Cime Bruce Interview

BlueCat Fellini Award (2011)

BlueCat: Tell us a little bit about your Talk of Mifton.

Cime Bruce: Talk of Mifton is about a girl with dreams of leaving her suffocatingly small town the day after her eighteenth birthday but is injured in a car accident that leaves her quadriplegic and without a voice. She discovers she has a special gift of persuasion over people and must use it to save herself from her caregivers.

BlueCat: How long have you been writing screenplays?

Cime: I’ve been writing screenplays since about 2002. The first one was about AIDS so there was a lot of research before writing which was a process I enjoyed.

BlueCat: How many screenplays have you written?

Cime: I’ve written five screenplays. It’s an evolution. I see stronger writing in each one.

BlueCat: What made you decide to enter BlueCat?

Cime: I Googled top five legit screenplay contests and more than one list named BlueCat as legit and important.

BlueCat: Are there any writers that have influenced your work?

Cime: When I was living in New York I bought a copy of Woody Allen’s Without Feathers from a street vendor. This book changed everything for me. It said, “Write for yourself and someone will get you.”

BlueCat: What’s your writing process like?

Cime: The origin is usually the character or some dialogue. Then I create their story; how they look, where they live, what they do; the people around them and of course, their goal.

BlueCat: What are your goals with the script after winning the Fellini Awards?

Cime: My goal is to write more and improve. I would love to sell a screenplay, (or two!). It would be a dream come true to see my screenplay produced.

BlueCat: What’s your favorite screenplay that you’ve read?

Cime: I generally do not read screenplays. I don’t like to read when I’m writing. But there are films that have moved me to write with an urgency: Boogie NightsCrumbMagnolia.

BlueCat: What have you learned from your BlueCat experience?

Cime: The BlueCat experience has taught me what Without Feathers taught me; write for myself and someone will get it.

BlueCat: What’s next for you as a writer?

Cime: I just completed an original one-hour tv pilot, co-created a half-hour comedy and I’m writing my first thriller.

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