WILDsound is a unique opportunity to showcase your work. Not only is the feedback terrific, but I do not know of any other festival that will create a production of the winning works.
– Writer David M. Hyde on the WILDsound experience
Watch David’s Winning Feature Script: THE FIREWORKS STAND
When lawyer Tom Johnson drives his car into a local firework stand, which is owned by former preacher Marvin Temple. This sets up a chain of events that bring people to faith and understanding of what life is all about.
NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Tom Johnson – Rob Young
Marvin – Barry Minshull
Susan – Krista Morin
James/Richard – Todd Dulmage
Justine/Amanda – Alissa DeGrazia
Ben – Jacob Klick
Brenda – Mandy May Cheetham
WILDsound Matthew Toffolo interviews writer David M. Hyde:
Matthew: What is your screenplay about?
David: A local politician has one thing on his mind, to win the election, until he crashes his car into a fireworks stand and everything blows apart.
Matthew: Why should this script be made into a movie?
David: The Fireworks Stand fun, family entertainment that addresses, in alight hearted way, our culture’s misconception about what success really is.
Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?
I have been writing stories for at least thirty years. I have been specifically focusing on screenplays for the last three years.
Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?
David: The movie I have seen the most would be It’s A Wonderful Life, although my favorite movie is probably Waking Ned Divine.
Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?
David: I have a tremendous respect for Morgan Freeman, both as an actor and a person. I wrote the part of Marvin Temple with many of Mr. Freeman’s characters in mind.
Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?
David: Not counting works in progress, I have written two screenplays. The Fireworks Stand was my first. I have two other projects in process and a file drawer full of future ideas.
Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
David: Sitting at my desk, writing.
Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
David: I prefer to write in the mornings. If my schedule allows, I will typically write from 8-1 and then take a break until evening when I will edit. With three kids at home, instrumental music with noise canceling headphones is an essential element.
Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
David: My passion is to use the gifts God has given me to make a difference in the world, wherever that opportunity may arise.
Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
David: Learn your craft and follow your passion (in that order).
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Deadline Jan. 15th for Novels, Screenplays (Feature, TV), and Poems. Submit to the Writing Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/
Watch this month’s and past winning writing festival readings: