INFO: The Costume People is a feature spec script.
PROTECTION: The piece has been registered with the WGA; West.
GENRE: Supernatural thriller/horror/drama.
DRAFTS: Eleven (11) completed drafts.
TABLE READ #1: A first reading was held in the spring of 2017 with actors Libby Baker, Lee Boxleitner, Sam Boxleitner, Andrew Boyle, Rahvaunia Johnson, Stephanie Jones, Monte Light, Maggie McCollester, Candis Phlegm, EmLee Vassilos, Adam J. Yeend.
TABLE READ #2: Following several rounds of producer's notes, a second reading was held in the summer of 2018 with actors Joe Chambrello, Michael Klug, Morgan Michaud, Steve Newman, Maria Olsen, Ruben Pla, Sean Russel, Elizabeth Sandy, Aaron Stall, Lauren Taylor, Linda Wong.
CURRENT PAGE COUNT (including title page): One hundred thirteen (113).
ACCOLADES: Top 10 Finalist -- 2017 Filmquest / Top 10 Finalist -- 2017 NOLA Horror Film Fest / Quarter-Finalist -- 2017 Shriekfest
BLUE CAT COMMENTS: "The script’s storytelling is very strong and circular, everything always comes back around in some way, and it feels seamless and well crafted."
CIRCULATION: This piece was optioned in the spring of 2018! Stay tuned for updates!
INSPIRATIONS: The piece was inspired by a 2016 visit to Clarksville, TN and The Roxy Theatre -- where I returned to the live stage after 10 years away!
LOGLINE: In light of her sagging career, and following the death of her husband, Hollywood actress Alexandra Abbott returns to her theatre roots in a small Tennessee town to retake the stage -- where 20 years earlier she survived a devastating tornado. With lingering survivor's guilt, she must face her fears, her past and the supernatural mystery of The Costume People.
COSTUME PEOPLE RHYME:
"Costume People, Costume People...
Fabric, oh-so bright.
Take a look beyond the curtain...
To a lovely opening night."
postcard art: photographed and designed by Vanessa Puopolo
THE COSTUME PEOPLE GALLERY