Best Scene Reading of Tink by Edward Ybarra

Best Scene from the screenplay TINK Screenplay
Written by Edward Ybarra

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Dan Cristofori
VI/FAY – Laura Kyswaty
BELLE – Megan Allen
MISTY/IRIS – Kiran Friesen
PETER – Gabriel Darku
ROSE – Kelly Daly

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy

The story is a funny fantasy about Tinkerbelle, not as a fairy but as a real live female; a single mom in fact, with a daughter who doesn’t know who her Mom once was. Like any mom, Belle, as she’s known, is trying to raise and provide for her little girl while trying to keep their home out of the hands of a scheming land developer. When 5 old friends, fairies who have to temporarily take human form, arrive in town looking for Belle, all kinds of craziness start to take place.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The story is a funny fantasy about Tinkerbelle, not as a fairy but as a real live female; a single mom in fact, with a daughter who doesn’t know who her Mom once was. Like any mom, Belle, as she’s known, is trying to raise and provide for her little girl while trying to keep their home out of the hands of a scheming land developer. When 5 old friends, fairies who have to temporarily take human form, arrive in town looking for Belle, all kinds of craziness start to take place.

What genres does your screenplay under?

The genres for Tink would be Family Comedy (with a little fantasy).

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I would love to see the screenplay made for the sheer entertainment that the whole family –including Dads and just regular guys- could enjoy. There’s definitely something in it for everybody.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Two words to describe the script:: Funny Fantasy.

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

There are 2 movies that are probably tied for the number of times I’ve watched the most in my life: Casablanca and Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles – how’s that for opposites.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve worked on Tink for over 4 years. It did really well in competition, it was even a finalist in the LA Cinema Festival but didn’t win. I pulled it back to work on a couple of dramas but kept coming back to it. After working it over and over, I finally felt it was in a place where it was ready to be put back out there; for both competitions and pitching.

How many stories have you written?

I have written 10 screenplays and am at work on my 11th (a musical); I have an hour-long pilot and am working on a 2nd; and, I have 1 sit-com pilot.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

You won’t believe this story but it is absolutely true: one Saturday morning, our 8-year daughter came downstairs to the kitchen and asked “Daddy, what are we going to do today?”. I said, “Why don’t we go to a movie?”. So, we looked on line and in the morning paper but could not find one, age-appropriate movie to go see. My daughter said “Daddy, why don’t you write a movie that I can go to?”. So I said, “Okay, I will”; but, I really had no ideas at that moment. Then, I noticed that our daughter was wearing her lime-green nightgown with Tinkerbelle on the front. Bam! There it was; Tinkerbelle as a really girl. True Story.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Obstacles faced? Like so many, when you work another job (or jobs) there are times where those jobs have to take priority — bills have to be paid – so those scheduled times for sitting down to work on this script had to slide. I’m an early morning writer (as early as 5am sometimes) but I can leave the script open and come back to it throughout the day or when I get home in the evening, even if it’s just for another 15 minutes.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My passion is my family; seeing them smile, making them laugh, keeping them happy and entertained. It feeds every bit of my drive.

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

Tips for other writers: have fun telling your story and keep yourself entertained in the process. Don’t be afraid to step back and let your mind clear because it really doesn’t. Your story is going to constantly float around in your head until it tells you to “Get yourself back there and write this down!”.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo: http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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