LGBT 1st Scene Script Reading of THE THINGS WE MISS, by Bonnie Brookby

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Genre: Drama, Romance

Two long-estranged childhood friends, suddenly thrust back into one another’s lives, must grapple with their turbulent history as they unearth and reconstruct the decades-long romance their mothers shared.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Young Mother: Lara Amersey
Jamie: Alicia Payne

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

THE THINGS WE MISS is about two estranged childhood friends who are forced to confront their turbulent history as they unearth and reconstruct the decades-long romance their mothers shared. The story explores themes of forbidden love, motherhood and the loss of identity, the fluidity of female friendships, the inner lives of our mothers, the role of memory and perspective in constructing personal narratives, marriage and commitment, redemption and reconciliation, and the boundaries of true love.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

My screenplay is a contemporary realistic drama, with some comedic elements.

3. Why…

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