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ALVIN EASTER

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ALVIN EASTER

1. What is your screenplay about?

Tensions divide a family of tent-show evangelists, traveling through Dust Bowl America in the 1930s, when they "inherit" a 9-year-old boy whose angelic singing voice attracts crowds of admirers.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a film?

Movie-goers should be given a choice of films with stories and settings which differ from the usual usual glut of comic-book adventures.

3. How long have you been writing screenplays?

For nearly 20 years.

4. What film have you seen the most in your life?

When Worlds Collide. Never tire of it and continue to admire its economy of story-telling.

5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?

Scott Frank.

6. Who was your hero growing up?

I don't think I can name just one.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Still living in Minneapolis, but making occasional trips to Los Angeles or New York or London to discuss various film projects.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I may be struck by a scene or a moment in a movie or a book or in real life. I then think of variations on that scene and spin it into a screenplay which I write with only minor revisions and a great deal of polishing.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I like to read, I like to travel, and I take some interest in politics.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?

I've enjoyed a visit to Toronto in the past and its proximity to Minneapolis makes a possible return visit a tempting prospect.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Polish, polish, polish. Sloppiness in writing and in typing can sink even the most promising of scripts.




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