Winning Short Screenplay – A Day At The Beach by Todd Gordon

A DAY AT THE BEACH
Written by Todd Gordon

CAST LIST:

ALBERT – Dan Cristofori
JESSE – Gabriel Darku
NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama

What seems like two guys having a casual conversation on the beach is really one of them killing the other in a Mafia style hit.

What is your screenplay about?

“What seems like two guys having a casual conversation on the beach is really one of them killing the other in a Mafia style hit.”

What genres does your screenplay under?

“Drama and comedy.”

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

“It would be fun to find out how Jesse got into the predicament he is in. What did he do to the mob to warrant being killed?”

How would you describe this script in two words?

“Surprise assassination.”

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

“The Graduate”

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

“I work fast so I whipped this one off in a day”

How many stories have you written?

“Dozen”

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

“I love drama with hints of underlying humor. Plus mobster themes.”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

“How can I make something serious bring a smile”

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

“Music. I love listening to all kinds of music. I also love reading nonfiction and biographies as I love learning about people.”

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

“Go with your heart and gut and don’t follow what is trendy because by the time you finish the script and send it out, the industry will be on to something else.”

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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