EVERYLIFE conceptualizes the social discussion of what it means for us to talk and engage one another face-to-face, which often seems lost in a distracted, cellphone, Internet, streaming world, while also making room to widen our circle of friends to include ‘all’ people, even those who are different from us.
An aspiring writer, aided by a charismatic theater professor, breaks away from the nonstop, televised show that controls every aspect of society, in order to discover there’s more to life and love beyond the scripted show.
Aspiring writer, Kai Mado (she/her) lives in the near-future, where one serialized show, controls every aspect of society, and plays virtually, citywide, and on personal devices for all-day access, blurring the lines between fiction and reality. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a writer for the show comes along, Kai solicits the help of Ashland Baile (she/her), a charismatic theater professor, one of the few not watching (and secretly going blind). The more Kai is drawn into Ashland’s world—devoid of technology and filled with the spontaneity of living in the present moment—the harder it is for her to coexist in the old world. With the final deadline for the contest approaching, Kai must choose between her love for Ashland or her love for the scripted show, or risk losing them both.
Everylife conceptualizes the social discussion on what it means for us to talk and engage one another face-to-face, which often seems lost in a distracted, cellphone, Internet, streaming world, while also making room to widen our circle of friends to include ‘all’ people, even those who are different from us. In many ways, the movie-within-the-movie serves as an allegory for how people live life ‘asleep,’ like the walking dead, consumed by distractions (e.g., worry, fear, and doubt, insecurities), when in any given moment, we can choose to be present and ‘wake up’ to our unlimited potential. When this happens, our habitual prejudices towards others can fall away, and we can open fully to unconditional love, offering forgiveness, even to our perceived enemies.
Everylife offers flexibility with casting to maximize on diversity. Includes characters that are LGBT; gender non-conforming and gender diverse; multicultural; differently-abled; disabled; indigenous; generational; depicts ‘every life.’
“Majority Rules,” S1, ep. 7, Orville; The Congress meets Crash; Inception meets Goodwill Hunting.
*Semi-Finalist* Hollywood Chills 12, Hollywood, Ca, April 16, 2020
*Best Feature Script* Wi-Fi Film Festival, Kansas, April 1, 2020
*Top-25 Semi-Finalist* Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Contest, Oct. 19, 2019
*Official Selection* Lifft India Filmotsav-World Cine Fest 2019, Lonavla, October 16, 2019
*Quarterfinalist* Script Lab's Tsl Screenplay Contest, October, 2, 2019
*Semi-Finalist* Los Angeles Cinematography Film Awards, Los Angeles, Oct. 1, 2019
*Best Feature Script* Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2019
*Semi-Finalist* Film Festival Of Time: Ancient Futures, New Zealand, Sept. 16, 2019
*Semi-Finalist* Script Lab Tsl Contest International, October 2, 2019
*Official Selection & Inclusion* Big Bear Film Festival, California, July 27, 2019
*Best Feature Screenplay* Olympus Film Festival, Los Angeles, June 16, 2019
*Official Selection* Underground Indie Film Fest, Apopka, June 8, 2019
*Finalist, Sci-Fi* Genre Celebration Film Fest, Tokyo, June 5, 2018
*Screenplay Semi-Finalist* Courage Film Festival, Berlin, April 22, 2019
*Finalist, Sci-Fi Genre* Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, Las Vegas, April 4, 2019
*Finalist* Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy, Sept. 10, 2018
*Semi-Finalist* Social World Film Festival, Italy, June 20, 2018
Genres:Drama, Science fiction, LGBT, DIVERSE, Social, Social justice
Number of Pages:120
Country of Origin:United States
*Semi-Finalist* Film Festival of Time: Ancient Futures, New Zealand, September 16, 2019
*Official Selection & Inclusion* Big Bear Festival, Angaelica California, Oct 2019
*Best Feature Screenplay* Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles, June 16, 2019
*Official Selection* Underground Indie Film Fest Apopka, FL, June 8, 2019
*First Round Finalist, Sci-fi*Genre Celebration Film Fest, Tokyo, June 5, 2018
*Screenplay Semi-Finalist* Courage Film Festival Berlin, April 22, 2019
*Official Finalist/Sci-fi *Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Las Vegas, April 4, 2019
*Screenplay Semi-Finalist* Social World Film Festival Italy, June 20, 2018
*Screenplay Finalist *Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy, Sept. 10, 2018
*QUARTERFINALIST* SCRIPT LAB'S TSL SCREENPLAY CONTEST, OCTOBER, 2, 2019
*TOP-25 SEMI-FINALIST, SCI-FI* CREATIVE SCREENWRITING UNIQUE VOICES SCREENPLAY CONTEST, OCTOBER 19, 2019
*Official Selection* Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan September 30, 2019
*SEMI-FINALIST* LOS ANGELES CINEMATOGRAPHY FILM AWARDS, LOS ANGELES OCTOBER 1, 2019
*OFFICIAL SELECTION & INCLUSION* LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2019, LONAVLA, OCTOBER 16, 2019
Hunter Liguore is an award-winning writer, whose work has been received internationally, including her screenplay, Everylife, a 17-time festival winner in 2019/2020. Her script, Equanimity, was part of the ‘Anthems’ series produced by director Hana Walker-Brown, in partnership with Sony Entertainment, 2020. Her novella L'ultimo Polare was translated and published for readers in Italy, 2018. Her novel, The Mountain Hero is forthcoming.
Hunter's life motto is 'respect for differences.' Her writing seeks to create a dialogue that promotes understanding our shared humanity, as an alternative to discrimination and hate.