Genre: Drama, Romance
A brainy teen turns to horoscopes and psychics to predict her future after surviving a car crash. But nothing could prepare her for finding and falling in love with her soul mate – who just happens to be her best friend’s boyfriend.
Get to know the writer:
What is your screenplay about?
Something Like Fate is about friendship, loyalty and trusting yourself. The main character, Lani, finds herself in a love triangle with her best friend and is confused about what to do and whom to be loyal to.
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
It would fall under the Young Adult category. It is based on a YA novel of the same name by Susane Colasanti.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
The story has a very positive message for teen girls. It is a realistic, contemporary teen drama, with authentic characters, conflicts and a very satisfying (yet not trite) conclusion.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
How many stories have you written?
I have written 5 screenplays. One of which was named as a finalist in a screenplay contest in October 2017.
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Back in Black by AC/DC.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
I wrote the screenplay and sent it to production companies and even got two meetings in NYC and LA. They had notes for me to change the story in certain ways that altered the story fundamentally. I found ways to address the essence of their comments without changing the core of the characters or the faithfulness to the novel it is based on.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I love watching documentaries, especially about nature or science breakthroughs.
You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?
I find it very easy to submit via FilmFreeway. I’ve done about 4 submissions and would recommend it to any screenwriter.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I felt it was important to get more feedback on this latest version of the script. I agreed with the feedback I received and plan to address it and resubmit.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo – http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Op: Mary Cox