NEWS & EVENTS
EVENT: Golden Award for my screenplay PETER'S STORY at THE INDIES GATHERING International Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohia, USA.
Interview with Mike Anka about his winning script, PETER'S STORY.
Interviews: Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest
Screenwriter Mike Anka
The International Indie Gathering Writing Competition.
Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: The title is THE SURFER'S STORY.
It's about two young people. They were young and radiant when they met and fell in love. A sudden twist of fate changes him for life. He loves her but he sets her free. She will work in the shadows to keep him alive as he fights his demons to a bitter-sweet victory.
Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script?
A: I was advised by a friend regading Indie Gathering as a decent Festival/Competition. He was right.
This was the first contest entry with this particular script. I have another feature which finished third and two more finalist feature scripts elsewhere.
Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?
A: I was very satisfied with the administration and the content itself. They met all their deadlines right on target and the award-ceremony was professional. I did receive my medal and awards as promised.
Q: Did you receive a professional feedback for the script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: I received indirect feedback and I found it helpful.
Q: Did the success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, magers producers?
A: Yes, this contest helped with marketing my script. Currently the script is posted on Inktip.com and the contest winning helped its exposure. I was contacted by producers and managers.
Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: My background is live theatre and novels. I directed plays in the past and published two novels [not self-published]. I'm relatively new to screenwriting but I love the visual arts for a long time.
Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: I don't live in Los Angeles and have no plans to move there unless a golden opportunity arises.
Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: Currently I'm sketching out the scenes for my next feature script, titled