Interview with Winning Screenwriter Brad Bong (PRIVATE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Brad Bong: In a nutshell: it’s about following your instincts; trusting your voice and understanding that the limitations of your life are only as real as you make them. Obviously, the story is told from the lens of what felt like an oppressive system like the Army and it’s “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” policy, and yes that out-dated policy became an obstacle for thousands of service men and women; but how LGBT people personally navigated that arena is rife with nuance and ultimately the story was written to depict the prices gay soldiers paid, as well as the rewards of trusting the value of their voices.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Indie, Coming-of-Age, Drama

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

There are no films on the market, currently, that put the “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” policy…

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