Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katie L. Marshall (FALLING STAR)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

1. What is your screenplay about?

‘Falling Star’ is about a young pop star who is driven to a mental breakdown by those profiting from her fame. Alexa King is forced to keep her sexuality a secret in the limelight, for fear of losing fans and the profits that come with them. The pressure sees her face a deadly choice until a chance encounter with a hotel chef transforms both of their lives.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

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

Falling Star would help to raise awareness on the prolonged oppression, conventional expectation, and prejudice experienced by queer woman all over the world. For the members of the LGBT community that are still being advised not come out, this screenplay really delivers the message on how important it is to be yourself and happy endings are a possibility. There’s…

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