
Trying Times – Jubilee Riots
Hit Me Baby One More Time – Blink 182 (Cover)
Dream Police – Cheap Trick
Buster Voodoo – Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Suffocate My Heart – Jacob Jefferies Band
Belleville Rendez-Vous – The Triplets of Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville Soundtrack)
And many more… I have a very eclectic taste in music. 85% are high energy, upbeat to keep my blood flowing literally and figuratively.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Life. Many distractions can and have come down the road that distract, detour and even dead end me at times. Sometimes that helps me to re-evaluate parts that I have written with a fresh eye. But, when given the right motivation, I can push through and figuratively put on the blinders and get it to the finish line. And epiphanies and thought that pop into my head at any moment.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My cartooning and humor. Where I have contributed to everything from my
webcomic, #BRADYtheBETTA to the book, “101 WAYS TO CONQUER TEEN ANXIETY”.
In general, I don’t sleep too much as my mind is racing and flying off on many tangents.
Somedays, I will even use TWITTER and FACEBOOK to help me get some ideas
out of my head. It helps me force them out and get them down or else I seems to lose track of the ideas as fast as I can think them up. If I am not writing down ideas I am drawing them down. Great art (from the painters of the ages) and animation (from Looney Tunes to Disney to even Bill Plympton and Aardman Productions). And the threads that lead from one idea to the next.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Mary Cox