Matthew Toffolo: What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Michael R. Barnard:Drama and thriller.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
This project became a personal passion project. Every time I’ve thought it would be irrelevant, I’d get drawn back into its vibrancy and imperative. Today, we watch an administration that wants to shove gays back into the closet and that encourages followers to be violent against everyone who is different.
The subject has been considered too edgy. It’s been at studios, it’s been with producers, I’ve tried on my own to finance it, but people have thought it’s too edgy, they didn’t believe how valid and important it is, and wouldn’t believe an audience could identify with it.
I think they’re wrong, especially in today’s world.
I am trying again to get it into theaters. It’s still for that one guy who was sitting in that diner…
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