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.
postcard art by Vanessa Puopolo.
Top 10 Finalist @ 2017 FilmQuest
Top 10 Finalist @ 2017 NOLA Horror Film Festival
Quarter-Finalist @ 2017 Shriekfest
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.
costume people rhyme
"Costume People, Costume People... / Fabric, oh-so bright.
Take a look beyond the curtain... / To a lovely opening night."
A 120-second video pitch for The Costume People.
GENRE: Supernatural Horror / Drama
PROTECTION: WGA; West registered
PAGE COUNT: One hundred thirteen (113)
DRAFTS: Eleven (11) completed drafts
INSPIRATIONS: Inspired by a 2016, month-long acting contract with The Roxy Theatre in Clarksville, TN
SCRIPT EDITOR / STORY CONSULTANT: Jonna Jackson
OPTION: While ultimately not purchased, it was optioned in 2018
BLUE CAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION:
"The script’s storytelling is very strong and circular, everything always comes back around in some way, and it feels seamless and well crafted."