Interview with Screenwriter Chris Parrish (MY ATARI CHRISTMAS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Watch the October 2017 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Winner.

What is your screenplay about?

In the spirit of A CHRISTMAS STORY and CHRISTMAS VACATION, it’s about a kid from a crazy family on a quest to get the most popular and expensive toy of the holiday season — an Atari 2600!

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family Holiday Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because Hollywood hasn’t made a good live action Christmas comedy for the entire family since ELF (nearly fifteen years ago.)

How would you describe this script in two words?

Funny & nostalgic

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


How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over a year (with lots of starts and stops)

How many stories have you written?

To date, I’ve written about 18 screenplays (at least half of…

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