Watch the August 2017 Winning STUDENT Screenplay.
Genre: Fantasy, Crime
A secret world of magic exists in today’s America. Each magical person has a special ability, and Reapers are rare ones with the ability to destroy souls. The only Reaper in America is Chicago’s very own mob boss, but when he’s murdered, his power passes to Silvia, a rebellious college freshman reveling in her freedom from foster care. Discovering magic seems like fun to her — until she lands herself and her over-protective brother in the middle of Chicago’s magical mob war.
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Silvia: Beck Lloyd
Pauline: Julia Baldwin
Neil: Michael Lake
Orville: David Occhipinti
Robin: Alicia Payne
Toby: Nick Wicht
Get to know the writer:
What is your TV screenplay about?
In modern-day Chicago, a rebellious college freshman discovers magic and lands herself and her over-protective brother in the middle of a magical mob war.
Why should this screenplay be made into a TV SHOW?
In the vein of TRUE BLOOD and LOST GIRL, EVERHART is a dark fantasy series that explores themes of family, loyalty, power, trauma and recovery. Delving into this secret world of magic and mobsters within today’s Chicago will fascinate audiences, and a brave Latina lead along with a disparate cast of supporting characters will ground this fantastical world in today’s diverse reality.
How would you describe this script in two words?
Kick-ass + Dark
What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
How many stories have you written?
Too many to count
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Arsonist’s Lullabye by Hozier
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
A crazy busy final semester of college and writing about issues close to my own experiences
You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?
Pretty great! Occasionally contests/festivals will get the name of my screenplay wrong because they’ll use FilmFreeway’s Project title instead of the script’s actual title, but other than that, it’s been really helpful.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
The festival’s low cost plus the feedback plus the table read were all very enticing. The feedback itself was lovely, thoughtful, and very helpful.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Mary Cox