Best Scene Screenplay of O’, Cry Afrika by William Teller

Best Scene from the screenplay O CRY AFRIKA Screenplay
Written by William Teller

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
EDMUND – Gabriel Darku
CAPTAIN VAN FOIGHT – Peter Nelson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Historical Drama

A mercenary in King Leopold’s Congo grows a conscience, helping enslaved locals escape while also throwing his superiors off track by agreeing to find and stop whoever it is helping set them free.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A mercenary in King Leopold’s Congo grows a conscience, helping enslaved locals escape while also throwing his superiors off track by agreeing to find and stop whoever it is helping set them free.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama, Historical Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Not only does it tell an important story of a lesser known genocide, it speaks to ideas of guilt, grace, forgiveness and humanity.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Tightening Noose

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

Schindler’s List

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

1 year

How many stories have you written?

Five

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A love of history, storytelling and to start a conversation about how to move forward.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Self doubt as a writer, which I suppose it always there, but not letting the history or the larger narrative drown out or minimize the characters.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Travel, teaching, learning and food, especially food.

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

Don’t get fooled by the muse fallacy. Write every day, if you’re feeling it, if you’re not feeling it. No matter what, write.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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