Winning Short Screenplay – BRAZILIAN FANTASY by Melissa L White


Written by Melissa L. White


NARRATOR – Cory Bertrand
GREGORY – Vince Jerad
WAITER – Matthew Lawrence
ZIA – Cassandra Guthrie



Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Drama

A lonely woman fantasizes about a handsome stranger, and then she pleasantly surprised when her fantasy becomes reality.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a lonely woman whose fantasy becomes her reality.

What genres does your screenplay under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

My screenplay should be made into a movie because it’s a unique story where a woman’s fantasy about meeting a handsome stranger in a bar comes to fruition. It’s about romance, passion, and being in the right place at the right time. It also has a pleasant surprise at the ending.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Fantasy realized.

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

The English Patient

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote a 3 page short story last year, (based on a short poem I wrote for a poetry class in colled), then I adapted the short story into a one page script for this contest. The adaptation took about an hour to write.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written 18 feature screenplays, 15 short scripts, 6 novels, and 55 short stories.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I connected with Matthew Toffolo on LinkedIn and he told me about the contest.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to condense a longer story to fit the one page max page limit for the contest was the only obstacle I faced.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Watching films.

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

My advice to other writers: Keep writing, write every day and never give up your dream of becoming a successful writer.

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Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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