Interview with Screenwriter M.V. Montgomery (DON-JOHN’S DISAPPOINTED MAM)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your script about?

M.V. Montgomery: It’s a contemporary “Christmas Carol” featuring a Trump-like central character as a retired Scrooge who receives three visits from the ghost of his Scottish immigrant mother.

2. What genres does your script fall under?

Drama, black comedy, political satire.

3. Why should this script be produced?

It holds up as topical satire but is also intended as a celebration of Scottish language and culture. It could be a holiday episode of “The President Show” or SNL, or be staged live as part of a Gaelic festival.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

“Dead brilliant.” Dead, because the title character is a ghost.

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

Citizen Kane. The opening of “Don-John” is an homage to Welles’ movie, featuring a dropped glass and the same spoken word: “Rosebud.”

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