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Nicole Grainger

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Nicole Grainger

1. What is your screenplay about?

It's about the difference between what's really going on in your mind vs what's happening around you.

2. Why did should people vote for your 1page script?

It surprises the viewer's expectations, it'll make you laugh and it's very inexpensive to make.

3. How long have you been writing screenplays?

I've been writing for about 2 decades, but this is my first screen play.

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

There are 2 that tie for this...Starwars and Raiders of the Lost Ark - I wanted to grow up to be just like Harrison Ford!

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

Atom Egoyan

6. How many screenplays have you written?

This is my first screen play. I've mainly written short- fiction, errotica, comedic essays and some sketch comedy for theatre.

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

Accepting an award for my work.

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

I always have a pot of coffee brewing and a something to snack on (usually popcorn and chocolate) I then just start to write everything that is in my head. I just sort of "throw up" everything. Some of it comes out in paragraphs, some in point form.

I then go back and start cutting out all the non-essentials, add in the details and hone it into a story.

I guess the thing with me is I need to "see" it and "touch" it so that I can then manipulate it into what I want it to be.

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

I've been performing as an actress/singer etc for most of my life. The Arts is like oxygen to me. As long as I am creating or helping others to create (producing their work, or choreographing it) I am happy and find myself in balance.

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

I have been cast to read for WildSound on Several occasions. Hearing all the new work is inspired me, and I thought to myself, my goodness Nicole, why haven't you been writing for film, when so much of your life is centered around it?

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

My only advice is to Never Stop writing. You'll never please everyone. Don't try to. Just write. Write for yourself. Even on those days when the creative well runs dry, pick up a pen and write about it.




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