Get to know writer Stephanie Sharp:
1) What makes your story unique and also engaging?
After his arrogance leads to a DUI accident in which his wife and four others lose their lives, Daniel is visited by an angel who sends him back through time to his high school days for a second chance at life and in doing so, gives Daniel the opportunity to save Nicole’s life via an ultimate sacrifice. This ‘divine’ offer is due mainly in part to Nicole’s repeated prayer requests for Daniel and the uplifting of his heavy heart. Can Daniel change things, or is his “redo” destined to end the same as his first? Daniel’s decision becomes evident through the redemption and heart-breaking sacrifice he portrays in the story and the decision he makes to save Nicole’s life. This premise of the story basically highlights the strong points in the script outlining the concept of this inspirational, faith-based, fantasy film.
**The official ‘Movie Script Video Pitch’ as well as top-rated script reviews can be accessed via the following website at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2cmlo-IeE&feature=youtu.be&hd=1as well as a table read (via professional actors) of the infamous ‘drunk-driving scene’ (that ultimately takes Nicole’s life) via the following website at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_kEHUytLzA. The actual script itself can be accessed viahttp://www.screenwritershowcase.com/scripts/s724.pdf for a full review as well as a view of the promotional movie poster at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1639089772983164&l=b6a708a7e4.
2) Why does the world need to know about your story?
Given the films currently being released by Hollywood, there is a strong need for more uplifting and inspirational films that speak to the heart. There is a generally broad audience for this particular genre so when a script that truly speaks to the heart presents itself, it would be wise for people to take notice. There is also a message within the depth of the story that addresses bullying and it’s affect on our family, friends and society as a whole. We should never pass up the opportunity to have our lives touched and our spirits heightened, be it through visuals, literates or our own lives.
Official Script Reviews:
“This is one of the better single-location scripts I’ve seen, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually got made somewhere down the road.” — Lynne Pembroke Professional Screenplay Coverage (Coverscript.com)
“I think this story is an excellent idea. I particularly liked ‘Love and Let Die’ as a recurring theme. The idea of emotional sacrifice for others is very profound and important for everyone to learn, especially the young. I would love to see this play.”
— The Talentville Town Council
“This was a great story of sacrifice and redemption.” — **** Jonathan McCorvey (Screenwriter)
“The possible making of a strong film.” — LS (Critique Section of Writer’s Literary Services)
“A good marketable story line.” — Sam Sherman (Script Editor)
“A script that is fittingly concise, ensuring that it is a fast read with a great surprising (yet unexpected ending) and that explores big thems meant for movies with fascinating ‘what if’ questions.” — 2014 Sunscreen Film Festival Coverage
3) What type of music do you see in your story if it was made into a movie?
Due to the reference of a specific time period, much of the related music will be inspired from that time-frame as well as inspirational genres that seem to relate to specific emotions portrayed in the film. I have a couple of song preferences (ie suggestions) whose lyrics had inspired a couple of scenes and that fit nicely within the emotional realm of the story as well as deliver those sub-textual elements that the script and dialogue together cannot. However, based on producer/director’s personal and professional preference, additional songs may provide even more of an emotional impact with overall promotional aspect of storyline. Please let me know if you are interested and I would be more than happy to provide those specific suggestions (song choices) for your review.
4) What film have you seen the most in your life?
I am a sucker for 80’s suburbia type movies, such as Goonies (for example). I have seen Goonies several dozen times and refer to it as one of my all-time favorites.
5) What artists would you love to work with?
Ironically, I see more of a potential need for new up-and-coming artists, actors, etc. who are trying to make their stand in the world of entertainment and I stand firm in the possibility of giving these individuals a chance to stake their claim in this world of uncertainty as they are given a chance to play out roles of endearment, love and positivity.
6) Other than writing and movies, what else are you passionate about?
I am very passionate about vintage black and white stock photography. I have personally designed a website (via an on-line store) called ‘Memories and Beyond (Vintage Stock Photography) which can be accessed via the net at http://memoriesandbeyond.com/.
7) Do you have a set writing routine?
I make it a habit to use each evening, after returning home from a full-time administrative position, to write at least 1-2 hours prior to bedtime.
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