Interview with Screenwriter J. Malia Miranda (ACROSS THE NEON HOURS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

J. Malia Miranda: Across the Neon Hours takes Reese, a local poker room supervisor, and Alex, a card-playing tourist, on a twelve-hour adventure in Las Vegas. Reese initially coaxes Alex to venture out on the town as a way to distract from her husband’s gambling debts that are finally coming home to roost. While Alex, in Las Vegas to escape the everyday responsibilities waiting for her at home, is fascinated by Reese and her fast-firing wit. The two women navigate the streets of Las Vegas and all that it throws at them including street hustlers, a drunken bridal party, a playboy casino owner, and a crew of philosophical drag queens. It’s a tale of how two strangers can come together and experience a real and transformative connection even in a sliver of time.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

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