TV HORROR BEST SCENE Reading of PEEL, by Matthew Torti

Genre: Horror

Logline: A struggling make-up artist is given the opportunity to work alongside the industry’s most successful actor, who is secretly a real life monster.

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jimmy:Peter-Mark Raphael
Creedance: Scott McCulloch

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?
PEEL is a television series about a struggling make-up artist that is gifted the opportunity to work alongside the industry’s most successful actor, who is secretly a real life monster.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
PEEL focuses on people who wear masks, in both the literal and metaphorical sense, which I feel touches on some important current issues we are facing. But it also tells a story that is entertaining, fun, creepy and serious in equal measure, since horror is one of the most important genres in that, historically, it can adopt a variety of different tones without losing sight of its true identity.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?
Honest. Fantastical.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
Seven months.

7. How many stories have you written?
7 features and 4 pilots.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
The Grand Finale by Danny Elfman (from EDWARD SCISSORHANDS)

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
It was a challenge to find where the characters wanted to go. Even though I write treatments, once I start writing a script I often let the character choose their own path. More often than not, the challenge is making sure they make decisions that serve them and the story.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Reading, playing music, spending as much time as I can with my son.


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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