Short Screenplay – Rough Sleeper by Stephen M Hunt

Watch the August 2016 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay 

Rough Sleeper  by Stephen M  Hunt


NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
SID – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A documentary filmmaker pays plenty for a down-and-out’s story.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Its a good example of what can be done with just one page.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Surprise ending.

What movie have you watched the most times in your life?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It took a day.

How many stories have you written?

2 musicals, 6 stage plays, 5 feature screenplays and 10 short screenplays.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was invited to participate in the LA Feedback Festival.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Making it work on just one page.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?


Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Enter competitions like LA Feedback / WildSound that gets your work “out there”. After my short “Death’s Lady Love” was produced as a WildSound reading, it was selected for production and is being filmed on location in Maine, later this year.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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