Winning Short Screenplay – Forgiveness by Michael Adrian Lockett

FORGIVENESS
Written by Michael Adrian Lockett

CAST LIST:

CATHERINE – Laura Kyswaty
FATHER CALLAHAN – Peter Nelson
THE PRESIDENT – Gabriel Darku
NARRATOR – Kelly Daly

SYNOPSIS:

Drama

An elderly Catholic woman takes revenge upon a priest responsible for her son’s suicide.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An elderly Catholic woman takes revenge upon a priest responsible for her son’s suicide.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This story taps into the pain and human tragedy of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal while providing the cathartic feeling that revenge stories give the viewers.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Sweet Revenge

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

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six months

How many stories have you written?

30-40

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Being in a very Catholic area I know of many people personally affected by this

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Balancing the real pain it is based upon with creating a story that the general public could relate to.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

The outdoors, travel, martial arts, art and design.

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

You only get better at anything through practice. Read good writing (scripts and stories) and write as much as you can every minute you can.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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