Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jenny Kleiman (AMERICAN PRINCESS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

 July 2018 Female Film Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Winner.

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Jenny Kleiman: Unable to connect with her peers, Ellie, a wealthy, unchallenged teen finds deep friendship with her mentally-unstable father. However, when he is institutionalized, she must navigate her own escape and his rescue from her new home, her babysitter’s trailer park.

American Princess is drama that explores the Deep South’s wealth, class, and religious gap through the eyes of a young, inexperienced girl, struggling to understanding her father’s illness.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama with a Coming-of-Age story in tow

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

The script centers on an accessible narrative: a young girl’s struggle to understand her place in the world. Ellie’s recon mission, to save her father from the mental hospital, is an enticing thread to package the project for mass…

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