Watch the August 2016 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay
Desperate Crossing by Thomas Thorpe
Genre: Historical Thriller
Three sisters are stranded on the coast of Russia. Separated from their husbands, they encounter escaped convicts from the Siberian Gulag.
Get to know the winning writer:
What is your screenplay about?
Three sisters are stranded on the East coast of Russia. Separated from their husbands, they encounter escaped convicts from the Siberian Gulag.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
Adventure, mystery, true events, cultural history, thriller, suspense, character building.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you watched the most times in your life?
Jaws, Star Wars, Hunt for Red October
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Adapted from my novel, Desperate Crossing. 10 years for both
How many stories have you written?
Seven published thrillers of the Darmon mystery series.
What motivated you to write this screenplay?
Enjoy making history come alive, bringing perspective to today’s audiences, and appreciation for the lives of our ancestors.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Adapting the novel into a visually dramatic format.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
family, history, sports, space exploration (managed Mars Missions for NASA), marketing my novels/screenplays
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Editor: John Johnson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne