The Screenwriters

Not long ago, I had the privilege of watching The Screenwriters, the latest production from Advent Film Group. What I experienced was a rare gem: a film with strong, Biblical morals and solid storytelling.

The Screenwriters follows the story of two screenwriters in 1940s Hollywood who must write a screenplay in 24 hours, or else. As they are trapped together in one room, bickering from two very different viewpoints on how to write a story, the clock is ticking down… and they must find a solution or lose their jobs.

What results is a charming, fun, and ultimately meaningful story, all told with a unique classiness that reflects the period of its setting. While the movie was filmed on a low budget, it was shot and edited beautifully, with a black-and-white style that nods to Golden-Age Hollywood. This creative look gives it the feel of high production quality, and for fans of modern and old-time movies alike, it’s a pleasant, refreshing treat.


The Breakdown:

Quality

Story: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Production: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Acting: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Overall: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Cleanness

Violence: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Language: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sexual content: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Overall: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

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Watch the teaser trailer here: (Bear in mind, this was made before the black-and-white treatment!)

For updates on the movie, including festival showings and screening times, like it on Facebook, or visit the movie website. While the movie hasn’t been officially released yet, you can still order preview edition DVDs here. Money earned from early purchases will fund marketing and promotion… so if you really like it, buy it twice! 😉

Written by Brianna da Silva
Brianna is a writer, storyteller, and designer. Her first love is to write action/adventure novels for young adults and bring them to the screen. You can find her at her personal blog: briannadasilva.com.