Short Screenplay – WHAT’S IN A NAME by Ted Stanley

Written by Ted Stanley


Genre: Romance, Comedy

A script about a couple jumping to conclusions.


JOHN – Peter Mark Raphael
JANE – Katelyn Varadi
NARRATOR – Julian Ford

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Jumping to conclusions.

What genres does your 1pg. short fall under?

Romantic Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has a small cast and simple setting.
It allows imagery as well as dialogue to tell the story and develop character.
The twist at he end would encourage a second viewing.
Its written to accommodate characters with any combination of gender or race

How would you describe this script in two words?

Witty, deceptive.

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

Midnight Cowboy

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

2 days for first draft. 5 days to review and refine.

How many stories have you written?


What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The challenge of establishing character and telling a story on one page of screenplay. and the chance of having it performed

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding ways, within the confines on one page of script, to developed character, explore relationships, and tell a story that would engage intrigue and entertain through both dialogue and visual images.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?


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

Study the craft to develop the skills you need to channel and display your creativity.

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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