Winning LGBT Feature Screenplay Reading of LOVE IS FREE WILL, by Amanda Samaroo

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports

In the mountains of North Carolina a high school football coach’s love for his teenage daughter comes into clash with his religious views when he learns that she is a lesbian in this story of family and acceptance.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: Nick Baillie
Becca: Katelyn Varadi
Rachel: Jane Smythe
Sarah: Susan Q. Wilson
Jan: Sarah Evelyn
Preacher Greene: Allan Michael Brunet
Luke: Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Unlike a typical coming out story I wanted to write a movie that shows the struggle of the family around the child. I’m from the Mountains of NC and addressing the relationship between religion and homosexuality was important to me because I’ve witnessed, first hand, so many using religion as an excuse to dismiss homosexuality as a sin and that goes against the doctrine of Christianity which is…

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