LENGTH: The piece is a feature length screenplay.
PAGE COUNT :
One hundred thirteen (113).
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.
DRAFTS: Eleven (11) completed drafts.
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!
ACCOLADES: Top 10 Finalist (2017 FilmQuest), Top 10 Finalist (2017 NOLA Horror Film Festival), Quarter-Finalist (2017 Shriekfest)
TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS: Coming soon!
CIRCULATION: While ultimately not purchased, the script was under option in 2018.
postcard art by Vanessa Puopolo.
COSTUME PEOPLE RHYME:
"Costume People, Costume People...
Fabric, oh-so bright.
Take a look beyond the curtain...
To a lovely opening night."
GENRE: Supernatural Horror / Drama.
PROTECTION: The piece has been registered with the WGA; West.
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.
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."
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