Interview with Screenwriter Annika Freese (The Detour)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

What is your screenplay about?

The Detour is about a woman’s search for herself as she embarks on a cross-country road trip. Specifically, it’s about Accaila MacLochlann, a twenty-four-year-old go-getter, who’s sent into a tailspin after her boyfriend proposes and Accaila realizes she has no idea what she wants from her life. When the opportunity presents itself for Accaila to drive her parents’ truck and trailer across the country to a buyer in San Francisco, she takes it in the hopes that the journey might provide some answers.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

I would describe The Detour as a dramedy that leans closer to the comedic end.

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

Growing up, the only road trip movie I knew of was centered around women was Thelma & Louise. In fact, I was always told as a little girl that…

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