Short Screenplay – MONKEY MODEL, by Barry Brennessel

MONKEY MODEL

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

A women faces a very difficult decision on life or death.

CAST LIST:

MARCO – Hugh Ritchie
SHEILA – Jane Smythe
NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Doomed relationships.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It might possibly make people feel better about their lives. And since it’s so short, there would probably be no admission fee!

How would you describe this script in two words?

Choices. Consequences.

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

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, probably tied with Fargo, and Cocteau’s Orphee close behind.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It took about a week.

How many stories have you written?

Approximately a dozen screenplays, 4 novels, and 3 short story collection. And a few radio ads. 🙂

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I loved the challenge of telling a story in one page.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It was tough to make a cohesive story in so short a format.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Travel, gardening, history, language, and chocolate.

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

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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