Interview with Screenwriter Joël Henning Doty (STAGE DAD)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Joël Henning Doty: The movie tells the story of Ray and Lily as they try to cope with the sudden death of wife and mom, Catherine. Ray agrees to take Lily to a writing competition in L.A. to fulfill a promise Catherine made, even though he disdains competition. Meeting other parents and teens at the competition pushes both of them to “keep up with the Joneses” until it comes back to haunt them. They soon learn that being truthful to each other is the only way they can successfully move on in their lives.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family Dramedy

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

Father-daughter relationships are not shown much in the movies and this one
focuses on how a dad and his teenage daughter accept one another. Also writing
about “writing” is…

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