Interview with Screenwriter Whisper-Lynn Harper (A Poem to my Love)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Kamile is a girl fed up with high school stereotypes, determined to make herself different, however she finds herself falling into them when she falls in love with her best friend.

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A Poem To My Love is about the experience of first love, first heartbreak and self-love. It is often talked about in queer circles that their first crush is often their best friend and doesn’t end up playing out the way it does on tv and movie screens. As well, many LBTQA+ teens have a lot going on that; they are uncomfortable with how they look, how they dress and who they are. So A Poem To My Love is a screenplay about being comfortable with who you are and loving yourself despite everything else.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

I would say for sure…

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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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