11 QUESTIONS with Emily LeBlanc - Short Screenplay Finalist
1. What is your screenplay about?
-It's about Penn, a twenty-something boy who goes on a treasure hunt with the map his father left him. He discovers a lot of thing along the way, including himself.
2. Why should your script be made into a film?
-I feel there is a good mixture of adventure to keep the audience engaged with the story and heart to move them.
Also, it is appropriate for all ages. Families can share this adventure together.
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
-About three and a half years now.
4. What film have you seen the most in your life?
Jurassic Park. I would watch it over and over as a kid. I'm pretty sure the tape is worn out now.
5. What artists in the film industry would you love to work with?
-I'm currently watching Doctor Who with my roommate, so Steve Moffat is fresh in my mind.
6. How many screenplays have you written?
-Seven. (Four short and three feature.)
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
-On a film set being a part of bringing one of my stories to life.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
-I handwrite a lot of random thoughts in the beginning. Then I comb through them putting them in somewhat of an order and handwrite something that resembles and outline. From there I just start typing.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
-I have a huge heart for kids.I've been a YMCA camp counselor and a Sunday School teacher. I love their imagination and how they look at the world.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
-A friend e-mailed information to me. I never have entered one of my scripts in a contest so I thought I would and see what happens.
11. Any advice or tips you'd like to pass on to other writers?
-I still have so much to learn, but I would say always pay attention to how your character changes and “just keep writing” (sung in Dory's voice from Finding Nemo.)