Winning Short Screenplay – The Law of Punctuality by Joy Lin

THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
Written by Joy Lin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kelly Daly
DAD – Dan Cristofori
MOM – Laura Kyswaty

SYNOPSIS:

Drama. Comedy

An alternate reality where being late has law-enforced consequences.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An alternate reality where being late has law-enforced consequences.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Dramedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It would be interesting to explore an alternate reality similar to “In Time”, but as a comedy.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Thought provoking.

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

Shawshank Redemption.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The idea popped up years ago. Actual execution took about 2 hours.

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?

I am ridiculously punctual to a fault and it really upsets me when people don’t respect my time.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I have to resist the urge to not say too many mean things about people who are not punctual, since some of my best friends are never on time themselves.

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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