SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of IT’S A NIGHTMARE, by Nicole Quinn


Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Mina is a rogue dreamer fostered in the Off-grid of Winkin City. How will she suurvive being the Night Mare’s human sacrifice?


Bubba: John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Bob: Daniel Cristofori
Mina: Kimberley Wells

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Women dreaming the world anew, a rebirth and its labor, via a protagonist who is discovering who she is at the same time we do.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Fantasy, feminist dystopian, sci-fi, hero’s journey

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

Because it’s a rocking action adventure story with great gals and without guns

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

Fantastically weird

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

It’s a tie for the most viewings- Strictly Ballroom, 5000 Fingers of Dr. T.

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

A couple of years. It’s adapted from The Gold Stone Girl trilogy of novels, which took me eight years to write

7. How many stories have you written?

Too many to count and in many mediums. In addition to the novels I have a feature film streaming, Racing Daylight, (2006, with Melissa Leo and David Strathairn), several audiobooks on Audible (producer/narrator), short plays are published by Playscripts, inc.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Blue, joni mitchell, I vacuum to the album. It’s soothing

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

All stories are puzzles to be worked out. I think of it more as a challenge rather than an obstacle, to make sure I have all the pieces and fit them together into an exciting whole

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Equal rights, Gardening, mowing paths through the meadow

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Easy to enter, user friendly

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The festival is targeted to the genre in which I was dreaming this project. It’s the gateway audience, and if you can’t get in the gate….the feedback made sense, and has me mulling a new draft that lifts the story up and away from being strictly the narrative and sequencing of the books, but more in the spirit of the world I’m sharing.
So thanks!


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox


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