Short Screenplay: THE TEACHER by Josh Goodman

Watch the October 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.



Genre: Drama

A young man confronts his teacher from high school


NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
YOUNG MAN – Benjamin Camenzuli
MISS PATTERSON – Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A young man confronts his teacher from high school.

What genres does your screenplay under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

To get people talking about mental health and the voting system.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Dramatic confrontation

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

Reservoir Dogs

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

2 Months

How many stories have you written?

5 Short films 5 Feature scripts

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

People I know and don’t know with mental health issues

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Putting myself in another person’s shoes to write believable dialogue

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Filmmaking, art, people

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

Get other people to read your stuff and use their feedback.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

By WILDsound Festival

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