JUSTUCE HENINGER - 10 Questions
10 Questions from the March 2014 1st Scene Screenplay Winner.
1. Why should your script be made into a film?
When I watch movies I find myself yelling at the screen as characters make poor tactical decisions. Especially when the "bad guy" is extremely evil. This should be made into a film because we will finally pit an evil town against hero's that have been fighting war their entire adult lives, and relish the thought of killing bad guys.
2. How long have you been writing screenplays?
I've loved writing since I was 11 years old (currently 29). This is my first Screenplay with many more to come.
3. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
The movie I've seen the most in my life and would watch again any night of the week is "The Big Lebowski"
4. What artists would you love to work with?
I would love to work with Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.
5. How many stories/screenplays have you written?
I've written one screenplay and am working on a TV Pilot. I've written eight stories that are not screenplays.
6. Ideally where would you like to be in 5 years?
In five years I would like this film to have been produced, and I will have finished my degree in Computer Programming. Hopefully I will have a good programming job and can continue to write in my free time.
7. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
I need a small low-lit room, headphones with loud music, and a cup of coffee. In the evening hours that coffee gets replaced with a gin and soda.
8. Apart from writing what else are you passionate about?
I served in the military as an Army Ranger, and then contracted in Iraq and Afghanistan for five years after the military. I love traveling and having new adventures. I've traveled all over the world and have much more to see.
9. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
I was actually in Afghanistan writing this script when I saw your feed on twitter. I didn't know what to think of my script and knew that you give feedback on every entry. I decided to send in my first ten pages and see what happens. I'm glad I did.
10. Any advise or tips you'd like to pass on to other writers?
A story is like taking a cross-country road trip. You will most likely not arrive at the correct destination without a map or some type of directions. Writing from an outline is that map. I highly recommend using an outline when trying to put together the pieces of a story. Also just live your life and enjoy every moment.