Logline: Close Encounters Meets High School Secrets.
Short Synopsis: Twelve super bright teens struggle for normalcy in spite of WWII and unstable families. When "Operation Chrysalis", makes their move, the kids must make decisions that will change their lives and perhaps that of the world.
A patriotic tale for all who believe that good must triumph and what is lost should be found...or found out.
2. Why did you decide to write this screenplay?
The script started when I wrote a Toastmaster's, 5 minute tall tale. The group didn't want me to stop when the time was up. I decided it would make a science fiction screenplay. I have a new title now, "The Promise of Tomorrow".
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
More than 10 years.
4. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Probably "Out of Africa". It's such a layered film, I always find something I missed in earlier viewing.
5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?
Jeff Bridges is such a fine actor and a gentleman. I was extremely impressed with his graciousness at the Oscars.
6. Who was your hero growing up?
Shirley Temple and Superman.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
With at least 3 screenplays made into successful movies.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
No, I write every minute I can spare from "life" to write and rewrite. It's like rushing to a rendezvous for a tryst with a secret lover. It's so exciting when my characters speak to me! I can't wait to hit the keyboard.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My family, swimming, gardening, reading, astrology and I'm just learning "tapping", That's tapping.com.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
My sister, Trisha Sugarek, Published Playwright, Published Author and Published Poet, introduced me to WILDsound. After reaching the finalist stage for two other scripts, I continue to enter; mainly because the feedback is really read and given from the heart! It's inspiring and keeps me writing!
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
When you get a critique and they comment or question things that do not apply, you'll know they only skimmed the script. For great advice and support, a subscription to "Writer's Digest is invaluable. No matter what I'm working on I find really good tips. Sometimes it's for novels, but it still applies. My last tip is to just keep writing, it can only make you better at your craft.