DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of THE BLACK HEART BOOK, by Carol Hoffman and Rosezelle Boggs Qualls

Genre: Drama/Action/Adventure

A righteous family man finds his faith shaken by greedy neighbors and land disputes. When he happens upon a newspaper advertisement for a book with special powers and decides to buy it, he begins a spiritual journey that will test the moral fiber of his entire family.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alex: Peter-Mark Raphael
Black Dog: Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

A righteous family man finds his faith shaken by greedy neighbors and land disputes. When he happens upon a newspaper advertisement for a book with special powers and decides to buy it, he begins a spiritual journey that will test the moral fiber of his entire family.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama/Action/Adventure/Biographical/Period/Book Adaptation

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It is a new adventure about people living between the forces of good and evil. In 2018 (just as in 1898) we are tested and must decide between right and wrong, we struggle with family issues and often lose faith.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Family Feud

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

North by Northwest

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began working on it in 2004 after I read The Black Heat Book by Rosezelle Boggs Qualls.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written 14 feature screenplays, six shorts and too many radio, newspaper and magazine stories to count.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

Your Song by Elton John

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Focusing the family story on a group of characters without losing the flavor of the period piece set in Kentucky.

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

Volunteering, painting and drawing, photography, songwriting and interior decorating.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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