A Sort of Madness (Short film screenplay)

Summary

It’s 1967. Sharon Parker has just fled her life in America for a getaway to Madrid, Spain. Hoping to come to terms with a broken heart, Sharon is captivated by the still lingering legacy of film star Ava Gardner. In a hotel lobby, she meets a few fellow lost souls.


Our Review:

A sort of madness is a light script more like a drama with a good story behind it, and the story's worth telling.The script explore the events on one fateful night in the lives of five different people. One will laugh out loud during the scenes involving Evangeline. Sharon is warm and hugely likeable and her sort of madness can be felt by all. She doesn't wait to bring you into her world. Wilfredo, Gilbert & the pianist are well balanced part of smart script, sympathetic characters and a lot of fun.


Writer Biography - David Matthew Barnes

David-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, three collections of poetry, seven short stories, and more than seventy stage plays that have been performed in three languages in twelve countries. To date, he has written six produced screenplays, including the award-winning Dutch film Wagon. He writes in multiple genres, primarily young adult, romance, thriller, and horror. His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best 10-Minute Plays, 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, and several collections in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. For his work, he has received the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award, the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award for playwriting, the Slam Boston Award for Best Play, and two Elly Awards for playwriting from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. He was named a finalist for the Sundance Institute - YouTube New Voices Lab. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. He was nationally selected to serve as the Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Pennsylvania State University. He graduated with honors from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He is a graduate of the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA.


Writer Statement

My constant objective as a screenwriter is to tell the best story I can, specifically a story that can only be told on the screen. I am fascinated with telling stories about ordinary people experiencing extraordinary circumstances. With every script I write, my goal is to create as much tension and authentic emotion on the page as possible to provide every audience member with a transformative experience.


Specifications


Project Type:Screenplay, Short Script

Number of Pages:12

Country of Origin:United States

First-time Screenwriter:No

Student Project:No



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