|Winning Screenplay – TASTE MY REVENGE
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
Genre: Thriller, Fantasy
In the ancient city of Thebes, the Pharaoh orders his Architect to design a new Treasury. Given no choice, the Architect agrees to the deadly assignment, although he knows the Pharaoh will have him killed after it is finished.
Get to know the writer:
What is your screenplay about?
“Taste My Revenge” tells one of the oldest stories in the world. Based on Herodotus’ “The Histories” from about 440 BC, considered the founding work of history in Western literature, it is the story of Pharaoh Rhamsinitus or Ramses III and his legendary Treasury. The action takes place in 1186 BC in Thebes, Ancient Egypt. The Architect who builds the Treasury knows he will be killed after it is completed, a common precaution to keep any secrets from being shared. But this Architect Horemb plans his revenge on the Pharaoh even though it would come after his own death. However, the long term ramifications of the Architect’s revenge result an even more cruel fate.
What genres does your screenplay fall under?
The screenplay is a psychological thriller, a period piece (based in Ancient Egypt), combined with action, romance and mystery.
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
One of the world’s greatest stories, it will reverberate with modern audiences. Audiences will thrill to the exotic locations, ancient Egyptian mystery and culture, and find many threads that are as current as a modern thriller.
How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin), Night at the Opera (Marx Brothers)
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Story since childhood, screenplay for 1 year
How many stories have you written?
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
History, politics, international cultures, emotions, art, nature, music, love.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
Glad to offer my film as a thriller. The feedback is super helpful.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
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