[Typically, this is the area where we add a brief and eloquent summary of what to expect in the article—however. . . no summary will do Eva’s story justice. Just read it.] ▼ A terrorist attack almost prevented Eva Gonzalez Szigriszt from fulfilling her dream of becoming a film director. It was March 11, 2004. Gonzalez Szigriszt was 18 and living in a town south of Madrid, Colmenar de Oreja. She had an exam the next day, and if she passed, she’d possibly get accepted into the most prestigious film school in Spain: Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid (ECAM for short). Her older sister signed up to take the test, too, and together, they were aiming to be nothing less than the next Coen brothers. In lieu of taking an early-morning train, the sisters decided to travel the evening before and stay overnight at their grandparents’ house….
The 9th Annual First Look Project fulfills the requests of production companies and managers by finding high-concept material in screenplays and TV pilots.
Extended Deadline: October 30th