Short Screenplay – PARTNERS by Rupert Aspden

Watch the September 2016 Winning Short Screenplay

PARTNERS  by Rupert Aspden

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

‘Partners’ follows a young couple that realised a dream when they got engaged and set up a business running an ice cream van together. One year on, now separated, the pair are struggling to keep the business afloat. In a desperate attempt to save it they embark on a journey with profound repercussions.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Huge potential for conflict/comedy, the characters face challenges that are both topical and timeless.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Relationship comedy.

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

Godzilla. (The Mathew Broderick one)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six Months.

How many stories have you written?

Eight short films and TV Pilots.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to tell a small story set inside a big one.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Driving the story through the character’s relationship as opposed to the significant external drama.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Directing, Walking, Exploring, anything with animals.

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

Write it, leave it, forget it, come back, write it again.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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