Running from the looming shadow of her missing sister, and a family still in mourning, Janie arrives in Los Angeles searching for closure. Her spontaneity comes into question, however, when she finds that the spiritual leader of a cult-like movement based in the Hollywood hills has been expecting her.
2. Why did you decide to write this screenplay?
It's semi-autobiographical, about our experiences moving to Los Angeles.
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
This is our first screenplay, but we've been writing it for 3 years.
4. What is your favorite MOVIE show of all-time?
N: "The Never-ending Story." I identify with the idea that this fantasy world would disappear without belief in it. If you don't look for magic, it won't be there in your life.
H: "Citizen Ruth." I like the use of a protagonist like Ruth, who's unflinchingly self-destructive, and totally disinterested in the agendas of those around her.
5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?
N: Clint Eastwood. H: David Lynch.
6. Who was your hero growing up?
N: Mick Jagger. H: Andy Kaufman.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
N: Living in Mexico, writing screenplays. H: Making a living in the industry in whatever capacity I can.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
H: I scribble down notes when they come to me, snippets of conversation, or ideas. Nicole and I live in different places so often we often Skype and brainstorm while one of us types. There's no set routine, just whenever we can. This can lead to a lot of procrastination, so deadlines help. N: Coffee.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
The chance to just get our script out there, and get feedback is a huge draw, especially from people who will give it a professional, clinical read and give helpful notes.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
N: Don't be afraid to fail, it's part of the process… H: Maybe the same thing as Niki, said differently… Don't try and make it perfect the first time through, just get something on the page, that's where it grows.