FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of I WILL LOVE YOU, by Anich D’Jae


Genre: Drama, Romance

Imagine Waiting to Exhale meets Rachel Getting Married. It’s been nearly ten years since the Wright sisters lost their father. Yet they’re still dealing with the aftermath of life without their parents. Chian Wright, the oldest of four, has taken care of her family since she was thirteen, and watched her mother died tragically during the birth of her youngest sister Micah. Years later she’s still haunted by that fateful day.


Micah: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Chian: Ariel Booker
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Chelsea: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mariah: Esther Thibault

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

I Will Love You is the story of four sisters who must face and overcome their past wounds of addiction, abandonment, and abuse; in order to heal themselves and their relationship. All in time for their youngest sister’s wedding, that may or may not take place.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

I Will Love You is a female driven film centered around four sisters struggling with forgiveness, their own personification, and self worth. It’s a universal issue that not only deals with sisterhood and sacrifice, but it will leave the audience with a stronger sense of self as well.

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

Devastatingly beautiful.

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

What’s Love Got To Do With It

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

Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?


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

Sentimental Mood By Duke Ellington.

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

The biggest obstacle that I faced was coming to terms with old wounds of my own that I had long forgotten. A hard but necessary journey.

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

I’m passionate about acting in strong female roles, introducing and enriching young peoples lives through art, and providing platforms for women of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds to have a voice.

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

Encouraging and motivating.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was looking for a place where the women in my story would be heard and understood. This festival made that possible. The feedback was welcomed, useful, and supportive. I look forward to submitting my other screenplays to this festival in the future.


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

Director: Kierston Drier

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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