2016 CONTEST |
Anything For Love
of Leeds, United Kingdom
Anything For Love
Shirley is a
published romantic novelist turned screenwriter, she studied
screenwriting at Leeds University and ScreenwritingU
(online). Most of her screenplays have been finalists in
to raise money for her granddad's operation, bungee jumps
into her first date as a hooker, almost knocks her client
out, then makes up to him by being amazing; but neither know
his condoms have been pricked! Nine years on her son wants
to meet his dad, and he wants to meet him now.
Interview Part 1.
I knew I wanted to be screenwriter
because I was
named after Shirley Temple and my mum was an usherette in
the local cinema and I literally grew up there.
I know I've succeeded when
when I see my
name in the credits. Written by Shirley Warke.
inspiration to write
"Anything For Love"
watching Romantic Comedies and wanting to see a character
that will do Anything For Love and Leah for me does just
that. Plus it allows me to see some really quirky
Interview Part 2.
inspired you to write?
Shirley Warke: I’ve I've written since I could hold a
pencil. Watching films was common place as my mum was
usherette at the local cinema and we often watched from the
back row (illegally – oops).
FilmMakers Magazine: Is this your first script
and how long did it take you to complete?
Shirley Warke: This is my fifth feature screenplay
solely written. It took my longer because of illness around
eighteen months once I had started it but it was a short
time ruminating in the old brain.
FilmMakers Magazine: Do you have a set
routine, place and time management for writing?
Shirley Warke: I write mostly afternoons and
Magazine: Do you believe screenplay contests are
important for aspiring screenwriters and why?
Shirley Warke: I think you can learn so much from
competitions, especially those that offer category winners.
Magazine: What influenced you to enter the
Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards?
Shirley Warke: Firstly I noticed that the final fifty
screenplays were read by the Radmin company, secondly
contestant feedback and thirdly I love the look of their
website it makes me feel like I'm really entering the
FilmMakers Magazine: What script would you
urge aspiring writers to read and why?
Shirley Warke: The Full Monty because it has many
shades. Sadness, laughter, irony.
Magazine: Beside screenwriting what are you passionate
about and why?
Shirley Warke: Family, animals and nature. Why?
Because family is important to me, my partner and my animals
are my life.
FilmMakers Magazine: Who is your favorite
Screenwriter and Why?
Shirley Warke: Simon Beaufoy because he wrote The
Full Monty and he never realized how much of a hit it was
going to be. Oh for hindsight.
Magazine: Name the director you would love to work with
Shirley Warke: Clare Kilner, why because I love the
film The Wedding Date as my close friend Liz wrote the book
and Claire made the vision I'd seen when reading each
chapter of the book come to life, much as iI had imagined it
Magazine: Name the actor you would love to work with and
Turner who plays Poldark on the BBC and Kill in The Hobbit.
Why, simple really, I can see him as Dan in my screenplay
Anything For Love.
FilmMakers Magazine: Any tips and things
learned along the way to pass on to others?
believing or trying. Always be grateful.
FilmMakers Magazine: What's next for you?
I am just
finishing a Thriller novel and a screenplay co-penned and
then maybe another comedy screenplay or an animation
FilmMakers Magazine: Where do you see yourself in
five years from now?
signing a few contracts. Lol.
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