Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bonnie Brookby (THE THINGS WE MISS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

 1. What is your screenplay about?

THE THINGS WE MISS is about two estranged childhood friends who are forced to confront their turbulent history as they unearth and reconstruct the decades-long romance their mothers shared. The story explores themes of forbidden love, motherhood and the loss of identity, the fluidity of female friendships, the inner lives of our mothers, the role of memory and perspective in constructing personal narratives, marriage and commitment, redemption and reconciliation, and the boundaries of true love.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

My screenplay is a contemporary realistic drama, with some comedic elements.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

THE THINGS WE MISS features four strong female lead roles as well as a romantic relationship between two women of middle to advanced age, which is rare. It delves deep into the complexity of many types of relationships — friendship…

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