Winning Short Screenplay – Hanging Out In Malaysia by Wolfgang Schuler

HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
Written by Wolfgang Schuler

CAST LIST:

GATE ATTENDANT – Laura Kyswaty
PASSENGER – Peter Nelson
NARRATOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama/Thriller

a naive Aussie business man arrives in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a naive Aussie business man arriving in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama/Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s not everyday that you visit a country, unbeknownst of what is about to occur, and feel that everyone is looking at you for all the wrong reasons.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Unnerving, suspenseful.

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

Polar Express

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Couple of months

How many stories have you written?

4 feature length (Spy Harmony, The Ghosts in Me, Hanging Out in Malaysia, Faminoids)

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding enough time to write without being distracted by the need to run my businesses and earn a living.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Commodity Futures Trading, Motor Sports, Acting

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

It’s never too late to start, in fact the later you start the more life experience you can recount and share.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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