Interview with Rachel Reaugh, Winning Short Screenplay Writer (The Promise in a Bubble)

Ultimately, this screenplay is about hope, faith and the unbreakable bond of friendship in the the most random of circumstances.

Told through the eyes of Lisa and James, two eleven-year-old children who wake to find themselves trapped in a comfortable, yet mysterious bubble. Through the use of intense yet charming dialogue, Lisa and James begin to share their stories of who they are with one another, and slowly, they begin to uncover the clues behind what has happened to them.

– Writer Rachel Reaugh on her screenplay

    Watch the Short Screenplay THE PROMISE IN A BUBBLE


    NARRATOR – Geoff Mays
    Lisa – Holly Sarchfield
    James – Andy Bridge

Matthew Toffolo interviews Rachel Reaugh:

Matthew: Why should this script be made into a movie?

Rachel: It is a heartwarming story that uses breathtaking cinematic imagery that is captivating, yet deeply touching and simplistic. This screenplay is also well written and very unique in exploring the concepts of mortality through the eyes of two eleven-year-old children. It is also a touching story that captures the everyday magic of strangers who become unlikely friends with an unbreakable bond.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Rachel: I’ve spent most of my childhood in the Children’s Hospital. Since I was six-year-old I have been telling inspiring and deeply imaginative stories to sick kids since then.

I have been writing screenplays for the last three years.

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Rachel: Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window.’ AND, James Ivory’s ‘A Room With A View’.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Rachel: 1. Helen Mirren
2. Liam Neeson
3. Cate Blanchett
4. Maggie Smith
5. Adrien Brody
6. Kevin Spacey

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Rachel: I have written 17 short screenplays (ranging from 3 pages to 35 page for all budget types)

I have written 12 feature screenplays (for a variety of budget types).

Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Rachel: 1. I will have won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

2. I am a screenwriter who is in writing for and in demand by high profile Directors and Producers.

3. I am mentoring for ‘free’ screenwriters who have a deep love for screenwriting and just need encouragement and practical writing support.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Rachel: This may sound odd, but the characters, for my screenplays, speak to me, and I just write the scenes and dialogue as I see them naturally.

Then, after that process is finished, I put the scenes together -like a puzzle – to fit the three Act structure of a screenplay and …edit, edit, edit, heavily.

I can’t stress the importance I place on editing my work. I even have my computer read the screenplay to me so that I can hear the narrative and dialogue and make sure that it sounds authentic.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Rachel: I am passionate about helping the world heal their hearts and connect their hearts to their minds. I am also passionate about helping and inspiring people manifest their dreams into realities.

Matthew: What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Rachel: I saw it on the International Screenwriting Association and trusted my instincts to submit this particular script.

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

Rachel: If screenwriting is what you are in love with, never give up on it, even if you think no one will ever understand the vision of what you are writing. Keep writing from your heart and you’ll never go wrong.

By WILDsound Festival

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