My short film script ‘The girl who dressed as a bear’ has won a competition which sees it featured at The Watersprite Film Festival’s Script Lab on the 12th March 2017.
What a great event. Phillip Shelley (Channel 4 script consultant), & Brian Walters (development executive at Endor Productions) had much to say, including these lovely comments from Rebecca Lenkiewicz (playwright & screenwriter)
“This is a beautiful study of a young female life, fractured but hopeful. I really enjoyed Alex’s script.. the strangeness of Pippa’s world; her retreat into a bear’s head seeming to be the only way to exist for a while. Its realism was good in the detail of the pills and the doctor and I very much enjoyed the love affair which was instant and unquestioning. The magical realism that followed and then the ending which was realistic all went very beautifully together. I’d love to see this film, the images, Pippa’s private world and the necessity of dealing with the real world. Heidi is very touching and their coming together at the end is really hopeful and wonderful. It’s a nicely empowered film about the feeling of being totally disempowered. I hope it will be made and can adhere to the script as the specificity is very good. I enjoyed it very much and feel that Alex will write many more beautiful screenplays.. the economy of dialogue was impressive and the visual language was great.”
It’s been such a positive experience and the search is now on for an animator to co-create this piece and take it to further festivals!
© Alex Clarke