Watch the February 2017 Winning Best Scene Screenplay.
|Winning Screenplay – HEIDI
Written by Keith Makenas
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
She connived her way out of a mental hospital to get back into society and now has no shortage of victims to quench her serial killer cravings.
Get to know the writer:
What is your best scene screenplay about?
It’s about Heidi a beautiful blonde that connived her way out of a mental hospital to get back into society and now has no shortage of victims to quench her serial killer cravings.
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It gives a unique perspective of a serial killer that you’ll grow to love
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Almost four years and a half dozen rewrites.
How many stories have you written?
At least ten.
What motivated you to write this screenplay?
After pitching the concept to a producer/actress she liked it and I kept rewriting it till it met her standards
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Making a brutal serial killer likeable and funny, but in a cordial and tasteful way was challenging. Every scene went through many different versions until it worked.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Conducting interviews, doing movie reviews, and “Spotlights” that highlight industry professionals current and upcoming work.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I agreed with all the feedback comments. After rewriting so many times you can miss simple, but yet critical details that are easily fixable, so getting the feedback was invaluable! Knowing the festival provides great feedback was a main reason I submitted and with the opportunity to get it read was a huge plus.
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