It's about unrequited love and deciding to take a chance on something before its too late.
2. Why did you decide to write this screenplay?
This was actually an exercise about writing conflict in my screenwriting class at Edinburgh University. One of the characters had to be a doctor from a family with a long line of medical history, and one of the characters had to be secretly in love with the other. It had to be the doctor's last day at work, and potentially the last chance that the two characters saw each other again. We had to write a scene that played out that drama in no more than 3 pages - I've obviously added to it and developed the story a bit since then.
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
Just over a year - I enrolled on my first short screenwriting course in August 2009.
4. What is your favorite MOVIE show of all-time?
This is a hard one! Citizen Kane blew me away with its story and the performance of Orson Welles. A very forceful movie in many different ways.
5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?
Jennifer Aniston! She's so typecast I'd love to had a chat with her about what she really wants to do then write her a scorching script!
6. Who was your hero growing up?
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
I'm trying to instigate a career shift and become a professional screenwriter, so in 5 years time I would have liked to have had two or three feature films produced and have carved out a reputation as an entertaining screenwriter that people want to work with.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
I get up when my wife gets up to go to work and I treat it like a job. I sit at my desk and write all day, every day (unless real life buts into my process and I have to do shopping and other real-life stuff).
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Football, food and politics.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
I'm a firm believer in getting your work 'out there'. I saw the contest and thought I'd go for it, especially as entrants to your contest got feedback on their scripts. I think this is very important in learning your trade - getting feedback from fellow writers and film professionals.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Be persistent and don't be afraid to bare your soul and send your work 'out there'. But be prepared to grow a thick skin.