Watch the October 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay.
NIGHT WIND TO BAHIA
Written by Thomas Thorpe
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Night wind to Bahia is a thriller about an ailing, penniless nobleman searchng for his wife when he uncovers a blood transfusion plot to kill Brazil’s eight-year old prince, Dom Pedro II. Having secured a vial of Cholera immunizing blood, he must choose either to save his own life, obtain reward for reviving the future leader or rescue his wife from the conspirators.
Get to know the winning writer:
What is your screenplay about?
Following a shipwreck, a nobleman searching for his wife uncovers a plot to kill Brazil’s eight-year old Prince with a blood transfusion 60 years before blood typing.
What genres does your screenplay under?
Historical, mystery, thriller, adventure, suspense
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
adventure, mystery, romance
Brazil: a seldom used panorama…
slavery: exploitation or individual freedom…
cholera: seven pandemics, two-million lives…
In the spirit of: Mutiny on the Bounty, Passage to India, Amistad
Based on true events
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
Jaws, Star Wars, Pride and Prejudice
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Wrote the book in 2009, Screenplay in 2011
How many stories have you written?
Seven published historical thrillers of the Darmon Mystery Series. Four screenplays.
What motivated you to write this screenplay?
Adapted from Fair Wind to Bahia, fourth book of the Series.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Translation from the literary to the scripted format.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
History, space exploration (I managed NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor Mission), astronomy (I taught at Glendale College), golf and most sports.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never stop writing, marketing and getting attention for your work.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson