Interview with Screenwriter Stuart Calloway (ONE YEAR IN AMHERST)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Stuart Calloway: The year 1969, and 15 year old Clark Calloway, because his father Calvin thinks he lacks a “work ethic,” goes to work at a gas station in Amherst. There he meets an older boy, Dan Mallow aka Tyro, who introduces him to marijuana. When Calvin discovers Clark’s drug use, they fall out. Later at the station Tyro extorts money from a customer, a 16 year old girl that Clark falls for; and in the resulting fallout from this theft/extortion both Clark and Tyro are forced to flee to a mountain hideout where Clark learns the truth about Tyro.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family. Drama. Coming-of-Age. Teen romance.

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

Because PG-rated family movies can be big money makers. And because movies like “One Year In Amherst” can serve as…

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