Screenwriter Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Robert Myers

An interview with screenwriter Robert Myers regarding the Find the Funny Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: Sasparillo-comedy, 116pgs; Sasparillo Smith is the fastest gun this side of the Euphrates river, but he does not like to kill those foolish enough to draw on him, so he simply maims and cripples them instead. The result is an entire gang of inept gunfighters with missing fingers, thumbs, toes, ears, elbows, knees, etc.

The 'Git Sassy' Gang, angered terribly, has put out a bounty on him of seven dollars and twelve cents and begins chasing him and his buddy dusty Dave across the west with hilarious results.

The final showdown comes on the streets of Laredo where Sassy wins a quick draw competition and realizes his dream of opening a school-Gunplay for Dummies!

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I have entered several scripts in different contests. Sasparillo also is a quarter finalist in Zoetropes contest.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: The administration was first class, very helpful and informative. All the deadlines were met and they delivered on everything they said they would. highly recommended.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: So far the only feedback was that they liked the script but the awards ceremony was just the 1st of April so it's early yet.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Again it's early but I have had a manager express interest and said they will get back to me next week.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I've written 4 screenplays and 2 novels and I'm looking for an agent for any or all of them.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in Daytona Beach Fl. but if need be I would relocate.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I'm adapting one of my novels (The Number Of His Name) to a screenplay.

Posted Sunday, April 2, 2006