Interview with Screenwriter Pamela PerryGoulardt (THE RINGMISTRESS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

A funambulist battles gem smugglers, pirates, her estranged mother, and the Russian mob, to win the Golden Clown at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival.

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A female tight-rope performer with two Dads must locate the missing jewels her kidnapped father was hired to smuggle or lose him and the circus to the Russian Mob.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


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

LGBTQ friendly, extreme high-wire circus performances, suspense, action, great parts for Actors, unusual settings (Monte Carlo, Paris)

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


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


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

10-12 years. At first it was Two separate features, then one, now I…

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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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