Winning Short Screenplay – Scar by Joy Lin

SCAR
Written by Joy Lin

CAST LIST:

LILITH – Kelly Daly
SHANE – Dan Cristofori
NARRATOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama.

A burn-victim on the cusp of his first sexual experience must come clean about being a virgin.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A burn-victim on the cusp of his first sexual experience must come clean about being a virgin.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Though the scenario presented in this screenplay is very dramatic, the idea of everyone having a past is very relatable.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Unexpected and intriguing.

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

Shawshank Redemption.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This is one scene from my 22-pg short script “Angel” and it took about half a year to finish.

How many stories have you written?

A few dozen short stories and about a dozen screenplays, short and feature.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My mother was very understanding when I told her about my bisexuality. So I wanted to capture the nervousness of coming out with a secret and the warmth of being accepted.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This scene wasn’t hard to write, but “Angel” as a whole is a very dark script. It was sometimes difficult to snap back into my happy reality after embedding myself in the story for a few hours.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a stand-up comedian!

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

If you enjoyed the writing process, you’ve succeeded.****

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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