One is confused. One is growing older. One is afraid of settling down. They all take their chances on rodeo weekend amid the dancing, riding, and drinking.
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Paul: Geoff Mays
Martin: Steve Rizzo
Get to know the writer:
1. What is your screenplay about?
Nine people spend the gay rodeo weekend in Denver sorting out their difficulties with establishing, holding onto, or ending romantic relationships.
2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
Only one other film that I know of (The Boys in the Band) has an entire cast exclusively from the LGBTQ community. Showing LGBTQ folks who aren't weighed down by a hetero-normative environment.
4. How would you describe this script in two words?
5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
The Wizard of Oz
6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
7. How many stories have you written?
8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
I Am the Walrus
9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Finding a composer to write the music.
10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My husband, our cats, travel, politics, history, gardening, theater, photo art, teaching
11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?
Positive. It saves me the trouble of maintaining a log of what I sent where. I have to do that with plays, short fiction, and poetry. They supported me when a festival rejected my project solely because I wrote a negative review of their sister festival. The rejection violated their rules, but they didn't reconsider until FilmFreeway contacted them.
12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I certainly wanted the screenplay to be considered for a festival spotlighting LGBT creatives and stories. I was happy that the feedback evaluated the script based on what I was trying to do rather than measured against some rubric. The notes were consistent with some other feedback I've received, which motivated me to seriously look at a few things.