FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of THE ACCIDENT, by Tanisha Bazemore

Genre: Drama

“The Accident” is a film about Theresa, a woman with a victim mentality who feels that everything in her life is in turmoil. As she experiences having a major accident the wounds of her past love resurface. Will she end up losing him for good because of her own insecurities?


Office Bob: Russell Batcher
Hosea: Chad: David Straus
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Theresa: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Officer Jeremy: Peter Nelson

Get to know the writer:

 What is your screenplay about? “The Accident” is a screenplay about a woman motivational speaker, Theresa, that battles with coming to terms with her own self-issues and life turmoil. When she encounters a major accident her wounds of her past love and own internal self issues are surfaced that causes her to make a drastic turn in her life for the better. She comes to terms of self-actualization and becomes accountable of her own life issues. She uses her own life experiences during monthly women motivational empowerment meetings to help other women battling similar issues as herself to heal as she healing.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

drama, comedy, romance

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

This screenplay will bring self-awareness to women and actual men as well. Seeing that our only biggest obstacles and enemy in life is ourselves. So, when we can see this then we can take accountability for our action and change our lives to experience happiness. And to know that through our struggles and troubles it is building something greater within us.

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


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

This is an open questions because I will have a long list but the ones that are my favorites and may have watched a few more times than others is:

A Long Kiss Goodnight

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

I have been working on this screenplay for over a year now and finally re-wrote it my last time, completed it and recently had it produced and now awaiting for the final product that will not be done until this fall.

7. How many stories have you written?

This is my first one and I am currently working on a full-feature screenplay.

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

This is a hard question. lol! Because I like a lot of different music and listen to quite a few songs so no particular favorite. But the music that captures me the most is various types of meditation music. It so relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating.

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

Doubting my ability to write a successful screenplay.
Fear that I would not be successful in my writings.
Procrastination on completing this screenplay.

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

Inspiring and empowering people through coaching and blogging.
Capturing the beauty of life through my eyes, photography.
Traveling and sharing my experiences.
Healing people through my words, tools and internal abilities.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It has been a good experience, user friendly and resourceful.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival?

I was ready to take the next step in my film making journey. What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received? Honestly, I was in my feelings. lol! But the more writing courses I took and exposure I got from other professionals in this industry I saw that it wasn’t as bad as I was making it. I became open and able to see from a new perspective of writing. So, the feedback became helpful to me and help me in writing a more effective story line.


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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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