Watch the September 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.
THE GOAL by Jeremy Rigby
Genre: Drama, Inspirational, Sports
THE GOAL – Set in the shanty towns of India. The Goal is an inspirational story about ANAYA, a seven year old homeless girl who in the face of adversity is given the chance of winning a soccer ball if she can kick a goal with one shot. It is a beautiful story with universal themes that could do extremely well on the film circuit if shot correctly. I would be happy for this screenplay to go to a good home. Email if interested.
Get to know the winning writer:
What is your screenplay about?
THE GOAL – Set in the shanty towns of India. The Goal is an inspirational
story about ANAYA, a seven year old homeless girl who in the face of
adversity is given the chance of winning a soccer ball if she can kick a
goal with one shot. It is a beautiful story with universal themes that could
do extremely well on the film circuit if shot correctly. I would be happy
for this screenplay to go to a good home. Email if interested.
What genres does your 1pg. short fall under?
Drama / Inspirational.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It’s an amazing story that would appeal to many different types of people
and as it is short could be very appealing to festivals. From a production
perspective it could be produced on a moderate budget. For a new Producer /
Director this would be a perfect screenplay to take on board.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
World’s fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins. It ticks my every box. It
is visually stunning and is based on an amazing true story. Anthony Hopkins
does a superb job portraying New Zealand racing icon Burt Monro.
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
I actually wrote this screenplay sitting on a train. Sometimes the words
just seem to write themselves. I then over the next couple of days read and
re-read a number of times making many small changes before I was happy to
submit to the festival.
How many stories have you written?
I currently have six feature screenplays, a number of shorts screenplays and
over fifty television concepts and outlines that are available for option or
representation. I have a produced tv series and am in final post production
for a short film An Afterlife which I wrote and produced.
What motivated you to write this screenplay?
I really liked the challenge and concept of writing a one page screenplay
that included a start, middle and an end. I feel very proud that I managed
to achieve this.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
I think the hardest part of any screenplay is having it make sense in a
compelling way. In this story creating a believable and surprising twist in
one page was my biggest obstacle.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I love magic and performing. Being a street entertainer in Japan in the 90’s
I found myself at times in change rooms with different American performers
who were always writing. What were they writing? The next Hollywood
blockbuster of course! With time up my sleeve I thought I could do the same.
Twenty years later and that is still my belief.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never give up.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Editor: John Johnson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne