Winning Short Screenplay – Curious Buddies by Janet Caulfield

CURIOUS BUDDIES
Written by Janet Caulfield

CAST LIST:

BILL – Peter Nelson
CORTNEY – Laura Daly
NARRATOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Action, Thriller, Drama

Curious Buddies is about the rescue of a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath.

What is your screenplay about?

Curious Buddies is about the rescue of a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath.
The story is about the trials and tribulations of a veteran FBI agent and the assistance of a young internet entrepreneur
during the case investigation to save her. It’s a whirlwind, action packed thriller, spanning three days set in Washington DC, New York and San Francisco. There are subtle sub themes throughout the screenplay, like the curious friendships and
relationships that develop between the characters. For example, the buddy bond between the FBI agent and the internet guru,
and the young girl and the psychopath.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Action, Thriller, Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Curious Buddies should be made into a movie because it would appeal to die hard fans of shows like True Detective,
Criminal Minds and The Good Wife.I think it would draw millennials because there are several scenes between the FBI agent and the internet entrepreneur, some comical, where they learn to respect each other and their professions. There’s a lot of action, twists and turns in the plot that would keep an audience interested.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Provocative, Riveting

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

Rear Window. It never gets old.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About three years. I’ve done several minor rewrites.

How many stories have you written?

I have written about a dozen screenplays. Seven are finished and copyrighted.

The others I’m still working on and collaborating with another writer for a TV MOW pilot.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

News stories, and shows like True Detective, Criminal Minds, and The Good Wife.

I can’t resist movies or shows involving scandals or corruption.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, art, sports. I’m a rabid Cubs fan.

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

Never, never give up. Follow your dreams

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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