Winning Short Screenplay – Mischief and the Mystic by Michael Gavino

MISCHIEF AND THE MYSTIC
Written by Michael Gavino

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
MYSTIC MYAA – Laura Kyswaty
JOHN – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Comedy

Mischief and the Mystic is about a would be criminal learning that you should never try to con a con.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Mischief and the Mystic is about a would be criminal learning that you should never try to con a con.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has humor and it has justice. These are things that can engage an audience

How would you describe this script in two words?

Humorous justice

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

Citizen Kane

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

10 years

How many stories have you written?

Over 50

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

In a world where criminals seem to get away with so much, it is good to see one get their comeuppance..

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time constraints

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am also an actor and a director/ producer. Outside of filmmaking, I am an active exerciser, I love classic movies, I enjoy good food and good company

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

I would recommend loving what you do and loving your story. Thus, your story should align with your passion. You will be spending a lot of time writing and rewriting your story. If you do not love your story, it will be tough to complete and tough to spend the necessary time to make it great.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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